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Little Kitchen on the bay

118 Waterfront Drive | Mangonui, Mangonui 0460, New Zealand
+64 9-406 1644
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • 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 5 days ago via mobile

Nice selection of food, cakes, savoury, meals. Excellent coffee. View of the harbour sitting outside, covered seating so shady. Good service.

Thank getdihere
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely location looking out over the historic Mangonui Harbour and opposite the four square Shop, we sat outside and ordered squid and prawns with salad and slaw. Plus Curley fries. The squid and fries were nice but too much Spicy sauce. We were served at...More

Thank Skin197
Reviewed 1 week ago

The front of house staff set the tone. They are friendly, welcoming, and chatty but not ott. The food is very good, location excellent, prices reasonable and the menu has a great range of choice. lottsa love Bill

Thank Bill642015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First up excellent service, there were no tables free when we arrived so they went and got one from outside made some space and fitted us in, I can’t say I have ever experienced that before. The food was wonderful we ordered sticky beef ribs...More

Thank AucklandJonathan
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting little restaurant right on the waterfront with a great menu, good service and moderately priced.

Thank J6119EPalanw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice food and a very good selection would thoroughly recommend for their fresh tasty food at a very reasonable price

Thank danls2018
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We ate here twice during our 5 day stay in the area. Both times, I was really pleased with my choices-fresh, tasty, well priced and really nicely presented. Lots to choose from-from the menu and cabinets of pre prepared foods. Will definitely return.

Thank justjans
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Not many options around, but these guys really have a great selection and really good food. Strongly recommend!

Thank NavinW
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We were late and needed food. The staff were packing up and cleaning up but they found us some food, unlocked the outdoor furniture so we could sit outside and provided water for our dogs. We went back a second time and can highly recommend...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Five days in a row we have been coming to Little Kitchen, even had to stop in on our way out of town to our next destination. Fantastic food, good coffee. The staff are friendly and welcoming. Not once did I hear, "Sorry we can't...More

Thank spuds6
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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
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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