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The Harbour House Cafe

11 Esplanade | Whitianga, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 4441
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“baguette” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 Esplanade | Whitianga, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great views of the harbour food is amazing and their breakfasts are the best in town good coffee and cater for everyone.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lorrainec160
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the vegetable tortilla stack, carrot cake and cappuccino. Nice patio seating by the ferry landing.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KatB92020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had breakfast here one morning with friends. We all enjoyed our food and coffees. We also bought a salmon salad and mushroom, feta and pinenut pastry to take home for dinner. The cafe was very popular with many people happily enjoying their meals.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sandymack2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit to this cafe. Fast service. Excellent food and coffee and a wonderful spot to sit on the deck in the sun. Such a busy spot we are glad we arrived when we did! Will be back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kpamelawilliams
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much more reasonable priced food than the cafe next door. Lovely position on the waterfront. Good selection.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 111shiwa
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

This is my fav cafe in whitianga. I like the different choices for seating, inside and outside, shady and in the sun. The friendly and professional staff and the great food. The vegan chocolate cake looks amazing but I've been too busy eating the eggs...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RBerry163
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Coffee here was incredible, best I’ve had in a while. We had brunch looking out over the water, and overall it was a perfect start to a day. Staff were a little less ready-to-smile than other places we went, but still happy to adapt a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RealMenLoveCats
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed food here in the sun as the cafe is a great location. The staff were not great and didn’t handle it well when I took back a filo full of nuts in which the sign didn’t say anything about. The food was quite...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank EllieSwann
angewhitianga, Owner at The Harbour House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Hi Ellie, Thank you for your review. When you brought your half eaten filo back to the staff you said you couldn’t eat nuts, we then asked you if you a allergy.,you responded no! I’m not sure why we would need to inform you of...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018

A great cafe with outdoor seating and the most amazing homemade cakes. Best Carrot Cake ever, and lots of choice!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Seaside829331
Reviewed 8 October 2018

I went twice for coffee in 4 days during my trip to Whitianga and this cafe do it well! I had some cabinet food one day and it was okay, not excellent, but the coffee and the service are wonderful. The location is great too,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank trudijoy
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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, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
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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