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Native Tree Cafe

7 Church Road | Mangatarata, Thames 3576, New Zealand
+64 7-867 3250
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (33 reviews)
“salad” (16 reviews)
“steak pie” (4 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
British, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
7 Church Road | Mangatarata, Thames 3576, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little gem of a restaurant has it all. By far the best mince pie we’ve had! The corn fritters are also amazing and the salad is super fresh. The setting is quaint and beautiful. The staff is welcoming and helpful. The WiFi is strong....More

Thank Susmo109
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have always seen this cafe on our way to Auckland but never had time to stop - what a mistake! The surrounds are gorgeous, you wouldn’t think you’re near a main highway! The staff were friendly , attentive and service was super speedy even...More

Thank beth756
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Driving from Rotorua to Auckland at the end of a long school tour With 29 people to feed I rang and gave them 20 mins notice we were on our way and they were amazing Faultless service and plenty of variety for a good price...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Looking for a drink and toilet stop we stopped here on route to Auckland from Matamata. We had two coffees and blueberry muffins, the muffins were full of blueberries very fresh and tasty. There is a very pleasant outside seating area and free wifi. The...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped here to grab a coffee and use the loo on way to Auckland. Ice coffee has no liquid, just foam. Very strange, not pleasant at all. Coffee not enjoyable and got over charged. Bit of a disappointment I think.More

Thank Olivia J
Terry P, Owner at Native Tree Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Hi there We are really sorry we didn't get it right for you and very concerned if we have over charged you. It's a shame you didn't just bring it to our attention on the day. Please contact me via e-mail with your bank account...More

Reviewed 27 May 2018

Ample car parking. Friendly staff. Excellent choice of cabinet food plus a menu up on the wall of cooked items. We had pies & they were so enjoyable, bought some of the frozen ones to take home to eat! Made daily & not cheap but...More

Thank Les H
Reviewed 20 May 2018

We stopped here today on our way back to Auckland from Tauranga. The ladies were lovely Nd the service quick and efficient. We had muffins which were delicious and very filling. Also took home pies for dinner which were excellent and made an easy meal...More

Thank Adrienne M
Reviewed 12 May 2018

We take this road just so we can go to this place. The food is wonderful and the setting is charming.

Thank Ypuk
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We visited this place to grab a quick lunch on our way and found a wonderful cafe!! The food was super delicious. We enjoyed the salads we had, and also the dessert. The decoration and seating areas were organized with a good taste, giving a...More

Thank Bindabi
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We went for lunch after a lovely dip at the Miranda Hot Springs. The cafe had a very nice outdoor area where we sat. We ordered eggs Benedict with bacon and eggs Benedict with salmon. The size was great and it was tasty. Will go...More

Thank kyleec30
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - 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
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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