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Colenso Country Cafe

Tairua Whitianga Rd, Tairua, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3725
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“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 6 days ago

A charming place to stop on the way around the coromandel. Lovely garden and really nice food. Coffee excellent. Called in on my way north to Whitianga for an early lunch. Had scones with Jam. Only criticism was it was a bit cold inside. However...More

Thank Twisty333
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for coffee and everything was just perfect. It’s just off the main road 10 minutes or so from Hot Water Beach. Freshly made scones and muffins were outstanding - we even bought more to take away with us. Lovely location - you...More

Thank Prospector1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect setting - delicious healthy food. Gluten free and dairy free - no problem. Beautiful gardens. Just off the main road.

Thank MHA22
Reviewed 28 August 2018 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
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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, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
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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