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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” (11 reviews)
“baguette” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
11 Esplanade | Whitianga, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We’ve been here several times but always enjoy the view and especially the food. A great selection of different slices etc to try plus the normal cafe food. Great staff who are friendly and efficient.

Thank tekohiwi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great views of the harbour great food and friendly helpful staff highly reccomend breakfast sets you up for the day.

Thank lorraine c
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Called in for a breakfast on a weekday. Amazing food and ambience. Great view overlooking the harbour and well priced items with good portion size too. Would definitely be my first choice for breakfast when we return to Whitianga!

Thank kpa7959
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Varied menu with healthy options. Something for everyone. Well presented and delicious. Especially enjoyed our coffee. Great location and vibe.

Thank taramoskalyk
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

On leaving town after an overnight stay in Whitianga we stopped at this cafe for breakfast. Fantastic variety. Lots of healthy options too. Amazing location especially on this beautiful sunny day. Wonderful staff and service. What a gorgeous town. The beloved had the eggs Benedict...More

Thank flickymicky
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We had their big breakfast, creamy mushrooms with egg on bread, french toast with crumpets, salmon bagel, 2 hot chocolates, and 2 coffees. Big portion and great views. We had to order full sized meals for our kids as they do not do kid's meals,...More

Thank Jabawaba
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We ate breakfast here last week while travelling through Whitianga. Lovely place with amazing views over the harbour and towards Ferry Landing. Staff were very friendly and food was great! Huge meals, well presented and very fresh looking. Not one of our 4 meals looked...More

Thank Strickes
Reviewed 20 April 2018

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 27 March 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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