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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%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“cake” (7 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 weeks ago

We stopped in for a coffee and cake while on holiday. The kids hot chocolates were absolutely enormous, larger than our lattes! Got the last tasty savoury scone, everything else seemed to have coconut in it, which we don't like. Wound up with an unnamed...More

Thank Clozzie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great setting. Busy vibe. Good Coffee. Great Breakfast. Can't ask for more when I haven't had a coffee yet! Enjoy!

Thank sugarman01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a coffee and ended up grabbing a bite to eat as well. Very cool set up right opposite the water. An awesome range of cabinet food and menu. Very busy place with a great vibe to it. We had a beautiful home...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We visited this place twice last weekend. Loved it. Lovely food, reasonable prices and fantastic staff. Will be back!

Thank DinanaHamiltonNZ
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This is one of those hidden surprise places. Quite simply one of the best breakfasts I've had. Perfection in scrambled eggs with salmon and chives.

Thank yellowvanman2016
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch after we had explored the surrounds. The staff are to be commended. They provide excellent service. Smart, friendly and competent. The food was tasty, good value and the surroundings were excellent considering it's beside the road. Tino Pai. Great work guys.

Thank Di A
Reviewed 6 October 2017

My wife & me & 2 friends had very nice coffee & cakes on our trip to Mangonui, we would certainly revisit if we return to Mangonui again

Thank lindsaysandra
Reviewed 3 October 2017

It was early on a Saturday morning, and it seemed that everyone in Mangonui was in 'town'. And most dropping in for a coffee, cake or breakfast. It was busy! That might explain why it took 20minutes to get a latte to go! No matter,...More

Thank Keith C
Reviewed 18 September 2017

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 22 August 2017

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