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The Porch Kitchen & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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23 Wilson Road, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
+64 7-863 1330
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a simple meal of salmon quish and chips. The chips were lovely and crunchy and the best I have had in a long while. Lovely coffee and English breakfast tea.

Thank BarrieJudy
Gold Coast
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72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were sight seeing around the area and wanted lunch. The Café was busy, but we did order and waited along time nearly 40 minutes for lunch. I asked for a side salad and was charged the full salad price. The owner did return while we were there and looked at our order and did a refund. It was disappointing... More 

Thank Sandra W
Waihi Beach, New Zealand
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fresh food with helpful staff & a vibrant ambience. We saw on the Facebook page there was a bit of live music happening so wandered down to this great spot! Highly recommend.

Thank LouLemon
Tauranga, New Zealand
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in here after our walk at Orokawa Bay. Very busy place with nice food, staff very friendly and efficient

Thank Gloria W
Nelson, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to eat. Near the centre of the township, with indoor and outdoor seating. Meals are well priced, and we had no complaints whatsoever. We went a little different in that we ordered 3 entrees instead of two mains, which meant we could sample more of what was on offer. The pork belly on flatbread was delicious,... More 

Thank CraigandKathyKempton
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided on a whim to pop down to the hot pools nearby Waihi Beach and felt peckish after. Driving through the little town we stumbled upon this spot. We were met by a friendly waitress who went out of her way to see to all our needs. The food was great and the kids meals are not your average... More 

Thank Inge S
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A refreshing change of menu, have been for coffee, brunch and evening meals. Never disappointed, keep up the great service and quality food.

Thank Keith S
Waihi, New Zealand
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260 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Last weekend was the first time we had lunched at this café for several years. The café is located in the middle of the shopping centre at Waihi Beach – look for the blue open air porch adjacent to the footpath. The café is licensed (there’s a bar off to one side) and the food and coffee are still great.... More 

Thank wendhmagz
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Friendly service. Awesome food. Best Cafe in waihi beach, and we tried them all over the weekend. Definitely going back.

1 Thank Vanessa D
Waihi Beach, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

enjoyable lunch; creative food; good to sit outside and watch the people. reasonable prices; friendly staff; good position in middle of waihi beach shops.

1 Thank lcrussell49

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$29
New Zealand, Cafe, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
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
Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?