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The Espy Cafe Restaurant

10 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 0778
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
10 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was great! The coffee was excellent! There is a lovely play area for the kids, which was very handy. The only issue we had was the kids pancakes were flavoured with cinnamon (?) and the kids didn't like them. I thought they...More

Thank Missypot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent breakfast, generous and tasty. I would definitely recommend the Espy café as the perfect place to stop for breakfast.

Thank Keith J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast was ok but nothing to rave about. Fast, friendly service. Mince on toast pretty bland but eggs benedict were better. Coffee not great

Thank Brendan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here for lunch twice and got numerous coffee's each morning. The seafood chowder one lunch was great. The snapper, salad and fries the other lunch was equally delicious. The wife had a toasted sandwich and a cheese scone on respective days. The custard squares...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Called in after reading "tripadvisor" reviews. Fabulous location, just over the road from the water and with both inside and outdoor seating. Excellent breakfast, generous and tasty. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Cheezel
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place to come for a decent meal and drinks. To cap it off, the views of the water is always soothing and calming.

Thank Patrick L
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Stopped here for breakfast last Sunday. Despite it being almost full to capacity i still managed to get a table. Service was very friendly and quick. Coffee and Breakfast was great. Large variety of food to choose from.Would recommend the Epsy Breakfast... Keeps you full...More

Thank Ben A
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Fab spot over looking the wharf, boat ramp and river estuary. Lots to look at. Fully licenced cafe. Reasonable prices and good menu. Great spot for brekkie. Friendly staff, nice presentation and very clean. Outdoor seating.

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 14 August 2017

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 8 August 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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 - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 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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