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The Cove - cafe, restaurant & bar

910 Cove Road | Waipu Cove, Waipu 0582, New Zealand
+64 9-432 0234
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“pizza” (45 reviews)
“scallops” (8 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
910 Cove Road | Waipu Cove, Waipu 0582, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The wait staff seemed a bit distracted, with our drinks being forgotten, then when they arrived it was only one beer and we had to remind them about the other drink we ordered, only one set of cutlery being brought to the table - we...More

Thank Excursion539279
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just stopped over at Waipu Beach to look at the beach and the small islands across from it. On the way back we saw a small cafe/restaurant and decided to just have a white flat. But then we saw the daily special tasting plate...More

Thank ForeignObserver2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The weather was threatening but we managed to get a seat just inside the drip line (had it showered) but were lucky to avoid any precipitation which was great as there was a lovely partial view across to the beach. We ordered the Seafood chowder...More

Thank simondiana2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We turned up on a holiday weekend - the team at The Cove were as per ridiculously accommodating. Seated, waited on and served exceptionally well, with great food and drinks. Thanks team!

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We ate here for one dinner, one lunch and one breakfast while staying in Waipu. We can’t fault any of the food we had. Delicious all round. Their pizzas are super yummy and the kids menu caters for even the fussiest of children. I have...More

Thank Ems_Hame
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Where to start? Really nice located next to a great surf beach (Waipu Cove). No worries about parking. Heaps of space in front and besides the restaurant. We where there twice in the last weeks after surfing at Waipu Cove and the first thing I...More

Thank PriceMTL
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

A short walk down the road from Camp Waipu Cove is this lovely place. We had dinner here, garlic bread, tempura fish burger, lamb and kids pasta. The service was quick, friendly and the food was delicious. Great little kids area with a cubby, slide...More

Thank Extraordinary741591
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We were lucky we arrived at 4 minutes to 2 as although the cafe is open till 3pm the kitchen closes at 2pm. We both decided on scrambled eggs with bacon and were delighted with our meals. Nice light eggs on two slices of ciabatta...More

Thank 808JohnS808
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Such a great spot in the sun. Great service great cocktails great food. Always a pleasure to hang out.

Thank AJJBwaipu
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

On our way down to Auckland. The Cove has become one of our favourite places to stop for brunch/lunch at Waipu Cove, whether it be Summer or Winter. The staff are very attentive, polite and the food always hot and tasty and well priced. The...More

Thank 514shannon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 910 Cove Road | Waipu Cove, Waipu 0582, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Waipu
  • Phone Number: +64 9-432 0234
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