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The Porch Kitchen & Bar

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$$ - $$$
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23 Wilson Road, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
+64 7-863 1330
08:00 - 22:00
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Waihi, New Zealand
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow this was really really good. Hot smoked proper salmon with poached eggs,on a bagel and some mushrooms ordered as a side. Will definitely be coming back to have this again.Like i said it was really really good ! :)

Thank cowfarmer350
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If my last meal was to be breakfast, I would be heading to The Porch cafe in Waihi Beach. My occasional favourite hot breakfast is toast, mushrooms, bacon and tomato. As mushrooms were not on the menu I settled for the hash browns expecting the usual frozen fare from the supermarket. What arrived at the table was a perfectly cooked... More 

Thank Clifford K
Whitianga, New Zealand
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We each chose a different dish, three meals were very good with one below average. The fresh fish was fresh but it was overcooked, the accompaniments were also strange -" baked beans " and flavours so strong they killed the fish. However the three other diners enjoyed their meals.

Thank Grandvisitor
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Very friendly and helpful staff, big menu selection, but only had time for take away coffees. Noticed a licenced bar as well.

Thank selbydesign
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Ordered for lunch the fish meal for $24.00. Really disappointed in the 2 x tiny 'fish finger' sized pieces of snapper that were placed at the top of the meal. I were expecting a nice fillet of snapper for the price of the meal!! Also the coffee sizes have reduced. Sad the new owner/s feel they have to charge more... More 

Thank Dianne S
Tauranga, New Zealand
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We were the only ones to brave the shocking weather conditions this morning. Our coffees were delivered to our table nice & hot with our meals followed a few minutes later. The blueberry waffles were nicely presented, personally I would have preferred more maple syrup. There were two waffles so quite a large serving. Hubby had scrambled eggs on grainy... More 

Thank gksmith
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The Porch blows away the local trade, great food, great staff and amazing coffee, live music on the weekend and a fully stocked bar, we love the flat breads and food counter! A must visit!

Thank Cossie777
Sunshine Coast, Canada
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125 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

When offered a choice of eateries, always pick the one that is nearly full. We had a wonderful lunch at this place in downtown Waihi Beach. Flatbread plates were on the menu and were delicious. Crispy, almost filo pastry like, flatbreads that were topped with buttermilk soaked chicken and a tangy slaw. or falafels with avocado. Both were excellent. Taps... More 

Thank A A
Tauranga, New Zealand
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118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Apart from the tasty food options the standout was the very reasonable pricing. Considerably lower cost than would be regarded as the norm. The food was tasty, the coffee was great and the service was just as good. It is licensed and offers an enticing selection of wine & beers. The Porch is well worth a taste!

Thank Chris T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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133 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We booked a outdoor table for my wife's birthday dinner. We had our Katikati family with us for our first dinner at the Porch. We enjoyed excellent service, wonderful meals and a really enjoyable evening. The chefs present interesting taste fusions with the different meals we had. Our only disappointment was another couple having drinks adjacent to us were smokers.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$28
New Zealand, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Wilson Road, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Waihi Beach
  • Phone Number: +64 7-863 1330
The Porch Waihi Beach is located in the bustling village centre of Wilson Rd. Enjoy a coffee or a beer and watch the world go by on hot summer afternoons, or enjoy homemade soup by our cozy wood fire on wintery days. We offer a delicious range of freshly made cabinet food including gluten free goodies in addition to our breakfast, lunch, dinner, bar and children's menus. Contact us for function and event bookings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?