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Native Tree Cafe Restaurant

7 Church Road | Mangatarata, Thames 3576, New Zealand
+64 7-867 3250
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (32 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
“rhubarb tart” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
British, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
7 Church Road | Mangatarata, Thames 3576, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Stopped in on my way to Auckland for a cuppa. the coffee was nice and hot plus there was a huge selection of home baking. I chose the blueberry muffin, which was nice and fresh and tasted great! I can highly recommend stopping there for...More

Thank WilmaZK
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

This cafe is still one of the best for location, service and range of yummy food. However it comes at a cost, very small savouries at $5 each. We have been stopping here at least 4 or 5 times a year and notice an upward...More

Thank Bertn
Terry P, Owner at Native Tree Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thanks very much for your kind words and the support you you have shown us, we really do appreciate it. With regard to your comment on our pricing there appears to be some confusion and I hope not an error on our part. We charge...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Food is fabulous and very reasonably priced. Staff are very friendly and helpful and the service is great. Dog friendly and the setting in the garden is lovely. We go there regularly and it's one of my favorite cafes!

Thank Leanne I
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Nice tea room with clean toilets and good parking. Service is quick and food is very good. They also sell a lot of jams, preserves etc. Old garden centre so room for the kids to run around and plenty of shade from rain or sun....More

1  Thank Heather F
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful food presented really well. Great service. Well worth the stop. Really nice setting with interesting garden.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent little cafe with welcoming and friendly staff. Delicious food in a quaint and clean setting. Soup, pies, salads and cater for vegetarians, vegan , gluten free. Easier than I imagined to get in and out of from main road. Will become our go to...More

Thank Robyn P
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Fantastic always love stopping here food is the best. Especially the vege and bacon soup. If driving passed definitely the place to stop.

Thank Robyn B
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped for morning tea on our way from Auckland to Hobbiton. Really beautiful food, generous servings, really friendly courteous and helpful staff, very clean and a welcoming and warm atmosphere. So pleased we stumbled across it. Cute shop also with lovely things to purchase...More

Thank Gina B
Reviewed 14 June 2017

First time past this Cafe so decided to stop for coffee and eats at morning tea time. Lots of good looking cabinet food and so my husband chose a Cheese scone, which he said could probably do with more cheese. I chose a Orange and...More

Thank Annette T
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Have heard so much about this place and we decided to take mum for Mother's Day afternoon tea. The beautiful Mediterranean style landscaping and quirky garden sculptures are absolutely enchanting and well worth a visit on their own. It felt like there has been a...More

Thank Annaliese62
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$13
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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
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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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