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Timbuktu Nomadic Deli

7 Belgium Street | Ostend, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
+64 9-372 2544
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“salad” (4 reviews)
“vegan food” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, International, Delicatessen, Healthy, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Belgium Street | Ostend, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such delicious food and friendly people. We loved the kids area out the back too. I will be coming back for more!

1  Thank 824chandy
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

If you're after fresh fantastic food, generous portions, awesome ambience, friendly staff and divine drinks you simply MUST try this café out. It's handily located on the main road through Ostend. So as you meander from one side of the island to the other, pop...More

Thank nixxybixxy
Willow R, Owner at Timbuktu Nomadic Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thanks so much for the lovely review we hope to see you again at Timbuktu :)

Reviewed 22 October 2017

The food at this eatery is absolutely amazing and something that should not be missed when visiting Waiheke. It has a funky vibe inside and Willow prepares the food with a passion for healthy, fresh produce. The coffee is great and you can get anything...More

Thank Nicola H
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Having seen the reviews we decided we must visit this place on our tour of the island. The service was extremely friendly and we were surprised to find so many varied gf and vegan options. We opted for 3 things. A butternut salad, an aubergine...More

1  Thank mattthamesvalley
Willow R, Owner at Timbuktu Nomadic Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thanks for the kind words guys. It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope the rest of your time on Waiheke was awesome :) Willow

Reviewed 13 October 2017

Searching desperately for somewhere to eat that was kid friendly, with gorgeous fresh food and a great atmosphere. We found you by accident and so glad we did. Definitely worth the trip.

Thank kayte513
Willow R, Owner at Timbuktu Nomadic Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Wow thanks for the lovely review. We are glad you found us too :)

Reviewed 27 September 2017

The service at Timbuktu was warm and friendly. The VEGAN food was excellent!!!! We were pleasantly surprised by the variety of choice of vegan food, not half expecting to find vegan food at all. The added bonus of the food being absolutely delicious was an...More

Thank Kumeshni C
Willow R, Owner at Timbuktu Nomadic Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed both the service and the food :)

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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

My partner and I love going to Timbuktu. Service always with a smile!! Always happy to see us!! Willow has done great things with the venue! The menu is always changing with new and delicious food to offer. PLUS they make great coffee! Suitable for...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely Arab/West African styled cafe in the centre of Waiheke. One of the few places to eat I've found anywhere in the country with a good selection of veggie/vegan food; my Tarka Daal was excellent!

1  Thank Luke C
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Rustic cafe serving food for meat lovers, vegetarians and vegans. Good selection of salads, cabinet food and baked goods. Fantastic service from the owner, Willow.

1  Thank buzz4travel
Reviewed 20 June 2017

I have been to Timbuktu plenty of times and always like going back to it. Willow Rowntree creates with her team the most delicious vegan meals and treats that are very hard to resist. She also offers plenty of options for the vegetarian and even...More

1  Thank Chiara62017
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19 December 2016|
Response from Willow R | Property representative |
Hi we are closed 25th and 26th and New Year's Day but open normal hours otherwise :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Belgium Street | Ostend, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Waiheke Island
  • Phone Number: +64 9-372 2544
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Our business is a takeaway food outlet with a focus on cabinet food rather than made to order dishes. We have a core component of regular dishes on offer as we recognise the need for our customers to have familiarity but at the same time as the opportunity to try new culinary experiences. In addition to our daily dishes which showcase a spectrum of the most popular street food from around the globe, we also have the ongoing fortnightly "destination location" During each showcase period we explore the local foods from that location.
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