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The Espy Cafe Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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10 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 0778
07:30 - 17:00
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Fri 07:30 - 15:00
Sat - Thu 07:30 - 17:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a really good lunch on a rainy day. Excellent food, good value and friendly staff. Recommend the wraps, BLAT and breakfast.

Thank davidehepburn
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Delicious range of ice cream, great coffee and friendly staff. Good seating area and great view out onto the harbour.

Thank Manawa18
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast on the deck was awesome. Good selection of food covering most options expected and the coffee went down well also

Thank 50CHVN
Te Puke, New Zealand
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had high hopes for breakfast here based on the other reviews. Maybe I'm jaded from being spoilt with too many cafe breakfasts, but while there was nothing wrong with the eggs bene, there was nothing special either. The coffee was ok, the food was ok, the view was good but I've had better plenty of other places in NZ

1 Thank Palmytaff
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very busy cafe with fantastic views. Coffee was excellent and breakfast good value The Scrambeled eggs were very good and service fast and pleasant

Thank freddie855
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222 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After taking the Sea Cave Adventures tour, Les recommended ESPY for breakfast. One of the nicest Eggs Benedict with bacon that I've had in a very long time. We also had waffles which were nice. Great coffee as well. $40 for 2 coffees, eggs benedict and waffles.

Thank GAretiree
Soldotna, Alaska
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice selection of food, service was very friendly and outdoor deck nice. While we were their the Whitianga Christmas parade went by, what fun.

Thank Lori T
Bristol, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location near the front. Very friendly staff. Super food for adults and kids. Nice relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Pippola18
Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast here, all the food was great with good friendly service. Awesome location opposite the wharf and boat ramp.

Thank Oggster10
Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was quick and efficient. Staff were very friendly. Food was fantastic. We all enjoyed our different choices. Lovely start to our day. Thanks!

Thank jepsharris

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-866 0778
The Espy Cafe is a place with some lovely spaces inside the Cafe ,two areas of cafe seating, a lounge area , a kids wall and a fabulous deck with the best views in Whitianga.
We serve good food with frendly service and have outstanding espresso...Look for the funky green building

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