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O Cafe Restaurant

35 Maniapoto Street | Waikato, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
+64 7-873 8714
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“poached eggs” (2 reviews)
“scones” (2 reviews)
Closes in 14 min
7:30 AM - 3:30 PMAll hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
35 Maniapoto Street | Waikato, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Big O looked to be the place to head to in Otorohanga town. A great combination of vibrant cafe and shop selling local, individual, products. We were here to eat and weren’t disappointed. I plumped for The Big O breakfast (which might have been...More

Thank DadaGee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelling by road from Auckland to the Chateau - National Park, this was a very pleasant little find. Good coffee and yummy sandwiches. Quick service even at lunch time (on a Friday), great atomosphere, lots of parking just behind the building. Somewhere for travellers to...More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Stopped for coffee and cake. Lovely and quiet just after the lunch rush. Quick service and lovely blueberry cheesecake slice and brownie.

Thank Diannemh46
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We always hope to find a great coffee so ask the locals. "Go to O" was the unanimous response so we went to O for a cuppa and one of their legendary cheese scones too. The locals were on to it! Yes, the coffee was...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

The staff here kindly let me sit and do some work for 4 hours as my brother visited the Waitomo Caves. Just a 10-15 minute drive from the caves this place offers some good brunch and lunch options as well as a nice cuppa. As...More

Thank Dee F
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We had breakfast here before we were heading onto our trip through the beautiful Waikato. The coffee and tea were amazing and also the breakfast was quite nice, apart from the butter, which was spread all over the (really yummy) toast and also the eggs...More

Thank Isabell8785
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I've had my fair share of big brekkies in my time, but this has got to be one of the best. Fresh ingredients and great service. Stop in Otorohanga especially for it.

Thank tomrN3815ML
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I am always a bit weary when looking for a good breakfast spot in rural nz So I was a bit nervous when I entered the Cafe O Well I delighted to say the food was really good and the service was probably the best...More

Thank raglantripper
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Fresh, delicious lunch served quickly. Portions were of good size. Staff was very friendly. Sitting area on one side of room and café tables/chairs on the other. Very nice place.

Thank lorib91
Reviewed 2 April 2017

A little gem in Otorohanga: great coffee, fresh juice, nice service and awesome eggs Benedict an a bed of rösti (potato cake)

Thank Karin_B_10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Maniapoto Street | Waikato, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Otorohanga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-873 8714
  • E-mail
Ōtorohanga's newest eating establishment, Ō (pronounced 'or'), offers home-style healthy food with an industrial rustic vibe. With a strong focus on keeping it local, the café has the town at its heart and prides itself on providing fabulous food and Allpress coffee through fabulous customer service. Gluten free & other alternative dietary options available. We sell giftware and New Zealand made preserves, as well as fresh artisan ciabatta and five grain breads. We also provide an out-catering service for large or small functions, pick-up or delivery within the Otorohanga township.
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