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21 Shaw Road | Waihi Beach, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand (Formerly Flatwhite Cafe/On the Beach Weddings)
+64 7-863 1346
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely spot right on the beach after a nice walk on the beach to get a coffee or lunch. Unfortunately when we went there the service was extremely slow, hopefully its improved since then.

Thank Gaylene S
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped here in a group of seven. Some found the beach and water too much of a temptation! The food was good and service was friendly and prompt. A nice way to start the day.

Thank Ken H
Whitianga, New Zealand
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Avery obliging Maitre D who accepted a fairly late booking. Four people who chose three different entrees, the prawns were huge but the accompanying sauce was tasteless [needed bit of tabasco or something else ] The main courses were all good and we all would return.

Thank Grandvisitor
Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed multiple morning coffees & brunches while holidaying. Great coffee, scumptuous cakes & muffins all with a view over the rolling waves. Free wi-fi, so good for travellers wanting to plan the next adventure.

Thank Jennifer L
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went twice to this amazing restaurant. Positioned right on the grass edge of the beach. Best views through dinner of sunset reflections on water. Didn't want to leave. Staff were extremely pleasant and accommodating. Food was beautiful.

Thank selbydesign
Waihi Beach, New Zealand
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had our daughters wedding here. We couldn't have asked for more, the service was amazing, the food was plenty and great and they were on hand to make sure that we had everything that we wanted. The situation is magic and if you are lucky like us to have a perfect day weather wise then this is definitely... More 

Thank OrangesnLemons
Beach3611, Manager at Flatwhite, responded to this review

Thanks so much, was an absolute pleasure planning and serving for you all :) More 

Smiths Falls, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out of 4 meals, 2 -the rack of lamb, was tasteless, the pizza was okay and the only one who really enjoyed the meal had the fish special. All meals were on the high end for price and expected more.

Thank Nancy Y
Manchester, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were told we could not sit on the outside terrace as "it would get too hot after 5 minutes and we would want to move". It was cloudy with patches of sun and,nearing State pension age, I feel I am old enough to make my own decisions.Nice to see the Sales Prevention Department is still flourishing .

Thank Blade4ever
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great choice on a sunny day or even a rainy day. The food is always good and the drinks selection is tip top. All I'd say is there's always confusion at bill time as to where you where sitting as there is no table number or order number. Easily fixed I'd imagine!

Thank Cossie777
Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is nicely located at the beach with a great terrace. The food is delicious, from starter over main to dessert.

Thank Ingo D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$25
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Shaw Road | Waihi Beach, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand (Formerly Flatwhite Cafe/On the Beach Weddings)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Waihi Beach
  • Phone Number: +64 7-863 1346
Flatwhite beachfront cafe is located at Waihi Beach, Western Bay of PLenty, New Zealand. We are open 7 days and 7 nights (that’s pretty much all the time) and love serving great food in our fabulous beach location. Our friendly staff and casual atmosphere will make you feel so welcome, you may not want to leave (which is fine by us). If you just want to join us for a coffee and a piece of something delicious from our cake cabinet, hold your next work function or celebration party with us or dinner for two...anything goes. We are fully licensed and have a range of tasty items on our menu for all members of the family.We look forward to seeing you soon and if you are not sure how to find us (some say it’s a bit tricky) then please check out our map on our website.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?