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The Porch Kitchen & Bar

) #2 of 17 Restaurants in Waihi Beach $$ - $$$ , Cafe, International
23 Wilson Road, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
+64 7-863 1330
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“baked beans” (3 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
New Zealand, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
23 Wilson Road, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The 7 of us arrived at different times and decided The Porch looked like a great place to have lunch. Friendly service and the food from the cabinet was delicious. We all ate something different, and we all enjoyed it. I had a chicken mushroom...More

Thank Sheryle G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely spot for our girls' get together. The food was good, the wine great and the service friendly. Beautiful cheesecake.

1  Thank Megan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for breakfast this morning to check out the offering. We are locals but hadn't been to the Porch for ages probably because of hearsay checkered opinions of others. The coffee was hot because we asked for super hot coffees but I give...More

1  Thank Graeme N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Usually the coffee and service is good .... today not so good. The coffee was not hot, the takeaway cup size small and two coffees cost $13 !! and the service was slow. There looked to be a few staffing issues. Will not visit again...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Wow this was really really good. Hot smoked proper salmon with poached eggs,on a bagel and some mushrooms ordered as a side. Will definitely be coming back to have this again.Like i said it was really really good ! :)

Thank cowfarmer350
Reviewed 31 March 2017

If my last meal was to be breakfast, I would be heading to The Porch cafe in Waihi Beach. My occasional favourite hot breakfast is toast, mushrooms, bacon and tomato. As mushrooms were not on the menu I settled for the hash browns expecting the...More

1  Thank Clifford K
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We each chose a different dish, three meals were very good with one below average. The fresh fish was fresh but it was overcooked, the accompaniments were also strange -" baked beans " and flavours so strong they killed the fish. However the three other...More

1  Thank Grandvisitor
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Very friendly and helpful staff, big menu selection, but only had time for take away coffees. Noticed a licenced bar as well.

1  Thank selbydesign
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Ordered for lunch the fish meal for $24.00. Really disappointed in the 2 x tiny 'fish finger' sized pieces of snapper that were placed at the top of the meal. I were expecting a nice fillet of snapper for the price of the meal!! Also...More

Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We were the only ones to brave the shocking weather conditions this morning. Our coffees were delivered to our table nice & hot with our meals followed a few minutes later. The blueberry waffles were nicely presented, personally I would have preferred more maple syrup....More

Thank gksmith
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Warren F
Can you give me the artists name who painted the fern and kelp pictures inside please. Paul H something. We visited twice while in Waihi. Great coffee. 😊😊
23 February 2017|
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Response from BarrieJudy | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea
Katie B
Do you have any outdoor seating where we could bring our dog?
1 June 2016|
Response from patscottgibson |
We love having dogs visit us and are very happy for them to bring there owners too .🐶
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Wilson Road, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Waihi Beach
  • Phone Number: +64 7-863 1330
  • E-mail
The Porch Waihi Beach is located in the bustling village centre of Wilson Rd. Enjoy a coffee or a beer and watch the world go by on hot summer afternoons, or enjoy homemade soup by our cozy wood fire on wintery days. We offer a delicious range of freshly made cabinet food including gluten free goodies in addition to our breakfast, lunch, dinner, bar and children's menus. Contact us for function and event bookings.
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