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Chalk n Cheese

393 Te Mata Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
+64 6-878 2786
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“chicken salad” (3 reviews)
“scones” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
393 Te Mata Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fabulous treats & yum coffee. I took a friend as she'd never been before. She was delighted with her slice. Highly recommend a visit for any occasion.

Thank Vickyn72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What could be better than to find a cheese maker based in the middle of so many vineyards? Great location, lots of cheeses but it just fails to deliver the money shot. Really slow service, staff with attitude and expensive food and drink combine to...More

Thank The_Crofter
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a very pleasant al fresco brunch at Chalk ‘n Cheese. The menu is a little limited (essentially breakfast-styled fare), but we both enjoyed our plates of food. There is an interesting selection of drinks, including some very nice local craft beers. The service...More

Thank SchalkNZ
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We came here with a group of us for lunch on a Saturday. We had booked which was a good move as it is a popular place. The staff were very friendly and accompanying. The food was excellent. I shared the large platter with 2others....More

Thank Weetbix7
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Really great that we can stop on our bike ride with our dogs and they are welcome in the court yard. Good range of cabinet food and on the menu. Service was speedy when we visited as there were only four other tables but both...More

Thank OliveLady2014
Reviewed 23 July 2017

A lovely outdoor setting in summer, unmatched by other cafes. However I find the indoor eating area a bit too cold in winter to fully relax. The Menu has definitely decreased in quality since the cafe first opened. Because I do not like anything on...More

Thank LolaThomas
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We dropped in for cappuccinos cake/slice over the weekend. We stood at the counter for a few minutes until someone asked if we had been served yet - no we hadn't. The courtyard area outside is pleasant and a nice way to wile away the...More

1  Thank goldie1232015
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I have visited twice. Once while biking from Napier to Havelock into a head wind so by the time we stopped at Chalk n Cheese we were pretty exhausted. The staff member showing us the cheese made the trip so worth it. She was extremely...More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Ok let me start by saying that yes I was told on arrival that it would be approximately 45 minutes to be served but when that drags out to over an hour and ten minutes thats a bit much! After all its a cafe and...More

Thank 555travelight
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We decided to try this place on the spur of the moment having found the local winery restaurants busy and we were so glad that we did. We had the $55 platter, which promised great things, and fulfilled. It fed the three of us for...More

Thank liliannz
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 393 Te Mata Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Havelock North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-878 2786
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