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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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Invercargill, New Zealand
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133 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We sat on the deck for coffee and were transfixed by the sea view. What a location!. The coffee and brunch were pretty good too. Hard not to feel full of the joy of life on a morning like that.

Thank Linda M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cafe was very busy, but after about a 5 minute wait we were offered a lovely table on the deck. Awesome views of the beach. Our lunch meals were all great and surprisingly prompt since the cafe was so busy. Friendly and helpful staff too

Thank KiwiWithWingsRings
Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The service was very slow, we had to wait about 40 minutes to get our food. Even taking the order needed almost 15 minutes. The deep fried items of the seafood platter were extremely oily, we had to remove the buttering. The eye rid itself was perfect, but came with almost no sides. Thanks to the oil, now there is... More 

Thank emzeperx
Killarney, Ireland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Popped into this cafe for a cider and a local beer with a slice of carrot cake on Easter Sunday after a stroll along the beach. We were waiting about 10 minutes for our drinks to be served despite there being numerous staff hanging around. We also noticed other customers getting served before us who came in after us. At... More 

Thank toffeeblue1978_9
Waiuku, New Zealand
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Easter Sunday Waihi Beach was fairly quite as far as places to eat were open or fully booked. We turned up at The Flat White and the owner said have a seat and we should have a table in about 10 or 15 mins. I decided for a burger, it was huge and full of flavor, couldn't manage it all... More 

Thank Rizzla33
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great position on the beach.Food was okay . Salmon roulade was very tasty but the fries were a bit like cardboard.Were unimpressed by the miniscule amount of wine my mother was served ,3 mouthfuls and the glass would of been empty.At $10 a glass decided to mention it to the waitress especially noticing that the woman sitting at the table... More 

Thank Savanahmum
New Plymouth
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot, managed to get a window seat and have lunch looking out over a windy Waihi Beach. Great coffee, great food, great service.

Thank carmell602
Waikato Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome view of the sea! Such a good location. We sat outside and enjoyed the salt and pepper calamari and the steamed pork buns. Really nice food and it arrived very fast!

Thank bba9015
Waihi Beach, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 7 enjoyed a birthday dinner with nothing but praise for the restaurant. Food was fabulous. The 3 of us who ordered steak were delighted with everything cooked to perfection. The bread and butter pudding was amazing. Staff friendly and efficient. Check out with split bill presented quickly. No problems.Top marks Flat White.

Thank Barry J
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Flatwhite has always been my goto café to impress outsiders. Today it was my Kati family and grandchildren. Upon arrival and at my request I was directed to a favoured table for 6. My family were 5 minutes away. One would think that you had a contract after being shown to your table, a table number allocated and a coffee... More 

Thank pxppx

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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
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?