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21 Shaw Road | Waihi Beach, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand (Formerly Flatwhite Cafe/On the Beach Weddings)
+64 7-863 1346
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have had lunch here last year and we really looked foward to coming back.. and may come back again.. but with lower expectations. The place is busy... book ahead, which we did. The waitress was great knew her stuff. But for the first time in my life I had to send my food back. My steak was well done and... More 

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Thank David B
Cambridge, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Awful staff, rude, can't communicate with each other, refused to let us sit outside with a tea and coffee, I was insulted by one of the staff who talked behind my back as I was leaving having become frustrated as the staff would not let us sit outside!! It was warm, sunny, a quiet Friday afternoon and the staff were... More 

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Thank Gingernut22
Auckland, New Zealand
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117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Since my last visit to Waihi Beach, Flatwhite has added an extension onto their building. This adds extra views while eating, extra space, and allows for private functions to happen at the venue. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and drink and would recommend this cafe/restaurant to anyone visiting Waihi Beach.

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Thank Samuel M
Invercargill, New Zealand
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133 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat on the deck for coffee and were transfixed by the sea view. What a location!. The coffee and brunch were pretty good too. Hard not to feel full of the joy of life on a morning like that.

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Thank Linda M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe was very busy, but after about a 5 minute wait we were offered a lovely table on the deck. Awesome views of the beach. Our lunch meals were all great and surprisingly prompt since the cafe was so busy. Friendly and helpful staff too

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Thank KiwiWithWingsRings
Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was very slow, we had to wait about 40 minutes to get our food. Even taking the order needed almost 15 minutes. The deep fried items of the seafood platter were extremely oily, we had to remove the buttering. The eye rid itself was perfect, but came with almost no sides. Thanks to the oil, now there is... More 

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Thank emzeperx
Killarney, Ireland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped into this cafe for a cider and a local beer with a slice of carrot cake on Easter Sunday after a stroll along the beach. We were waiting about 10 minutes for our drinks to be served despite there being numerous staff hanging around. We also noticed other customers getting served before us who came in after us. At... More 

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Thank toffeeblue1978_9
Waiuku, New Zealand
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easter Sunday Waihi Beach was fairly quite as far as places to eat were open or fully booked. We turned up at The Flat White and the owner said have a seat and we should have a table in about 10 or 15 mins. I decided for a burger, it was huge and full of flavor, couldn't manage it all... More 

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Thank Rizzla33
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great position on the beach.Food was okay . Salmon roulade was very tasty but the fries were a bit like cardboard.Were unimpressed by the miniscule amount of wine my mother was served ,3 mouthfuls and the glass would of been empty.At $10 a glass decided to mention it to the waitress especially noticing that the woman sitting at the table... More 

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Thank Savanahmum
New Plymouth
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot, managed to get a window seat and have lunch looking out over a windy Waihi Beach. Great coffee, great food, great service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$25
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Shaw Road | Waihi Beach, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand (Formerly Flatwhite Cafe/On the Beach Weddings)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Waihi Beach
  • Phone Number: +64 7-863 1346
Description
Flatwhite beachfront cafe is located at Waihi Beach, Western Bay of PLenty, New Zealand. We are open 7 days and 7 nights (that’s pretty much all the time) and love serving great food in our fabulous beach location. Our friendly staff and casual atmosphere will make you feel so welcome, you may not want to leave (which is fine by us). If you just want to join us for a coffee and a piece of something delicious from our cake cabinet, hold your next work function or celebration party with us or dinner for two...anything goes. We are fully licensed and have a range of tasty items on our menu for all members of the family.We look forward to seeing you soon and if you are not sure how to find us (some say it’s a bit tricky) then please check out our map on our website.

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