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Solar Eating House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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139 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand (Formerly Solar Cafe & Restaurant)
+64 9-372 2133
08:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have a holiday home at Oneroa ,Waiheke and have been to Solar a few times,but the last couple the food has not been as good.Still a great location with lovely views

Thank Bruce_Lorraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Prompt service, good food and a nice start to the day. Cute wee cafe and dog friendly. They know how to poach eggs.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started our day on the island with a good tasty filling breakfast.Interesting concept of using solar energy for all their cooking Great outdoor indoor seating with lovely sea views.

Thank Divya C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Top whack prices for bland, greasy food, that you have to order from the counter. Decor totally uninspiring. It's basically a Monteiths pub - and Monteiths, you should be ashamed of yourselves for presenting this place on an island that has such a fantastic reputation for character restaurants and wonderful food and drink.

1 Thank suzanne s
Coromandel, New Zealand
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85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of options,inside or outside covered or not. Excellent service and BIG bonus for the free water jug and glasses..Any place that provides Ice water upon seating is to be appreciated.. We ordered kids serving of Nacho's and Corn fritters which was an adequate size for lunch for us,menu would suit most though.. Again service was quick & efficient..

1 Thank Phil P
Arezzo, Italy
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511 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Located in the center in Onorea , on the 1st floor with great view over the sea . You place your order at the counter and choose a table anywhere : I was on the terrace with the view. The burger are gigantic and really delicious. They have a full licence so you can have an alcoholic drink as well... More 

Thank paolok66
Auckland, New Zealand
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

As you enter Oneroa, from the direction of the ferry, is Solar Eating Cafe on the left. You walk up a shelled pathway to the steps which take you into a casual setting with views of the sandy bay. We chose to sit outside at the picnic tables under the umbrellas as it was a beautifully clear and sunny day.... More 

Thank Chris L
Vancouver, Canada
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131 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here and ate the Felafel Burgers, which were deliciously spicey and accompanied by french fries. Our table was outside overlooking Oneroa Beach, so it was a pleasant way to lunch. The staff were pleasant and our meal did not take long to arrive.

Thank Russ Q
Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

We had an enjoyable lunch in the courtyard. Solar has had some modernisation over the last year, but the character still remains and the views are still great.

Thank richorm
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We just wanted coffee and muffin. But we were blown away by the generous, fluffy and really tasty muffins - one sweet and full of fruit, the other savoury and superbly flavoured. Coffee was excellent and the views splendid as long as you weren't facing that rather eye watering wall paper. Service just fine and a range of seating from... More 

Thank LandC46

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand (Formerly Solar Cafe & Restaurant)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Waiheke Island  >  Oneroa
  • Phone Number: +64 9-372 2133
Cool, Stylish Cafe and Restaurant at the top of Oneroa with fantastic breakfasts and amazing sea views. Oneroa's only garden bar overlooking the Hauraki Gulf. Huge outdoor areas, family friendly fun room and real outside castle.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?