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Morepork Pizzeria & Cafe

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School Road, Waitomo Caves, Otorohanga, New Zealand
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Somerville, Australia
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at 7.20pm on a Friday night to order a pizza only to be advised, by a not very friendly staff member, that everything has been closed down and nothing was available. Absolutely ridiculous time to close a cafe on a Friday night when all the visitors are arriving after travelling during the day. Cafe should get their act... More 

Thank Sue M
Te Kuiti, New Zealand
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Best place to get a coffee in waitomo..has a nice deck to sit outside and enjoy a meal also a nice chilled place to have a wine or beer to relax.

Thank ex-army-now-caveman
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We went for family pizza and were disappointed. Pizzas were cooked to order but one was only just cooked and the other still raw in the middle. There are plenty of toppings but given the price not great value.

Thank Mel A
Hastings, New Zealand
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This was the worst pizza I have ever eaten. We needed somewhere quick because we were booked on a cave tour in the next hour. Staff persuaded us to order the pizza and said it would be quickest option. Pizza base was like a piece of cardboard - tough and with no flavour. Couldn't taste any tomato sauce and the... More 

Thank 2boysandagal
Otorohanga, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

nice sit out side looking out over the vallay at Waitomo after been on bush work thought the caives .A bit cold after the black water caiving. with a Beer or wine & a pizza ,good service ,what a nice place to end the Day off.

Thank Alistair H
Brisbane, Australia
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77 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

We had takeaway pizza from here during our one night stay in waitomo and it was so yum!! We did a half/half and there were ample toppings and the most amazing thin base! Would definitely recommend and if I am ever back in waitomo I will be grabbing a pizza from here!

Thank annika81
Munich, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Went in at lunch for something to eat was created by little "native kids" running around while their relative texted on her phone behind the till. We ordered a single pepperoni pizza and two drinks somehow we only had to pay for one of the drinks, yay free drinks. The pizza had barely any pepperoni and used tomato sauce instead... More 

Thank Kevin W
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Good Kiwi-style pizza for hungry trampers - filling and lots of topping. We had heaps left for lunch the next day. Basic cafe but nice balcony - where we had to sit because - At 7pm on a Tuesday evening in December they were closing because there weren't enough customers.

Thank willblacks
Denver, Colorado
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

The breakfast food we had wasn't good and the coffee is definitely sub par. If you're looking for breakfast, wait 30 minutes and go to the Waitomo General Store.

Thank Chelsea L
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

We ordered a large split topping pizza to share with fries. It was huge and took what we couldn't eat away with us. Great service and delicious.

Thank MoniandLawrence

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: School Road, Waitomo Caves, Otorohanga, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Otorohanga

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