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The Dry Dock Cafe

6 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
+64 7-577 1573
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“cakes” (13 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
New Zealand, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend introduced me to The Dry Dock. It’s one of her regular haunts. The staff know her by name and, by the end of my first visit, they also knew mine. The owners and the staff have a relaxed, easy style. They make great...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alexander6011
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good selection of food and well presented meals. Good selection of cakes as well. Service was pretty prompt. Enjoyed the meal here.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nzbear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in for lunch whilst walking around Tauranga on my first day in town. The sandwiches and pastries all looked appetizing. I decided on a chicken croissant. It was so fresh and delicious. I had just had a coffee with a friend elsewhere so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ptyduke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a short breakfast before i went to work. They have a good choice of food and drinks. I had creamy mushrooms, a flat white and something sweet. The coffee is and looks so good and the food was very yummi. I really enjoyed...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Steffl-88
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely cheese cake and coffee. Wish they had prices on items so it wasn't a surprise at the end. No surcharge so thumbs up for that!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Aaron D
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Located in the heart of Tauranga, this looks like a lovely place from the outside with gorgeous its outside seating. Hey have soy milk and almond milk and a few vegetarian options, and for that they get 2/5.... but NOTHING vegan.... (Unless you only want...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LegallyBlondeVegan
Reviewed 16 September 2018

I had never heard of Dry Dock until I stumbled upon it randomly while I was killing time in town. Not only was the cafe warm and cosy and the coffee incredible, I was moved by the barista 'paying it forward' to me when I...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank taurangatravelled
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Great service, great view through to waterfront, food overall good however, suggest that the cafe use better quality sausages. We felt that the quality of the sausages didn’t match the quality of the rest of the other dishes. We would definitely visit again and happily...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JerseyCow12009
DryDockCafe, Owner at The Dry Dock Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Thank you for your great review. Just wanted to let you know we use 100% pork sausages (gluten free) They are made locally through a very reputable butcher.But we value your feedback & shall pass that on. Many thanks again & we'll see you again...More

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We stumbled on this little gem while discovering the waterfront area early one morning. So glad we did, the staff were friendly, knowledgable and very well trained. All the breakfast and coffee items we ordered came out promptly and were delicious! Great coffee, lovely sitting...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank tezandvixis
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Love the dry dock cafe. We go here regularly and Sandra and Roger are always so welcoming. They remember most people by name also. Anyone looking for a lovely cafe in Tauranga should go here!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank marshallfamily3
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Wharf Street, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-577 1573
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