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Best cafés in Waikanae

Zoo
“I wouldn't call it a zoo, more like an open farm. Most 4 legged animals are fenced but it's a great place for kids, old and young. Its a drive into a land with no reception but they have wifi at the cafe. Free parking.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cafe
“Sunshine and Romantic sunsets. Outdoor dining on calm nights. Indoor cosy dining. Laid back vibe. Also takeaway pizzas. Friendly people.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Cafe
“The Front Room has a relaxed atmosphere with a modern interior and provides great food and service for small to large groups. Brunch is available from 9-3pm and lunch from 11:30-3pm. Dinner is from 5:30pm till late. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Cafe
“Superb menu. Great staff, and lovely vibe. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or coffee. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Still walking distance (15 minutes) from our location if you want restaurant type food at lunch time or in the evening. maison8.co.nz/”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cafe
“With lovely gardens and outdoor seating they have the best nearby coffee. Good breakfast and lunch options with a variety of counter food.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food and delightful ambience in this tasteful restaurant/bar. The crispy salt and pepper calamari with caper and pickle Aioli is to die for. 5 minute drive.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“Local licensed café, open for breakfast/brunch/lunch. Closed Wednesdays and public holidays. Opens 7am weekdays, 8 am weekends.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“The best selection of french patisserie locally - baguette, croissants, pastries, gateaux, macaron, pate, cheese, french onion soup, tarts, desserts.....”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
“It is the best of the best. Incredible food, sun drenched courtyard. Open until mid-afternoon.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
“This is directly below you! The people are great - there's beers on tap, meals, wines and spirits. Enjoy!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great food and service. Close to the beach, Saturday market and beach shops. Try their Paua fritters!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
“Quaint and pretty. The cafe has collection of pottery worth seeing. The animal park goes down to the river. Have a swim on a hot day. Enjoy a unique spot.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
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“Best organic coffee and cheese scones. Beautiful home made gourmet pies and sausage rolls.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pub
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“Meet the locals. Even though you have to sign in by a member, the locals are friendly and would be more than delighted to have you join their evening. Great kiwi food and the drinks a very cost effective.”
  • 1 local recommends