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The French Fig Restaurant

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41 Albert Street | Shop 4, Whitianga 3150, New Zealand
+64 21 765 816
07:30 - 17:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a mid-morning coffee of very good quality, but all found the selection of cakes we chose were so sweet none of us could finish them.

Thank SandLexia
Fort William, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Applying the old maxim we visited this cafe for breakfast because it was busy. All these people can't be wrong....and they were not! Whether you are looking for a coffee or something more substantial this cafe on Whitianga's main street is recommended. The French themed breakfasts were excellent as was the service. A great find.

Thank redsgothenburg
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for coffee and Hot chocolate. The coffee was good but the hot chocolate was a little tasteless. Both were served at a good hot temperature however the cups need an insulation sleeve so you can hold them.

Thank Scottym1966
Wanaka, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a late breakfast with friends. Enjoyed the French big breakfast which was fantastic and the coffee was great.

Thank Patearoa
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136 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a few visits here for brunch / lunch whilst in Whitianga We liked themenu options with lots of great options for breakfast and snacks all cooked well and very tasty. The staff are very friendly and helpfull and the service was prompt.

Thank AnnieH011
N.S.W. Australia
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quirky goodies to look at and or purchase while waiting for your meal. An excellent selection all superb. We enjoyed breakfast here one morning therefore we returned for lunch a few days later. A very good selection extremely helpful chatty staff, a young lady who was constantly being asked if she was French, joking with customers. Also helpful to all... More 

Thank Killcare
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great coffee, very good brunch options. I'm gluten free and it was easy to find something suitable. My husband loves the mushrooms.

Thank Heather W
Buderim, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The earliest opening coffee cafe in Whitianga. Coffee is very good and the pastries, cakes and food looks sinfully delicious.

Thank ormerods
Invercargill, New Zealand
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199 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Different and might be better to use the retail space and expand the eating area I feel the retail is too narrow in selection to be a draw. Service was OK, could improve food interesting and we'll presented

Thank ginadigger
Orlando, Florida
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

A lovely restaurant staffed by very friendly and bouncy ladies. The sea food chowder was better than in San Francisco! Not too pricey and a great place for lunch.

Thank _dave_mcmillan53

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Albert Street | Shop 4, Whitianga 3150, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
  • Phone Number: +64 21 765 816

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?