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$8 - $25
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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Returning to Espy Cafe after so many years was like returning to visit an old friend. Menu selection was very good with some vegetarian options. Staff were super friendly and service was super quick - our teas arrived about as soon as we had sat...down! Our meals arrived a few minutes later. Mine was the Blokes Breakfast whilst my sister's was the Corn Fritters. Both were superb. Very noticeable was how quickly tables were cleared of used plates, cups and cutlery then given a good clean including chairs. Still my favourite Cafe in Whitianga with its great location, great food and superb service.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Was extremely busy but the food and beverages were served hot. The hot chocolate was delicious. The mince on toast was nice. The cafe was busy but the servers were good.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

This place was recommended by our hotel manager for breakfast. We liked the big menu. Wife had poached eggs and avocado smash and i had eggs Benedict with salmon. Both were very good. Only issue is the American coffee was weak although I have sampled...the same thing in other parts of NZ>More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2023

Great coffee, had an awesome salade. Service nice, it was very crowed due to the holidays but you did not notice this at all!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

Good was ok. But staff aspecualy the young lady at the till. VERY UNFRIENDLY. It did not feel welcoming at all.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023

Amazing service and reliability yummy food I had the chicken croissant perfect good range of kids food too!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023 via mobile

Had a wonderful breakfast sat by the wharf, really pretty location. Lots of lovely food to choose from and very helpful staff . Would definitely recommend this restaurant

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023 via mobile

We had the best breakfast! The food was really fresh, well presented, and substantial. We had a mixture of bacon and eggs, full breakfast, and corn ftitters ....all excrllent. The service by the very shy young waitress was excellent.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 September 2023

Just about the worst ham & cheese toasted sandwich we've ever had. 2 thin slices of bread, 2 very thin slices of processed ham wit not much cheese. Slapped on the plate, not even cut in half or quarters with a spoonful of chutney at...the side, soaking into the bread. Has this place changed hands or was it the chef's day off? Won't be returning.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2023 via mobile

The first impressions were that the cabinet had a huge range of goodies! The menu was equally appealing and once we ordered our coffee beat us back to our table! The deck area is by far the best place to be seated but make sure...to take sunscreen if it’s mid summer! The food was all delicious.. zero complaints! It came out very efficiently too!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 April 2023

Great customer service and the food was fantastic! I went with two friends and we all sat at the table near the front window Inside and got the eggs Benedict with bacon. The younger staff were so nice and very friendly towards me and my...friends, along with not being afraid to make small talk when asking to take our plates. We orded 2 flat whites and an americano, all three drinks came out almost immediately- same with the food. I am extremely satisfied with how my time was, and I'd definitely come again.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 9 April 2023

Great coffee ☕️ We came here everyday for our morning coffee over the long weekend, highly recommend!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023 via mobile

Excellent bacon and eggs cooked perfectly. Best value and wonderful views of the harbour from the deck. Great coffee and all served with a minimal wait and with a smile!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

We have had breakfast here twice. Really friendly service. The food is quality with generous portions. Of particular note was the bacon.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 13 January 2023 via mobile

Good fast service, nice coffee. Family friendly and fair pricing. Always busy so that tells its own story. Cabinet offerings fresh and tasty I can also recommend the eggs Benedict with salmon. After several visits over our NZ trip always consistent.

Date of visit: January 2023
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THE ESPY CAFE, Whitianga - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, The Espy Cafe offers takeaway services.

The Espy Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4