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Colenso Country Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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Tairua Whitianga Rd, Tairua, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3725
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was lovely; wide choice for a small place. All home made & it showed. We had pepper and ricotta tart + fish pie + side salad; reasonably priced. Location was lovely & we were lucky to be able to sit comfortably outside in the sunshine. Beautiful gardens and an added bonus of a gift shop :) Would recommend... More 

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Thank Richard M
Auckland, New Zealand
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100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good service, yummy food and lovely place. Too close to the road, but the back garden is nice if you go with children. Highly recommended!

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Thank Nimonemo
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous friendly country oasis. I popped in for a coffee and was tempted by the veggie frittata, fabulous decision! Very helpful staff explaining all the ingredients for my fodmap free daughter. I enjoyed a lovely peruse of their gift shop too and wandered through the gardens which were bursting forth with colour. A great selection of cakes available... More 

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Thank RoSteve
Tel Aviv, Israel
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233 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Passed it and decided to turn back and walk in, and boy what a smart decision it was! A lovely house in the country, with outdoor seating in the beautiful garden, serving home made delicious food. Sure not that cheap but worth every penny! A must stop for coffee and pie!

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Thank Maayan H
Tauranga
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Def worth stopping at this gem. Had the bacon and egg pie and baked haloumi. Thought the table next to me were eying up my lime curd pav a little too closely. Awesome food and setting.

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Thank mackem70
Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Been coming here for years for the lovely setting, great food and fabulous coffee. Never disappoints (often end up buying something in the shop too!).

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Thank Jules452014
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

On a rainy indifferent spring day - having checked to see that the road was open due tot he heavy rain - a cousin and I made the trip from whangamata to the cafe. What a wonderful quirky place to have lunch. Delicious interesting food, a principled approach to preparing fresh seasonal vegetables for dishes and a gorgeous little shop... More 

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Thank Colleen B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This is a old style cafe with very beautiful garden, food is great , service is excellent , most importantly we can bring our lovely Bobo with us, we also invited Bobo 's mother and her family, we all enjoyed our lunch over there, we'll definitely back to there when we have holiday in Coromandel. Jonathan

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Thank Jonathan H
New Zealand
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318 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We love to call in here on our way to and from Hahei. The tables in the orchard garden are a lovely place to have a coffee or food before hitting the road in the summer. If there's a breeze blowing or in other seasons they even have blankets on hand if you want one.!

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Thank Brett M
Tauranga, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Great food with happy welcoming staff. Very wet day so got rather wet negotiating puddles etc from car parking area. Building and surrounds in need of small spruce up but charming.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tairua Whitianga Rd, Tairua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Tairua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-866 3725

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