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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“cake” (9 reviews)
“hash browns” (4 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
118 Waterfront Drive | Mangonui, Mangonui 0460, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Lovely restaurant with cabinet food and meals and good coffee in a quirky old building on the waterfront. Friendly efficient staff.

Thank silverwings2015
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely fresh vegetarian eggs bene and bacon bene for my hubby. Coffee was lovely and service friendly. Kids had a pie as there wasn't any kids options written on the menu. Pies were OK not amazing. I would have loved to see a dedicated kids...More

Thank FrancesJH
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Though a full breakfast menu was offered, we went for their pies available in their display case. The coffees were fairly average as were the pies, but the location was the best in town to sit outside in a summery winter’s day.

Thank Toni S
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Have been to this cafe twice in two days. The coffee is superb, the service really friendly. Today I had a really yummy slice of gf orange and almond cake. Great to sit outside and see the beautiful world of Mangonui pass by - slowly!

Thank Cathcam55
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

A great spot with excellent coffee and breakfasts. Scrambled egg with cream cheese and salmon a winner, as was the mince on toast. Heaps of lovely food in the cabinets too!

Thank Jason N
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We ran in on a wet Sunday afternoon and had hot pies and beer at great prices served by happy staff. Give it a go!. Ps. They are also dog friendly. They let our dogs sit in a dry area outside and took them fresh...More

Thank sallyw13
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

With fishing definitely out of the question lunch was next best idea. Not wanting the typical deep fried option we found this Little Kitchen with all the options we required. Everything was fresh and tasty along with a cheeky little bottle of Syrah we left...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

What a great spot to enjoy a coffee and cake on the waterfront. Nice young man served us and made us the best coffee we have had this month in the Northland

Thank RJALismore
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Ham hock soup was disappointing, tasteless and very watered down. Cobb was very nice. Tea was also lacking in flavour and unfortunately was cold. Willing to give this a place another try some other time, but will be more selective with our choices.

Thank Lilygirl8
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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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