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Reviewed 22 November 2020 via mobile

Went here and had some food. Although the food is pretty good... It is rather expensive. Doesn't have the same ambience that it had prior to the fire.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 2 November 2020 via mobile

We had to ask around to check which cafe this was having read the reviews - it is now in new built premises in middle of the small town, with branding “Goody Goody” as well. It’s a light airy space with outdoor seating at the...front (not sure about the back..) Nice small selection of options in cabinet (and nice menu options). I had a tasty Mac and cheese with nice ham and leek with it, and husband had a tasty toasted sandwich - coffees were good, and service was friendly. (Would love to see a bit more development of the branding or character of the cafe so it’s clearly named and the name makes sense - just my personal opinion but I’d lose the Goody Goody idea!)More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 21 February 2020 via mobile

Just stopped for a quick bite while on my way to Auckland. Ham and cheese sandwich is lovely and large! Coffee is good and service comes with a smile.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 23 January 2020 via mobile

As someone with a dairy allergy it is not often that I feel both welcome and catered for in a cafe, especially small town ones. I felt both here. This cafe was so amazingly friendly and offered me plenty of choices. The food all looked...amazing. I had the most delightful iced coffee and will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 26 October 2019 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. Not a wide menu but there was enough to chose something to suit everyone. We had a one year old and a three year old with us (they had mac and cheese special) and it was lovely to get a booth/separate...room where you felt like you could sit and contain them without causing to much disturbance to other diners. Food was tasty, good quality, nicely presented and good portion sizesMore

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 2 October 2019

We stopped for lunch en route to Auckland and it was well worth it. Friendly staff, good choices for food and drink and child friendly. I had the toasted BLT with egg which was a lot of eating but very enjoyable. Outside or inside seating.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 24 September 2019

We always take a detour to Waipu when going up north or coming back to have lunch at this great little cafe. It still has a great atmosphere despite being in temporary premises after a fire in their other spot across the road. It's a...cute cottage and outdoor seating out back.The food is so fresh, local, and innovative I always enjoy the selection on offer. Excellent coffee too! The staff really make the complete experience as they are so welcoming and friendly with a local vibe and good sense of humour. We look forward to visiting their new premises opening at the end of the year.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

What luck we happened upon this cute little place. Lots of locals so thought it must be good. Friendly staff and food fantastic.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 9 July 2019 via mobile

... for several reasons. First the young staff are delightful; friendly, proactive, attentive, courteous and have a great sense of humour. They managed to teach us Brits how to pronounce Latte correctly (Laaaahtay apparently!). Second the quality of the coffee and the snacks is very...high - awesome in fact. Third, the decor and atmosphere is tasteful, relaxing and unpretentious. This is just the sort of quality stop off for coffee we love to stumble upon when in New Zealand. Unreservedly recommended. We will certainly be back when next in Waipu.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 15 March 2019 via mobile

Called in mid-week for coffee and snack. Staff were super friendly and very accommodating. Late in the afternoon when we arrived so available food limited but good coffee. No pressure to leave and very relaxed. Hot day so a little more shade put the back...would have been handy but definitely not a complaint.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Waipu Cafe and Deli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4