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Little Kitchen on the bay Restaurant

) #1 of 9 Restaurants in Mangonui $$ - $$$ Cafe, , Vegan Options
118 Waterfront Drive | Mangonui, Mangonui 0460, New Zealand
+64 9-406 1644
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
118 Waterfront Drive | Mangonui, Mangonui 0460, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank gailbrian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This is a second review after change of ownership. I loved the Little Kitchen because they provided great friendly service and outstanding food. After a change of ownership I visited for the first time. The service is still friendly but the food sunk into mediocrity....More

Thank PickyPeteNZ
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Stayed in Mangonui for 3 days and ended up having lunch here every day, just had to keep going back. All the food was lovely and fresh, must try the seafood laksa

Thank Wawata
Reviewed 5 May 2017 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 May 2017

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
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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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Groups
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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