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O Cafe

35 Maniapoto Street | Waikato, Otorohanga 3900, New Zealand
+64 7-873 8714
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“bacon butty” (3 reviews)
“scones” (4 reviews)
Open Now
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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1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe has recently changed hands, and the quality of the food is poor. Not a great deal of choice, and sandwiches are not very nice. Made with white bread only when I was there.The coffee is marginal. There needs to be more choice of...More

Thank satch58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived an hour before it closed with a group of 7 and had no problems in serving us the food was great and nice to see some different drinks as well have a good section of teas. As you can see from the pics...More

Thank Ric W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family and had date scone, bacon butty, mozzarella toastie, sausage roll and ham & cheese croissant. Lovely staff, excellent food and good price.

Thank developius
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Dropped in for a late morning tea on the way to New Plymouth. Had cabinet food, a bacon & egg filo savory and a feta and pumpkin tart, with a couple of organic soft drinks. Very good indeed, some of the best cabinet food we've...More

Thank FSwift
Reviewed 5 December 2017

The usual café we stop off in Otorohanga when we're travelling that way was closed due to a funeral so we decided to try the O Café - well it didn't disappoint at all. The service was great, the food was delicious and the ambiance...More

Thank FLWT
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Nice food and friendly staff. we had a delicious carrot cake and they were very generous with the salmon and cream cheese on the bagel we had.The bacon butter had a delicious chutney on it. The place was clean and tidy including the restrooms.

Thank adami451
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Excellent for anyone, including herbivores. Prices were very good and food was very tasty. Certainly recommend for breakfast and I would be stop in if in the area.

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Other reviewers led us to this place which is very helpful in a Main Street where there are soo many options for that quick coffee and cake journey break. Parking behind the shops was easy and we found the cafe quickly. Excellent service and a...More

Thank LandC46
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Went out for breakfast with some friends and they forgot one of our orders, (witch was pretty disappointing) but then came over and offered a free coffee, then when the dish came out it had some extras on the plate, and the chef even came...More

1  Thank willsamtroy
Reviewed 20 October 2017

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

1  Thank DadaGee
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Yolanda K
14 December 2017|
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Response from Sandra S | Reviewed this property |
I believe "bennies" are a NZ slang version of Eggs Benedict, so Benedict shortened to bennies. Trust this assists
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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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