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The Espy Cafe Restaurant

) #4 of 44 Restaurants in Whitianga $$ - $$$ Cafe, , Gluten Free Options
10 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 0778
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
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07:30 - 15:00All hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
10 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The staff here are so friendly and a credit to New Zealand hospitality. We ordered a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and two salt and pepper squid salads. Sounds basic but most certainly was not. Absolutely oh so enjoyable. Brilliant food.

Thank Inverness1966
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Husband loved his Calamari and Salad. Chicken burger and fries was good. Nice flavours. Licensed, so that nice to have a cold one whilst overlooking the wharf.

Thank Kay D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had breakfast here after an overnight stay in Whitianga. Lovely location opposite the harbour. Friendly service with a varied menu at value for money prices. Great bacon! Clean restrooms too.

Thank Barry H
Reviewed 7 July 2017

It seems that a wet day is the signal to visit Espy Cafe. Two years on from my last visit to the cafe, now under new ownership, and my sister and I chose another visit to sample one of the best cafes in Whitianga. Despite...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely coffee and homemade steak and blue cheese pie with caramelised onion ... thoroughly recommend the coffee and pie. The sweets looked amazing too. Great location overlooking the estuary, boat ramp and park. Thanks for a delicious lunch

Thank GriffnLeanne
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Great food, reasonable price and friendly service. Came back for lunch again the next day. Amazing iced coffee!

Thank David G
Reviewed 23 June 2017 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 17 June 2017

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 12 June 2017

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 2 June 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
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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