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Waikino Station Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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33 Cadman Street | State H/Way 2 Waikino, Waihi, New Zealand
+64 7-863 8640
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Paeroa, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An intersting place for the history. Try the passionfuit kisses or raspberry tart. Lots of photos and memorablia from the gold mining era. If you are visiting the gold fields or cycling the trail this is great.

Thank Kiwitraveller550
New Zealand
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic place to stop, either on the way somewhere or as a destination. Light lunch and drinks were served quickly and efficiently. A range of tables inside or outside and a lot of historical information on the walls inside. We drove an hour from Tauranga, explored the Karangahake gorge with our Danish, ate at Waikino Station Cafe then drove... More 

Thank Solda
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There aren't many of these types of cafes in NZ, so I highly recommend a stop off. A harem of ladies producing a smorgasbord of top notch home baking set in the historic restored Waikino Station. It made for a great stop off on the Goldfields Railway.

Thank JimandKTB
Taupo, New Zealand
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on the Rail Trail and stopped here. There was a warm welcome, friendly staff and great food. The food was fresh and the raspberry tart in particular melted in your mouth. The place did well considering how busy it was.

1 Thank Kiwisaupo
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cool railway station in the Karangahake Gorge has a captive audience so I expected more than a few pies and ice cream to be honest. The platform is really pretty with hanging flower baskets and cute old suitcases so a more full cafe menu - Devonshire teas etc would go down a treat! Service was pretty disinterested also.

1 Thank Jo L
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Visited twice while travelling the Hauraki Rail Trail and very happy both times. Coffee was good and lunch was even better (especially the Biker Burger)

1 Thank Steve K
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We rode from Waihi to the gorge, stopping here both ways for refreshments. Not the friendliest service but a nice place to sit and a good selection of food for hungry and thirsty cyclists.

Thank patv707
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Good home made food. Everything we tried was lovely as was service. Nice venue at historic train station. Must combine with the train trip.

Thank Billpendlebury
Pokeno, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We went for an "unplanned" drive to Waihi yesterday (us and Bruce's Mum) and what a lovely drive. After an hour on the road, we stopped for lunch. It was getting late, so we were not too surprised that there was a limited selection of food, but we found a treat that was perfect for each of us.. Mum had... More 

Thank noteven-13
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a break on the return leg of a ride from Waihi to Paeroa. A pleasant location with historic setting. The historic Goldfields Railway runs between here and Waihi and is a popular family excursion. Coffees and milkshake was good.

Thank chrismI3414EK

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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
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Cadman Street | State H/Way 2 Waikino, Waihi, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waihi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-863 8640

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