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Zest &The Waffle Room

73 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
+64 9-407 7164
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
73 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff do their job efficiently but lack customer service skills; they don't greet you when you come in, they don't smile, they don't notice when you're leaving. Food and drinks are okay, however, portions are small. To use the bathroom, one need to get out...More

Thank Jazz_877
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast with a colleague before heading to work. Busy little place and managed to get a car park right outside on the road. Lots of options to choose from and very popular for takeaway coffee by locals. When My eggs Bene order came out it...More

1  Thank tonihunga
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Beautiful, ENORMOUS Kiwi breakfast at the Zest with a creamy mushroom gravy that I would gladly drink with a straw. Hearty bacon and sausages, a beautiful spicy sauce on the side, flaky bread and perfectly poached eggs. Two cups of coffee and a scone for...More

Thank jamesebullard
Reviewed September 30, 2018

I had just arrived from Auckland and I asked a local retailer for a breakfast recommendation. Go to Zest for great waffles, he replied. He wasn't wrong. I had the gluten free maple syrup/banana waffle and it was heavenly.

Thank Martin B
Reviewed September 20, 2018

This is a very popular little cafe with the locals in the middle of town and it can be hard to get a seat. If you do they run an excellent range of homemade meals and the soups are first class. I almost always go...More

Thank NeilMarshall2267
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Grumpy staff. No greeting, smile, or thank you. When I went over to remind the staff member about our cream and jam for the scone, she said it wasn’t on our docket and cost an extra seventy cents. I said fine, thanks, and went and...More

Thank HattieLola
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

I just visited here an hour ago for a small lunch. The place was not busy but we were still made to wait 20 mins for our two drinks and small portion of hot chips. I had also ordered one of the savoury options of...More

Thank EmmaBxox
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

This place is totally disorganized. Waited over 30 minutes for a coffee. They allowed others to jump the queue. Won't be back, they didn't care.

Thank getdihere
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We had breakfast here - really nice poached eggs and bacon on toast. However coffee was even better - just superb.

Thank JohnWilliams201
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Our family of three stopped in for Waffles at lunch time. Great selection. Really yummy and would be happy to go again another time.

Thank Millymolly2011
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
  • Phone Number: +64 9-407 7164
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