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Kava Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Pizza, Cafe, European
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40 Seddon St | Hauraki District, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
+64 7-863 6728
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Tue 09:00 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Te Kauwhata, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for dinner and had a beautiful meal. Loved it so much we went back for breakfast the next morning and that was great as well. Lovely hosts, great value for money and nice fresh ingredients. We will be back when we come past your way again. Thanks

Thank Karen S
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A quiet place to enjoy your meal which is cooked expertly by your host.Nothing is too much trouble.If you want a drink they have a great choice to choose from. Will I go again a definite "YES".

Thank David H
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, generous portions, our food arrived promptly, lovely staff. Highly recommend. We had beef & bacon burger, kids Pizza, creamy mushrooms, along with milkshakes & smoothies, all delicious. Staff incredibly friendly and funny.

Thank Pluto W
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family outing of about 20, great service and food. Food all served incredibly fast for number of people. Friendly staff. Everyone happy and had a great night.

Thank kiwirachaeldale
Wellington, New Zealand
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Below average food. Looks like it has sat there for a week. Dirty bathrooms and very rude owner. Do not go here there are plenty of much better cafes.

Thank Trailertroll
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We are here now having dinner Pizza was bloody beautiful The owner is really friendly and gave us a few places we should visit

Thank Kerry H
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Read reviews so expected better. Friendly people and helpful. Just found food average: spare ribs - OK nothing wrong just average; pizza - hard base, not too authentic; seafood dish mixed, probably the best. We thought quite expensive eg $20+ and chips extra which is unusual not to be included. Probably would try somewhere else next time. We were the... More 

Thank PennyHAuckland
Hamilton, New Zealand
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

2nd time have been here and came again as the pies are great. Home made (I think) but really tasty. Service is reasonably quick and it is a quirky place. it sort of can't make up its mind whether its a bar or a cafe - but that seems to work in its favour. The food was incredibly hot though.... More 

1 Thank Shayne M
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We were in Waihi and it was evening and not much open - we saw this place and thought we would have a look at the menu and it seemed interesting - had a beautiful light chicken and bacon salad and it was extremely nice

1 Thank Judy F
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Got into town late,everything was closing but we found Kava still open,the staff were warm and friendly and the food was fantastic,best Steak Meal ever and great prices too :)

1 Thank Tarn H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$29
New Zealand, Pizza, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Seddon St | Hauraki District, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waihi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-863 6728
A family restaurant with a large menu with a good choice of different food. Set up for large groups but with the option of private dinning

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