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Little Kitchen on the bay

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118 Waterfront Drive | Mangonui, Mangonui 0460, New Zealand
+64 9-406 1644
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“cake” (9 reviews)
“hash browns” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
118 Waterfront Drive | Mangonui, Mangonui 0460, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a great spot to enjoy a coffee and cake on the waterfront. Nice young man served us and made us the best coffee we have had this month in the Northland

Thank RJALismore
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ham hock soup was disappointing, tasteless and very watered down. Cobb was very nice. Tea was also lacking in flavour and unfortunately was cold. Willing to give this a place another try some other time, but will be more selective with our choices.

Thank Lilygirl8
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Not bad food suits vegans and vegetarian diners as well Although they got one of the orders wrong and then stated they undercharged us even after admitting what we said in original order so wasnt sure if it was on the level or not kinda...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Nice setting with good selection of eats ( scones, sandwiches, cakes etc). Friendly service and fairly priced.

Thank PeterviaNZ
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The eggs Benedict would be the best; everything is produced on site including the potato cakes Great coffees The muffin however was decidedly average The location, near the harbour opposite the 4 Square - the place to sit and watch the world go by

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Excellent option for breakfast. Nothing was a problem and my food arrived super quick. I had a special request and they were happy to organise this for me. Would certainly return again to try some other options on another visit

Thank AuckalndTracey
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Nice cafe in the hart of the old Mangonui. Nice coffee and gluten free cakes. Also small meals. Nice look to the harbour.

Thank Finn O
Reviewed 13 February 2018

So good we stopped here twice in tow days to enjoy superb latte's mine with Ginger syrup. Now this wasn't the sweet tasteless variety this was Ginger with clout. Full flavour and lots of what turning my latte into something really special. The young man...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We had lunch here recently on a rainy day. The service was good and prompt and the menu caters to a range of tastes. The cabinet food wasn’t overly impressive. My husband and I ordered off the menu a venison burger - literally all that...More

Thank belindabarnes28
Reviewed 28 January 2018

A really nice coffee/wine stop with a really delicious mint slice thing. But the highlight was watching the enthusiasm of the young fella behind the counter, very friendly, helpful, adding a lot of character to the cafe. Well done.

Thank Moss092014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$12
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Waterfront Drive | Mangonui, Mangonui 0460, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangonui
  • Phone Number: +64 9-406 1644
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NOTE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP AS OF MARCH 13 2017: Little Kitchen is a fully licensed café which offers a wide range of goodies for all tastes - sweet and savoury and most are made on the premises daily. Planning a picnic or a dinner party? Little Kitchen can help you wow your fellow picnickers or guests with a handmade personal menu for your special occasion. Trained baristas will serve you delicious Atomic coffee - or if you fancy, an iced tea or smoothie. The choices are aplenty. Free WIFI is available at Little Kitchen where you can browse the internet at your leisure while watching the goings on in the seaside town of Mangonui. Beautiful uninterrupted views of the bay await you, as does friendly helpful staff who are only too happy to accommodate your needs. Hope to see you there soon, Angie and the crew at Little Kitchen
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