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Colenso Country Cafe

Tairua Whitianga Rd, Tairua, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3725
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pie” (14 reviews)
“pavlova” (8 reviews)
“salad” (13 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tairua Whitianga Rd, Tairua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a couple in a group of six. Everyone ordered different dishes and drinks. The food was all home made, tasty and served quickly. I would love this place to be near my home!

Thank DorsetAndrew
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Fabulous coffee, delicious cafe food, great staff and surroundings. A little piece of country paradise.

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We loved our random visit to this cafe on our way on Sunday afternoon. We were the last customers yet served well and asked to take our time even though the rain came down. We ordered smoked fish pie, bacon and egg sandwich, garden salad,...More

Thank letamritaknow
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Always stop here when visiting Hahei/Whitianga. Great place to rest have a nice tea/coffee and delish food to go with it. Lovely country outlook with ample parking and the children like seeing the farm animals in the close by paddock. Sweet little gift shop that...More

Thank keentraveller2018
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Had been to this cafe many years ago and was happy to see it was still here and still serving food of a very high standard. Lovely place to relax with a drink under the trees.

Thank julieoQ7149HH
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Fantastic food, lovely garden to sit in as well! We enyoed it so much that we returned for a second visit! Not always easy to please a vegetarian and a meat eater but this place does! And a pavlova to die for! Great staff, great...More

Thank greysurf
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

I did a review of Colenso in October 2014 and found it under welming, sadly nothing has changed, well yes it has actually, the Coffee used to be good, now it's terrible. Something on the Menu called a Grapefruit cake was recommend by two of...More

Thank Jimdrops
Reviewed 14 March 2018

A very cozy place with wonderful flowers surrounding it. The food was great as were the friendly staff. I would definitely go there again.

Thank TomLandry22
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Loved little cafe. Foynd it on a rainy day and it was a ray of sunshine. Food made with love, great Sri Lanka tomato soup, egg dishes, fabulous coffee, pastries. Ask for a long white. Nice selection in gift shop.

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We just happened to be passing and stopped in for lunch, and we were so happy we did. Couldn’t have been more perfect, a lovely warm day, sitting amongst a beautiful cottage garden enjoying delicious home made lamb pies with plum sauce. Just wonderful :...More

Thank Jane H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tairua Whitianga Rd, Tairua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Tairua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-866 3725
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