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Whare Waka Cafe

1 | Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 21 109 4339
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 | Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner went to have breakfast but no one bothered to greet us or even serve us. We waited there for 5 mins but no one bothered so we took off. Never going back there. This is not good no wonder no one...More

Thank Rabina N
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Unfortunately, on arrival the cafe appeared unwelcoming with the outside chairs piled on top of the tables at the entrance. Tables obviously recently cleared but not wiped. We had grabone vouchers for lunch and still considered that the food was not value for money. Went...More

Thank Birds62
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

The kids and I had breakfast here before heading into the Waitangi grounds. Food and coffee was nice the kids enjoyed their pancakes too.

Thank DaveDogNZ
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Our day at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds ended up including a lunch stop at the Whare Waka Cafe. We had two hungi pies and a pot of tea for two $21. Staff were all young, energetic, pleasant and helpful. Delicious meal enjoyed in the outside...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

the food was amazing, the staff were so helpful and friendly and nothing was an issue the coffee was also great ! and even though the weather was not all that good we had a splendid mother’s day definitely one to remember, i will without...More

Thank 414sabrina179
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Delicious breakfast. Very accommodating—modifies their eggs Benedict to meet my lacto ova diet. Much better restaurant than a hotel restaurant within walking distance. Eat here, not at the hotel.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We had the big breakfast and the smoked salmon. The portions were big enough and everything was well cooked. Very tasty. Nice coffee, too! The prices are absolutely okay. Large cappuccino 4,50. Big breakfast about 16$. But there are cheaper meals on the list! Perfect...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit this cafe as we had not been for a number of years so thought we would give it a try. We were not disappointed. Our breakfast was delicious salmon egg bene & bacon & eggs. The setting is lovely, the service...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Visited at the end of our tour around the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for lunch, good toasted sandwich and savoury scone. I would recommend.

Thank j w
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Went here for breakfast pre going into the Treaty Grounds. Really nice food my partner had Salmon eggs Benny and it was a piece of fresh cook salmon. !!!! Never before. Also the chef was not happy with his poached eggs and brought us some...More

Thank SuenAndy1983
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 | Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 21 109 4339
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Whare Waka Café is fully licenced and offers a wide selection of cabinet and a la carte food. Choose from the cosy ambience indoors or the outdoor area surrounded by ferns and native trees and overlooking the waka taua (ceremonial war canoe) and the Pacific Ocean. Whare Waka Café is available to hire for wedding receptions and events throughout the year. With a range of catering options to suit all occasions. In summer (December–April) the café also offers a hāngi dinner on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings.
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