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Chalk n Cheese - CLOSED

393 Te Mata Road, Havelock North 4294, New Zealand
+64 6-878 2786
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“sand pit” (3 reviews)
“bike ride” (2 reviews)
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393 Te Mata Road, Havelock North 4294, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Very disappointed with this as a lunch venue. I was taking my husband for a birthday lunch and it did not live up to my expectations. I haad booked a table and arrived to find no table was prepared and ready for the five guests....More

Thank sandpmp
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped in here after the gannet colony tour. We were extremely hungry and were impressed with the food. The food was fresh, good servings and very tasty. I had THF vegetarian frittata and my husband had the bs in and egg pie. Nice and...More

Thank suedev1
20arbie, Administrator at Chalk n Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thanks - so pleased you enjoyed your lunch.

Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Called Origin something now. Completely different menu, we were looking for your classic big breakfast and nothing appealed. Went to Maina instead.

Thank Katie M
20arbie, Administrator at Chalk n Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Hi Katie Thanks for your feedback. We have had a change recently to the Café and are now concentrating more on our core business - cheese and dairy products - which is reflected in our new offerings. Regards

Reviewed 9 January 2018

The young man at the info centre gave us good advice to stop here...we had a 3 cheese selection platter along with coffee...nicely presented and good value for $$..the venue caters to families and as a result the play area and surrounding grounds were very...More

20arbie, Administrator at Chalk n Cheese, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Hi there Thanks for your feedback and we are delighted that you enjoyed your cheese board and coffee. We have noted your other comments, but as you will be aware this is holiday time and our flow customers can be unpredictable. Regards

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Very nice selection of cheeses and pates accompanied by local wine and beer. Hot and soft drinks available. Outside shaded seating available plus small sand pit and play area. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

I visited Chalk n Cheese on a Sunday afternoon with a friend. There wasn’t much by way of food choices and I’m not sure whether the menu changes during the week. I opted for food from the cabinet. Unfortunately I found their food underwhelming and...More

Thank TPLina
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

I got sit enjoy a beautiful lunch here outside under the shade of the trees on a beautiful Hawke’s bay day. Lunch was fantastic! Highly recommend the okonomiyaki - I’d never heard of it so decided to try it and was not disappointed. Menu is...More

Thank MistyW79
Reviewed 19 November 2017 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 9 November 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 393 Te Mata Road, Havelock North 4294, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Havelock North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-878 2786
  • E-mail
Our Café and the Origin Earth Cheese Counter offers locals and visitors a true Hawke’s Bay experience. Focusing on local food the Café menu reflects Hawke’s Bay’s seasonal bounty while the Origin Earth Cheese Counter gives you the opportunity try and buy the award-winning Origin Earth products. After tasting the cheeses at the Origin Earth Cheese Counter, order a platter, cheese board or one of the offerings from the cafe cabinet, add a glass of local wine or beer or a cup of Hawke’s Bay roasted coffee and sit back and relax.
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