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The Espy Cafe Restaurant

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10 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 0778
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07:30 - 17:00
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Fri 07:30 - 15:00
Sat - Thu 07:30 - 17:00
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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213 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I had breakfast here Sunday morning and I'd say definitely arrive hungry! The food was generous and hearty and really hit the spot! I was able to make a vegan cooked breakfast from different sides (hash browns, avo, grilled tomatoes and toast) and the coffee was delicious too! The chocolate on the side is a nice touch.... More 

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San Diego
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I were touring the Coromandel Peninsula and happened on the Espy at lunch time. We were looking for something light so ordered the "Wedges" (potato wedges with cheese and sour cream) and shrimp and avacado salad. Both were excellent👍 This establishment overlooks the marina/bay and has outdoor seating so it has a nice ambience. Try it, you'll... More 

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Thank imcookn
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch there yesterday, and both the food and pricing was good. Beautiful view as they are located next to the ocean.

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Thank Erlend H
Whitianga, New Zealand
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go here quiet often, meals are usually bought out in a timely manner. The coffee is good and food is also.

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Thank Karyn V
Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the short ferry ride across to Whitianga. Great spot overlooking the inlet. We enjoyed brekkie for 9 of us - food was great and the wait was not long.

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Thank ElleNZ16
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great cafe. I had an amazing Steak sandwich! The staff were helpful and there was a good play area to keep kids entertained. Also serves alcohol so I tried one of the local craft beers which was great. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Tom H
Texas
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service after lunch time was totally uninspiring. What could have been a nice ice cream/beverage break turned into an uncomfortable waste of time. The young servers were doing a job and nothing more. There were no smiles, little help and lack of interest. I was hoping for much better based on reviews.

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Thank Originalsweetone
Kelso, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a weekend in Whitianga and found this gem of a cafe. We had our two grandsons with us and we had breakfast everyday here as well as carry out lunches. Food was excellent and great prices for the children's menu. Staff very friendly and helpful. Recommend you try this cafe

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Thank Fgraham
Korumburra
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here I had the pancakes, but they were not made fresh which was disappointing, and the coffee wasn't that great, but the fruit with the pancakes was lovely and my husband enjoyed the bacon and eggs

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Thank Tash_070
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice coffee, bacon and eggs + mushrooms, eggs bene + hash brown, all excellent. Great view especially in sunshine. Very reasonable price.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Sunday
07:30 - 17:00
Monday
07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 17:00
Thursday
07:30 - 17:00
Friday
07:30 - 15:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?