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Reviewed 9 July 2021

After a early mornings drive the perfect place for a meal that warms you up and fills the belly, with a friendly kiwiana good morning the staff were awesome and inviting (with a great humor 😁) . Had the sweetcorn fritters made fresh! And refreshing...they were! With a hot cuppa to match💛☕ Big thank you to for the staff for a great wholesome morning wake me up!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 21 April 2021

Great staff. Great service. Great food. Breat experience. Affordable rooms. Have been here afew times,and have enjoyed the banter and casual conversation with stafg,

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 30 December 2020

Took over 1 hour for our whole table (9people) to receive their food and coffee and the coffee alone didn’t start coming out until 25minutes of waiting around. We we also the only customers along side an elderly couple in the entire restaurant. The young...waitress behind the counter and making coffees was also very rude.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 2 December 2020

Bus north just stopped for a 20min break here: coffee took half the time to be made and it was the worst coffee we’ve had in a while. Maybe they use some sugar syrup but double shot and one sugar arrived tasting like triple sugar...and single shot. Disappointing.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 28 August 2020

The coach from Auckland to Paihia stopped here for about 20 minutes, while we were on the way to the Bay of islands afternoon cruise (from Paihia). Good coffee, clean washrooms and friendly staff too.✌

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 31 January 2020

The Coffee Pot Cafe was a great halfway place to stop en route from Auckland to Whangarei! The coffee was good and there were plenty of delicious looking treats on offer - but it was too early in the day for us to indulge! The...service was prompt and the staff were friendly and welcoming. There was seating both indoors and outside, with a kids playground alongside. The bathrooms were clean. There was easy access from the road and ample parking. A perfect refreshment stop!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 10 January 2020 via mobile

I enjoyed this pit stop on the way north. Friendly staff on hand, drinks made to order and their pies and sausage rolls were tasty.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 26 November 2019 via mobile

Stopped here for a break en route from Auckland to Paihia. Friendly customer service, decent choices of food items and reasonable pricing are the reasons for my rating. Would certainly very highly recommend this coffee shop to any traveler.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 16 April 2019 via mobile

Stopped here on our tour further north. Really friendly staff, great variety of drinks and small snacks (including cakes) on offer. Great outdoor seats available too. Wish I had gone for one of their incredible muffins and would have it if wasn’t so early in...the day!More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 24 January 2019 via mobile

Stopped here for coffee and snack on way south. Good coffee and food. Can be busy with visiting coaches but found service and staff well able to cope. Small play area for small kids. Smokers welcome outside!

Date of visit: January 2019
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Gateway North Motor Lodge and the Coffee Pot Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4