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The Front Room

42 Tutere Street | Waikanae Beach, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
+64 4-905 4142
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“turkish eggs” (2 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 Tutere Street | Waikanae Beach, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going evey weekend Saturday and Sunday for 12 weeks never missed a beat. Fabulous crew. Incredibly consistent food. Great espresso.

Thank JayBStoke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been to the Front Room a few times a year or more ago and found the dining a bit average but things have changed for the better. 3 of us had diner there earlier this week and we were impressed. Excellent food and...More

Thank johnW2627OM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met friends for lunch here and enjoyed the coffee and food. Service was a little slow as they were busy (warm, weekend day), but otherwise good! Plenty of parking nearby.

Thank TriBrowns
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Different combinations of flavours e.g. harrissa, lamb and tziki together on a bap bun. Ham salad had a generous portion of ham. Coffee was good and it was a popular place to go to with people coming and going all day. The menu changes from...More

Thank white0nes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch on a holiday weekend Sunday. So they were busy is that really a excuse for poor service? Our orders were taken promptly enough. Coffee was great. Meals were delivered with a promise to bring cutlery. After waiting five minutes for our server...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was a bit disappointed. A bit of a shame about the service. The staff were friendly and helpful but we seemed to get forgotten about... twice. I'd give it another shot though, the food was good and it has a cheerful atmosphere.

Thank lachlaninnewzealand
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The food is very good and caters for families as well as couples. The garden is well sheltered and pleasant to eat in. Also has a bar. Doggy friendly. Great staff

Thank 963Lesley
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have a soft spot for the front room cafe as we remember when it first opened and how it has grown since then, by the same owner/operator. It is a class above the restaurant next door. The decor inside is very...More

Thank Maselliott
Reviewed 12 September 2017

My girlfriend and I went on Saturday for brunch. It was very busy at the time. We got incredible service. I had the buttermilk pancakes. The most delicious pancakes I have ever had. My mochaccino was very enjoyable with a couple of marshmallows. We will...More

Thank Chrismish
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This was recommended to us and we were so pleased we went. Lovely personal service and a very enjoyable meal . The dinner menu is not extensive , however had a nice range of choices with options that suited all. Every course was spot on...More

Thank CLM149
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2 December 2016|
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Response from Shortcat | Reviewed this property |
Their website says they are open from 9am, and only closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays in winter. You can call them on 04 905 4142 to verify. Hope that helped? 😁
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Tutere Street | Waikanae Beach, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Kapiti Coast  >  Waikanae
  • Phone Number: +64 4-905 4142
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