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The Harbour House Cafe

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11 Esplanade | Whitianga, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 4441
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“baguette” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 Esplanade | Whitianga, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a 3 km walk to town and decided to treat ourselves to a breakfast. After looking at various cafe's along the strip we decided that this one looked the busiest so should be good. Thankfully we weren't disappointing. The place filled up totally...More

Thank Bigrinkles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent visit to Whitianga 8 of us stopped at this cafe for lunch and we were thrilled to be served some delicious food in a lovely outdoor setting. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and the service was extremely efficient. The lunch...More

Thank Muzza D
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Wow !!! What can I see this absolutely divine little Cafe nestled on the Esplanade at beautiful Whitianga is definitely a must in your to do list of the Coramandel Peninsula. Perfect outlook and very well patronised by tourists and locals alike for obvious reasons....More

Thank KCKaycee
Reviewed 19 February 2018

The way the staff speak to their customers is quite frankly shocking!!! Customers should never be made to feel like we were today for just asking a simple question. A please, A thank you,I'm sorry and a SMILE go along way!! Certainly no smiles here...More

Thank nic20042018
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Turned up at the Harbour House on a rather busy morning, but in a good mood so happy to wait. From the hospitality industry, so was rather surprised to presumably the chef walking around in jandals, and a singlet - leaving armpit hairs completely exposed!...More

Thank DisgruntledWaiter
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

We had a terrific experience at this Restaurant. Good coffees. Impressed by the snack food available, esp the sausage rolls & veggie options. Great views.

Thank Geoffrey S
Reviewed 11 February 2018

We went here for breakfast: good options, good quality (but not so cheap). It is quite spacious, so you are likely to get a table, even when it is busy.

Thank Alfred V
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Visited a couple of times as the location is great - plenty of activity. Food is good but a tad over priced. Service nothing to get too excited about and the gift shop 'nook' could do with a dust!!! That said we'll return again and...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Food was fab nice venue had to pay 15% for public holiday that was ok! Staff was great but older lady was very rude and spoilt the visit. They were busy but she was clearing plates etc as we ate last mouthful and coffee wasn’t...More

Thank traceyc405
Reviewed 27 January 2018

We went here 3 days in a row for coffees, and had breakfast one day as well. Both had eggs bene, mine with salmon which for the first time in my life I couldn't finish as the plate was loaded with so much of it!...More

Thank Merissa F
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Esplanade | Whitianga, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-866 4441
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