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Little Kitchen on the bay Restaurant

118 Waterfront Drive | Mangonui, Mangonui 0460, New Zealand
+64 9-406 1644
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clearly there has been major changes at this once gorgeous cafe. My breakfast was a big soggy mess. Eggs Benedict on hash browns. The hash were not the crispy rounds of the past but cheap soggy rectangles. The hollandaise was watery and added to the...More

Thank rebeccahart2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The perfect place for a great cappuccino and a sweet. They also had lovely meat pies which we never had a chance to sample, but they looked delish! Plenty of room inside and out to sit and enjoy the view.

Thank Deannamand
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Had breakfast here on a grey morning, lovely spot, friendly efficient staff and lovely Eggs Benny. Coffees were good and the cabinet food looked really good too!

Thank Jacqui T
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Love coming here to eat or just buying takeaway coffee and food. Lovely atmosphere, good service and enjoy their great coffee. The food is really yummy and different from the average!

Thank Dallas M
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

While staying at "Coopers Beach" thought we would go for breakfast at Little Kitchen. We had a coffee earlier in the week which was just fantastic. We visited Little Kitchen three years ago and the eggs Benedict was perfect. This morning I had french toast...More

Thank lindiloo3
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Recently spent 5 days in Doubtless Bay Area & this was our regular morning coffee stop of choice. Great coffee, food & friendly service, these people care about their customers experience. Had to try some of their tempting home made biscuits, they were impossible to...More

Thank Ka_Riddle
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Stopped with friends for brunch on the way through. Creamed mushrooms on toast with bacon for me and a milkshake; poached eggs bacon on toast for pat with a coffee. Food was good and service fine. Nice to get a full size milkshake and the...More

Thank Warren Pat S
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff and great scones and coffee. Inside and outdoor seating. Located across the street from the bay is a relaxed place to enjoying a full breakfast or just a snack.

Thank codcake
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We loved this place !!! Wide selection fresh baked items in case to go .. Or eat in . by far best restaurant in Mangouni ! Open breakfast/ lunch .. New owners started our last day there ... just hope they keep staff and quality...More

Thank cahotelguy
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Nice coffee in a beautiful setting looking out at the Bay. Unfortunately kitchen was closed when we visited so just had a coffee. Lovely little town with a very relaxed vibe.

Thank Keithry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$13
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
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
  • E-mail
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