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Licorice Cafe

57 State Highway 1, Motuoapa 3382, New Zealand
+64 7-386 5551
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“pancakes” (7 reviews)
“corn fritters” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
57 State Highway 1, Motuoapa 3382, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for brekkie on way home back to Auckland. Husband enjoyed scrambled eggs however side of bacon was barely a side considering the price. I had poached eggs on toast. Basic, you get what you ask for and nothing more however felt like I...More

Thank CMat2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There aren’t many cafes along the N1 south of Rotorua, but Licorice Cafe is well worth stopping at for a bite to eat and a coffee (other refreshments are available).

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick bite on our way into Taupo. There was so much food to choose from either from the menu or cold cabinet. Coffee was fantastic. Good work from the baristas. There was plenty of seating. Toilets were clean. Gifts and...More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 4 December 2017

stopped here on the way to tauranga for a bit of lunch, I had the kumera stack and my husband had a BLAT the food was delicious and beautifully presented and the coffee also very good, the staff very pleasant so will call again

Thank Rosemariie F
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Nice food and coffee. Just a short walk to the new Marina that was recently opened. There is a great selection of cabinet food as well.

Thank globaltravel_writer
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Just passing- so very glad that we stopped. Great service, coffee amazing. Scone, freshly made and heated up on request.

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We have happily frequented this cafe many times over the last few years, both as a stop off en route south, or on the way to Taupo from Pukawa, however our last visit was disappointing. We ordered a brunch of pancakes with bacon, banana and...More

Thank miriamferg
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Driven past numerous times on way to taupo decided to stop around 9.00am for a coffee and was tempted by delicious looking cabinet food. Had this breakfast pie. Came with a tasty chutney. Good coffee. Was reasonably busy and was told on ordering may be...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I am pretty much a local around the area now. My dog and I go for our daily walks, and pop in on our way home to get my regular coffee, which I thoroughly really enjoy! The staff are lovely! Even when they are busy...More

Thank La Toya S
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast here this morning, the staff were lovely, the coffee was decent and the food was average.. good kids menu... I had scrambled eggs.. was ok. Husband had the licorice breakfast.. was ok but nothing amazing... we wished we drove further up road...More

Thank VenusDeMilo35
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 State Highway 1, Motuoapa 3382, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Motuoapa
  • Phone Number: +64 7-386 5551
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Locals, boaties and travellers alike choose breakfast or brunch at Licorice Cafe for its convenient location on State Highway 1, within walking distance of Motuoapa Marina. Our menu items and interesting selection of cabinet food will cater for all your family's needs. Relax in our sun drenched garden and enjoy the fresh fare prepared on the premises and the Supreme Coffee crafted by our passionate Baristas. We offer a selection of gourmet deli products to take away, including Base Camp Salamis, delicious Kapiti pre-baked breads, Tongariro Honey, Over the Moon Cheese and other (mainly) New Zealand products to make your lakeside picnic a success. Available for out-catering of office Christmas parties, boating trips and gatherings with friends. Be sure to order your Christmas fruit cake early. Our friendly team look forward to welcoming you to Licorice throughout the summer months. Open from 8am-4pm daily.
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