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Surf Shack Eatery


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner


US$3 - US$26
Cafe, European, Street Food, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews brunch pancakes burger hash corn fritters toasties granola pulled pork scallops huge portions awesome staff christmas break bike ride outdoor seating area easy parking fabulous food cold beer
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Exceptional food, large menu. Such a welcoming atmosphere, relaxed with both indoor and outdoor seating. May not be the fastest service but well worth the wait. Staff (owners) seem happy to go the extra distance in making sure your needs are met. Dog friendly (outside)...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank hmt002
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food. Enormous plates. Coffee is ok. Several options for vegan. Enjoyable terrasse. We loved it :)

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank dubief_julie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Massive 45 minute wait for a very simple dish. Over cooked when it arrived. The cafe was not busy and I have experienced this before, they are very slow! Not to sure if we'll go back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AsClearAs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visit the Surf Shack twice in two days while in Waihi Beach, once for breakfast and once for lunch. Lunch was brilliant, the Classic Burger was delicious and the iced coffee was a pleasant surprise, served with caramel sauce, cream and a donut on...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Guide828580
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great little establishment just out of Waihi beach, nice atmosphere, friendly staff, good food (corn fritters and bacon, classic burger 👍👌) didn't wait too long for food, seemed semi busy, good seating, serves cold beer 🍺👍.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nodrogs8
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

We’ve been coming to this restaurant for years over the Christmas break and it continues to improve. The menu has a great range. Their pancake house origins shine through with a large range of super big pancakes. The kids all had pancakes with the teens...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tonkinnz
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

Me and my husband spent 4 weeks touring the beautiful country of NZ in a Campervan, and we arrived at the surf shack on their first day of reopening after the Christmas break. The food was delicious, the coffee the best we've had in NZ,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank aimeemaj
Reviewed 8 January 2019

It's the last few days of my holiday and I can't keep away from the Surf Shack. Th atmosphere is buzzing, all the staff are friendly and the service is second to none. I have been for breakfast, brunch and lunch .. whatever time of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Brenda F
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

We stopped by here for brunch mid morning during peak season and although the place was very busy the staff were amazing, the wait time was minimal and the food was absolutely delicious! Great indoor space and even better outdoor space esp for those dining...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mandawicks1982nz
Reviewed 21 December 2018 via mobile

Between us we had 2 burgers, pork belly and salmon salad. Very very yummy and filled the spot. Highly Recommennd

Date of visit: December 2018
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