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Kaimai Cheese Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
2 Hawes Street, Waharoa 3401, New Zealand
+64 9-888 8490
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Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good27%
  • Average20%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible17%
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Open Now
7:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2 Hawes Street, Waharoa 3401, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a lovely little cafe this is. We stopped here for about half a hour before heading into the geezers. The food is lovely especially the large sausage roll which comes with salad. The hot chocolate is also lovely. Reasonable priced and staff were very...More

Thank Nicebuns74
Linda S, Manager at Kaimai Cheese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for sharing your experience at our Cafe.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this cheese place! Gorgeous cheese and other delicatessen style items, and very reasonable pricing I must say! Love love love!!

Thank teammeade
Linda S, Manager at Kaimai Cheese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for falling in love with our place. "That's too much Cheese said no-one ever!"

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel between Tauranga and Hamilton on a regular basis.On this occasion we found the cabinet food uninspiring. This cafe chef used to make the most delicious muffins especially the rhubard and ginger, we expect something quick and tasty when travelling, what happened to the...More

Thank Sheila M
Linda S, Manager at Kaimai Cheese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback and apologies- it must have been a rare day (or we had sold out) without Sausage Rolls and Club Sandwiches. Something to look forward to on your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cheese factory, looked like something in Rural Germany. Large space, had beetroot latte, pink, foamy, not too sweet. Had multigrain with melted cheese, wonderful. The place smelled like cheese, pleasant. You could see the equipment they use, old photos The history of when they used...More

Thank tyraToronto
Linda S, Manager at Kaimai Cheese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We have a very interesting history and reputed to be the largest butter factory in the Southern Hemisphere in its heyday.

Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

I drive between the Mount and Auckland quite a bit. In the early years it was quite good. The food and coffee were ok but there is nothing defining about this place.

Thank 68skp70
Linda S, Manager at Kaimai Cheese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We are constantly working towards innovation and point of difference and trust that your next visit will be more defining. You are welcome to contact the cafe direct with suggestions for growth.

Reviewed 23 December 2017

We called here on our way back to Turangi from Whittianga while we were passing. The place is a cafe and store with lots of room to sit and eat, inside and outside. We sat in the sun. Service was quick, friendly and efficient. The...More

Thank Gerald M
Linda S, Manager at Kaimai Cheese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2017

Thank you for the very positive feedback. Helps put that extra smile on the faces of our staff!

Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Very nice food. I had a nice chicken sandwich. Very tasty. Kids had French toast and brekkie bagel. Both very good. Husband enjoyed his seafood chowder. Pleasant and clean environment. Offered ground coffee for plant manure. And lots of different foods to takeaway. Clean and...More

Thank Fleur M
Linda S, Manager at Kaimai Cheese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to post this review. It is genuinely appreciated and your garden will flourish with the coffee grounds.

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a quick lunch and really enjoyed their various pies and salad. All fresh produce. A good range of cheeses and other specialty deli items for sale. Interesting building, spacious and airy. Various comfortable seating areas. Viewing area to the cheese making. Children's corner...More

Thank Bukashaus
Linda S, Manager at Kaimai Cheese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thank you for the positive feedback- very much appreciated!

Reviewed 8 December 2017

Interesting to browse around before settling down outside under the verandah. Service was good, very pleasant English girl (only been in NZ a few months) is an asset to them. Though I thought a little overpriced, enjoyment of the sausage roll was enhanced by being...More

Thank NZNana
Linda S, Manager at Kaimai Cheese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Our English girl is a very valued team member and we shall be sorry to say goodbye when her visa expires next year. We do try hard to keep our prices affordable but unfortunately have...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

Just over 3 years ago our family group stopped off for a pleasant bite to eat and a chat. It was a fine winters day. Today the 5th of December 2017 the same group made a return visit for a luncheon engagement. Today it was...More

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Linda S, Manager at Kaimai Cheese Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post these lovely comments. We are continuing to work on improving our business and hope to set the world on fire in the near future

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 4:00 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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Description
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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