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Kaimai Cheese Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
2 Hawes Street, Waharoa 3401, New Zealand
+64 9-888 8490
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good28%
  • Average20%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible15%
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Open Now
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Hawes Street, Waharoa 3401, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with family... we had the chowder, baked camembert, curly fries and vegetable frittata. Everything we had was really nice... chowder was delicious and so was the bread served with it. Nice salad served with the frittata with tasy dressing. The food all tasted...More

Thank frogface86
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stop for a coffee on our way from Auckland to Rotorua. Great coffee. We ordered a bowl of hot chips and a Kaimai omelette. Pretty happy with what turned up. The only downside about our stop was the toilet. I'm sure it is cleaned daily,...More

Thank Dee W
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

My vacation in NZ is not yet complete but I can say this is the best lunch my family have in NZ. The place is big and nice, the car park is big and the staff are friendly. But let’s put these aside and focus...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 29 May 2018

A great place to stop for lunch on the way to or from Auckland. The shop has a large variety of cheeses and other produce for sale. The cafe has a selection of meals to showcase their produce. An interesting display of photos on the...More

Thank ostepo399
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Dropped into the Cheese Cafe on a recommendation from a friend and so glad we did. A really interesting place, attached to an active factory. The food offerings were reasonably priced and quite interested and varied While there, take the time to check out the...More

Thank oznewbie
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

My mother and I stopped here for lunch today on our way from Auckland to Rotorua. We ordered a sandwich each, a BLT and a 3 cheese, that were displayed wrapped in glad wrap in the cabinet. Instead of giving us the sandwiches they gave...More

Thank pruec776
Joyce Z, 經理 at Kaimai Cheese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

I am so sorry let your met those. We will discuss with the kitchen about this. Thanks so much you give us the feedback, we will try our best to make everything perfet.

Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Absolutely delightful. This place is a foodie heaven!! We both had the seafood chowder and I would honestly say it was the best I’ve ever tasted!! Delicious!! Well done guys. We’ll be back!

Thank Johanna F
Joyce Z, 經理 at Kaimai Cheese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thanks so much!

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We often stop in here when passing through, providing there are no buses parked out front. A popular place which can get too busy if large groups arrive. Atmosphere is a little cold, with bare concrete walls and high ceilings , but there is some...More

Thank Glenn L
Linda S, Manager at Kaimai Cheese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our place. We trust the warm hospitality made up for the general coolness.

Reviewed 26 March 2018

this is our second visit to the cafe for a meal, again it was an excellent experience. Cafe for a Monday morning, was surprisingly busy. With this in mind service was prompt and friendly. Coffee was excellent and meals when they arrived very tasty and...More

Thank roslynf61
Linda S, Manager at Kaimai Cheese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. Positive feedback is very much appreciated.

Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We popped in here, but never bought anything, as we were traveling. Very modern and lots to see and buy. I thought some things were a bit pricey. Food looked tasty

Thank Chris P
Linda S, Manager at Kaimai Cheese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you for sharing your review of our stunning place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Hawes Street, Waharoa 3401, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waharoa
  • Phone Number: +64 9-888 8490
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This is a cafe that also specializes in making/selling cheeses. It is probably the largest cafe in Waharoa, they serve a contemporary variety of dishes, coffees and wines here.
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