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The Espy Cafe

10 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 0778
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in on our travels and guest sampled the Blokes Breakfast. He hadn't experienced this before and did well to finish it all. Good selection including muesli for the weight watchers. Good view from the deck.

Thank 50CHVN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for a bite of lunch. the portion sizes were enormous. As it was a fabulously sunny day we sat outside under an umbrella and watch the boats travelling up and down the estuary opposite.

Thank 155richard81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a busy day for a late breakfast and were served quickly and efficiently. Good choices of food options and generous serving sizes. They did a nice coffee as well. Not the fanciest place you might eat but friendly and good value.

Thank pete20102016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely spot! They took very good care to ensure that my gluten free breakfast was gluten free. Our breakfasts were delicious and presentation was lovely! Good service and delicious coffee!

Thank Deb S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Top cafe reviewed on TripAdvisor in Whitianga and I can see why. Very friendly and helpful staff, makes such a difference. Loved the coffee and naughty raspberry & coconut slice my friend had salmon crepe and iced coffee. Highly recommend. Food excellent, well priced and...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Espy cafe became our go to cafe for coffee when we stayed in Whitianga for a week. The Coffee was always amazing, the staff friendly and service was quick. The berry danishes are pretty good too.

Thank Kerapip1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious breakfasts here although you have to order at the counter! The breakfasts are then brought out! Coffee very nice and I had oink free which was very tasty! Nice spot too if you can get a table outside.

Thank ClareZ24
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy, good food and smoothies. Well sized dishes. Heaps of gluten free options, sweet and savoury. Great service all round.

Thank NKB2198
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Initially we couldn't decide between the two cafes side by side, so checked out The Espy Cafe bathroom first - clean and tidy, individual handtowels a nice touch. Cafe itself clean and tidy. We sat in the outdoor area, elevated with sea views and shaded...More

Thank 18Beverly18
Reviewed 1 February 2018

It's all about the coffee, right? Well, the coffee here (in my humble opinion) is great, the staff friendly and the café is in a great position, across from the playground and wharf.

Thank combatp8ntball
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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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