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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 good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“cake” (7 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (9 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 3:30 PMAll 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 269 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice cafe in the hart of the old Mangonui. Nice coffee and gluten free cakes. Also small meals. Nice look to the harbour.

Thank Finn O
Reviewed 1 week ago

So good we stopped here twice in tow days to enjoy superb latte's mine with Ginger syrup. Now this wasn't the sweet tasteless variety this was Ginger with clout. Full flavour and lots of what turning my latte into something really special. The young man...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here recently on a rainy day. The service was good and prompt and the menu caters to a range of tastes. The cabinet food wasn’t overly impressive. My husband and I ordered off the menu a venison burger - literally all that...More

Thank belindabarnes28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really nice coffee/wine stop with a really delicious mint slice thing. But the highlight was watching the enthusiasm of the young fella behind the counter, very friendly, helpful, adding a lot of character to the cafe. Well done.

Thank Moss092014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely lovely - although we arrived outside breakfast time they were very accommodating with cooking eggs Benedict for my husband, while the rest of our party had food from the servery. Everything was tasty and we really enjoyed sitting under the big umbrellas in the...More

Thank Mollynasher
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

The service was above and beyond. The guy serving us couldn’t have been better at his job. Breakfast was delish & options were extensive. Coffee was large & yum

Thank Kira C
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a coffee and morning tea. Staff were awesome, coffee was great and our food was lovely (scones and sausage rolls). Sat outside in the sun with our dog (bowls of water outside were appreciated.

Thank mishfish5
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

The food taste nice we ordered out of the menu. Staff were so friendly and helpful. Especially the view of the cafe

Thank NamFahBluewaterworld
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Good coffee first and foremost but great service and good food selection. Returned several times and always good.

Thank Pete C
Reviewed 17 December 2017

On a recent trip up north to the Doubtless Bay area grabbed a coffee in this little cafe. Lovely old historic building that used to be the Old Post Office. Great selection of food, excellent coffee. Staff a little slow but enjoy the view of...More

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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