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Classic Flyers AvGas Cafe and Bar

9 Jean Batten Drive, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
+64 7-572 4000
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good37%
  • Average25%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible12%
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Cafe, New Zealand, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Jean Batten Drive, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for lunch but the cabinet food wasn't very desirable and the lunch menu was quite limited so ended up sharing a bowl of fries. Good fries but no way enough sauce, pretty par for the course really but these restaurants really need to...More

Thank Waylornz
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Was there to visit the museum and decided to have breakfast before starting the walk about. Enjoyed the breakfast and coffee.

Thank SW123L
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Went there for a quick lunch stop before picking family up from airport. Wasn't a very extensive lunch menu and cabinet food looked average. Ended up sharing a bowl of fries and got a chicken filo wrap. The fries were ok, but there wasn't enough...More

Thank Waylornz
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Went there today and I really like a good coffee but this was terrible. Probably not helped by staff dropping a airplane lollipop in it,only realised when stirring. Get your coffee elsewhere.

Thank SimmoTauranga
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We called in here Sunday afternoon, We were greeted by a lovely lady, ordered a ham cheese & tomatoe omlette each & a drink, sat at a table with our beer. Our meal arrived rather quickly & we were delighted as it not only looked...More

1  Thank margaret n
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Enjoyed the food and coffee here when visiting the aircraft museum. Plenty of selection and good from breakfast through to lunch with occasional late meals available.

1  Thank Worldly2013
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Room is cold on one side - under the air conditioning and sweltering on the other - next to the windows. No one came to refill our waters, 1 jug, per table of 4 for a whole day. Vegetarian option was a watery salad.

Thank valleygirl2017
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Good menu, great theme. I didn't appreciate the waitress leaving order a the end of the table and calling out "this is yours". Coffee is average.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We use to go to classic flyers often for brunch/lunch but haven't been there for 2 or so years. Went for lunch, the place has really gone downhill. The selection of food was not as good and when we asked what the homemade filo had...More

1  Thank fortunatefew
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I decided to stop in and have lunch at AvGas, something we haven't done for quite a while - not likely to do it again in a hurry. Yes they were fairly busy but there was no excuse for forgetting my wife's...More

Thank CharlieandSue
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  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Jean Batten Drive, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga  >  Mount Maunganui
  • Phone Number: +64 7-572 4000
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Classic Flyers Cafe is absolutely unique in New Zealand as it forms an integral part of a very interesting aircraft museum dedicated to New Zealand Aviation history. The Cafe itself is large with a delicious selection of cabinet food ready to go, and you can either sit inside amongst Aviation memorabilia or out in the sunny courtyard. There is also a menu available for breakfast and lunch dishes. There are several stylish and comfortable function rooms available with professional on-site catering, making Classic Flyers the perfect destination for any sort of functions, celebrations or conferences. These function rooms are varied in size and can seat guests numbering from 10 to 400+ and the closeness to Tauranga airport means that any out-of-town guests flying in from other centres, can simply walk over to Classic Flyers which is situated a short stroll away. Children's birthday parties are popular here at Classic Flyers with the opportunity for the children to enjoy a birthday spread provided by the Cafe, and then a chance to explore the Aviation Museum. Under supervision, children have the opportunity to climb into one of the small restored planes and have their photo taken, a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many and making a very enjoyable and different birthday celebration.
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