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Native Tree Cafe

7 Church Road | Mangatarata, Thames 3576, New Zealand
+64 7-867 3250
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“pies” (30 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
“steak pie” (4 reviews)
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British, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
7 Church Road | Mangatarata, Thames 3576, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place for lunch. Good coffee and heaps of options for food. Verges for sale too at good prices

1  Thank acrhcjuby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is a true jump on the way to Auckland. Cozy place with ample parking, great seating and service. They have good vegetarian options as well. Service is fast, we were on the way to catch our flight and were in and out in...More

1  Thank Raja V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for the first time today after psiing the cafe many times. I had a lamb and mint pie. Absolutely delicious. They are also pet friendly so take your dog in on a lead. Quirky but cheerful place. Lots of stuff and fast service. Would...More

1  Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A perfect place to stop for a late breakfast when heading south from Auckland - delicious coffee, great eggs Benedict.

Thank Toxycon
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We stop here regularly and enjoy the food and location. Lovely staff and a great choice of food. Please tho can something be done about the flies as they are absolutely everywhere in droves. And not just in summer. Really annoying trying to enjoy lunch...More

Thank Linda R
Terry P, Owner at Native Tree Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Hi Linda Thanks for you review, we do appreciate it. With regard to the flies, we are equally frustrated but unfortunately there is no simple fix. I do have a solution on the way but it won’t be in time for this season. In the...More

Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Great place to stop for lunch or afternoon/morning tea. Safe fenced area for kids to play and plenty of shade. Excellence food at reasonable prices along with great coffee and tea plus chai lattes ... a must do if you are driving in the vicinity.

1  Thank Mark P
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Nice atmosphere lots of friendly people and the food was great. Perfect for friends and family with a quirky design and lots of friendly open Stuff. Great range of different things to eat organic and gluten-free. Must include this on any trip you have around...More

Thank chaxta
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Great stop on your way from Auckland to Tauranga. Fast and friendly service. I had a steak pie and it was fantastic. Highly recommended stop.

Thank George2305
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Great pies, excellent iced coffee, great food in a nice atmosphere wanted?? That cafe offers it at the side of SH 27. We had nice 45 minutes with friendly stuff and excellent service.

Thank Karl K
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

We found this place by accident driving from Rotorua to Auckland using the back route. It’s a great place to stop. Much better than your average roadside cafe. Great coffee and tasty cakes, full meals as well.

Thank thepatterman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$14
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Church Road | Mangatarata, Thames 3576, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: +64 7-867 3250
  • E-mail
We bake a selection of pies, savouries, muffins, scones, biscuits and cakes fresh on site. We also have an extensive breakfast and brunch menu with something for everyone. We also have an extensive range of gluten free options available. You can dine in the cafe near the open plan kitchen, out on the deck or in the garden under the old crop topper green house.
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