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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%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“pancakes” (7 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
57 State Highway 1, Motuoapa 3382, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I haven't been here for a while so my friends and I stopped here for afternoon tea. Good choices of feed Nice coffee

Thank AmandaKIndia
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This cafe was on a recommendation. We only had coffee and cake so this review will be basic. The cafe is quite basic, staff lovely and the fireplace was very welcoming on a cold day. The coffee is mediocre and the licorice slice was OK,...More

Thank 792Carol_H
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is a great place to stop on the way round the lake, where there are not many cafes. We enjoyed our morning tea of scones and coffee. The array of food in the cabinet was impressive, and iIliked the way there was red signage...More

Thank CMB425032
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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