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The Espy Cafe Restaurant

) #4 of 43 Restaurants in Whitianga $$ - $$$ Cafe, , Gluten Free Options
10 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 0778
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
10 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had lunch for 5 here before a tour. The lunch special of nachos was great, side of chips and the all day breakfast was great. Not too pricey and a great view from the deck.

Thank louie_slippers
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the eggs Benedict and the creamy mushrooms. Both had perfectly poached eggs. The chutney was divine, the hollandaise lovely. The Parmesan mushrooms with poached egg and toast was beautiful! Absolutely perfect dishes before our glass bottom boat tour

Thank Porsh85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the seafood platter, but it wasn't that marvelous. supposed to be prawns but it was all battered mussel, onion rings, 3 very thin slice of fish disguised in batter & ordinary chips. so depends on what you like but it is really only...More

Thank xtrafox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and the oh-fudge milkshake is to die for. Coffee is always good. Food comes out promptly and well cooked. However recent change to the menu is sad removing some of the best items which is unfortunate. Still best cafe in whiti would recommend

Thank food_killer96
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fastest service I've ever had, food is delicious, so tasty and coffee is excellent. Group of 5 of us all kiwis who eat a lot at cafes and highly recommend. Beautiful views over water.

Thank oliverc197
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for coffee at this cafe and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the coffee. Food was fresh and tasty. Great outlook over the marina and bay when dining outside on the patio.

Thank Gary R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great cafe right on the Marina. Large menu with options for all tastes. Prices were very reasonable, coffee was good and hot and delivered to our table with a smile. Lots of room for families, good parking Ng right outside and across the road where...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a wonderful aray of food to choose from. I have always enjoyed very much my experience here.

Thank car0lj0y
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Espy Cafe has been our go to cafe for the past two year. It never disappoints us , coffee is always good and hot. Breakfasts are tasty and well priced and lately they have introduced home made pies. The chicken family and individual pies are...More

Thank DAC1062
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Four of us had business breakfasts and interviews there for three days. Early mornings were not crowded, food served quickly and cooked to perfection. It was a place where we could get things done and make a great start to teh day.

Thank Arbor253
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
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
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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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