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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“chai” (3 reviews)
“cakes” (13 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 15:30All hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
118 Waterfront Drive | Mangonui, Mangonui 0460, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 248 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We had brunch here - Coffee excellent . Laksa excellent. Biscotti - thank you for having biscotti - good. Very friendly, very obliging and well priced.

Thank Beth P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Why do people go out for breakfast? To meet friends, to enjoy a nice atmosphere and to have some good food you usually do not have at home. The only part of this list we actually got was the meeting with our friends. We visited...More

1  Thank PickyPeteNZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cafe is such a good choice. Situated in the 1904 original post office it sits across the road with a view of the water and good outside seating. There is a choice of food from the menu or cabinet and all in our experience...More

Thank KiwichickAuckland
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Huge selection of cabinet food, full breakfast and lunch menu and a specials board. Awesome place to sit in the sun and enjoy the views. Dog friendly, kid friendly - absolutely great for everyone. Good coffee and milk shakes too. Custard slice only $5 -...More

Thank Megan A
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Had had a meal at the fish and chips shop down the road and decided to walk through the township. Cafe looked popular so went in for a coffee. Good service and great coffee. Meals and cakes looked good also

Thank Rod M
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Called in at little Kitchen early morning , great to be welcomed by a friendly " good morning " GREAT coffee and range of eats we sat outside in the early morning sun so peaceful and scenic .

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Had an excellent coffee and apple pie while relaxing watching the rain outside - really good friendly service -wide selection of food and just a good spot to pass a lightle time.

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This used to be a great place to eat. New owners have employed untrained staff with a lower level of customer service

1  Thank gailbrian
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Mangonui is a little slice of old beachy New Zealand. A bit frayed at the edges, it nonetheless possesses some real charmers in terms of casual eating. An overnight stay here saw me out on the street quite early (on the day New Zealand won...More

Thank GarthofPapakura
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Recently enjoyed nine days at Tokerau Beach. During this time we ate morning tea/lunch at Little Kitchen on a number of occasions. The food is fresh and cabinet food is not always the same especially when it come to gluten free options which my wife...More

Thank fearlessleo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$13
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
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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