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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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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tairua Whitianga Rd, Tairua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a spur of the moment pop in for lunch on a gorgeous day and i am so glad I did. Sitting out in the garden with flowers and fruit trees all around. The fish pie was so tasty and the staff were so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BettyUK137
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not only was the food delicious but an absolutely stunning location. Food price accordingly, great staff and ambience. 10/10

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CaleM31
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fast friendly service. Lots of arts and crafts to look at and purchase. Gorgeous setting. Very good ham and cheese on sourdough. Fresh crisp salad.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank krross69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped off here for a coffee, but couldn't resist the scones and muffins! Nice location, with a very pretty garden to sit out on a sunny day. Friendly staff. What's not to like!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bigjake33
Reviewed 8 November 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Twisty333
Reviewed 6 November 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Prospector1
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: October 2018
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!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DorsetAndrew
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank MichelleW0794
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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank letamritaknow
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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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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