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Nikau Cave Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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1779 Waikaretu Valley Rd | Tuakau, Tuakau 2695, New Zealand
+64 9-233 3199
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New Zealand
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is fair trade, handmade and absolutely delicious. Nice staff, great view and really cozy atmosphere

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Thank Lunalacrima
Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Cannot rate this cafe highly enough. Everything about it is excellent.. wonderful service, a fabulous rating from my very particular husband for the coffee, cake delicious, great beer, yum pizza, and the setting is superb!!

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Thank Anne C
Tuakau, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

good coffee-their own good food great pizza A nice leisurely drive, great meal with cave exploring. just a great day out

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Thank Iain P
Mercer, New Zealand
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Nikau Cave Café is our destination of choice when we need a day out, away from noise and crowds. The drive is a nice one, the views are lovely and the setting of the café is magical. We have yet to do the Glowworm Caves walk but if this was a one off trip for you I would suggest the... More 

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Thank tmmayo
Hamilton, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Every time we want a relaxing time we head out to Nikau Caves as it reasonably local. Phillpi and Anne are great hosts, and a tip, let Phillip chose your pizzas. He wont disappoint and goes great with the house wine. Far too great sometimes! Good big tables inside and out so suits anytime of the year.

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Thank maggiespringer
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

I was there today and the cake and ice cream was superb. They also had a great local wine to have with it. Would love to go again!

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Thank Danielle C
Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

The cafe is surrounded by green and rocky hills and peaceful nature. There is no cell coverage which is a bonus! The food was great - we shared a salmon pizza.

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Thank Lacr1s
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Pizza, toasted sammies, shearers pie and a few other bits n pieces is the extent of the menu but its all excellent stuff. Great place to grab a feed before you go on the cave tour.

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Thank Kerry H
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We have been a few times to Nikau cave café. We went last weekend as they had some musicians playing. Dinner was what ever was cooked. It turned out to be a barbeque with dishes cooked from vegetables fresh from their garden, fresh warm home made bread buns. Dessert was a lovely peach cobbler type thing, again fruit from a... More 

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Thank Erin S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

We did not know that this cafe existed until we drove past it and had to stop in. We are glad that we did! Friendly staff, good coffee and we both enjoyed the lunch that we had. Sitting on the deck was so peaceful. We will return to visit the caves. (If you like this review please give it a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1779 Waikaretu Valley Rd | Tuakau, Tuakau 2695, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Tuakau
  • Phone Number: +64 9-233 3199

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?