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Waikokopu Cafe Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand
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Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, New Zealand
+64 9-402 6275
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We were staying at the Copthorne but just wanted a light breakfast. we found this café and liked the coffee and the food. several tables outside that you can sit in the sun

Thank graham l
Paihia, New Zealand
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Honestly this is the place for the most beautiful food, and sitting out on the deck beside the little pool with the ducks and birdlife is so very relaxing, that was back in the day of the waikokopu cafe, now it is known as whare waka cafe and I must say we hesitantly entered however we must say the service... More 

Thank 106emt
Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Went for coffee today , best coffee in the far north, food was world class, staff happy and friendly, service couldnt be faulted, I fully recommend, great atmosphere, beautiful views, Ducks, water , nature at its best, Ill be back, so relaxing such a beautiful place, well done to the beautiful staff and surroundings

Thank kat12371
Paihia, New Zealand
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I am a local and have eaten here several times since this restaurant changed hands, now called the Whare Waka Café. The last 2 visits, service was very poor, selection from the server minimal, my order was wrong and they forgot to bring my coffee. Friends have also had very similar experiences. We do not recommend this café.

Thank Lynette J
Christchurch, New Zealand
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Great little cafe with a good selection. Very helpful staff. We shared a stuffed baked kumara which was lovely.

Thank Christine W
Kawakawa, New Zealand
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Light refreshments enjoying by our large group after visit to the Waitangi National Museum ... very nice foods were tasty*

Thank GrandeBlu12
Auckland, New Zealand
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Recently I had breakfast at the Waikokou cafe in the Waitangi Treaty grounds in Paihia. Over the past 10 years I have been to this cafe many time. There are some good aspects but always factors that totally let it down. The good: The food is above average. We had the eggs Benedict. The eggs were poached to perfection, the... More 

Thank Mrs_SkyWalker
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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635 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We called here after our visit to Waitangi. Good coffee, huge pieces of cake, which the staff were happy to divide onto 2 plates, each with cream for no extra charge. Seating inside,on the decking and on the lawn. Very cheeky tame ducks!

Thank Pam D
New Zealand
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We were all happy with our meals, very simple but nice flavours. Plenty of shade for hot or rainy days, coffee was good.

Thank NewZealandMegs
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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149 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

We visited this cafe for lunch. We had been the last time we were in Paihia and although not blown away by the food, thought we would give it another chance to possibly redeem itself! Alas! Not so! The cafe was VERY quiet - only a handful of patrons scattered around, however the service was extremely slow despite hardly anyone... More 

Thank foodlover27264

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Waitangi
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 6275

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?