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La Nonna Italian Bakery

$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Cafe
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1923c State Highway 1, Kaiwaka, New Zealand
+64 9-431 2643
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The must stop cafe between Auckland and Whangarei. The coffee is great but the food is fantastic! The selection of patisseries especially are a treat worth turning off the Fitbit for. The sandwiches & focaccia are always fresh & delish but it's the cakes that make the place. Nice clean toilets as well as fast friendly staff.

Thank kated773
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always make a point of stopping here for a great pie and coffee when passing through this area. So why only a 4 star ? because I stopped one day and found the Bakery closes on a Monday ! I will not make that mistake again. My bad.

Thank ian b
Wellsford, New Zealand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous food. Tastes fresh and beautiful. Been there several times and alway cant wait to get back there.

Thank Cabin10crew
Taupo, New Zealand
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a coffee and bite driving from Paihia to Auckland. Place was clean and had a nice look, counter food looked decent although a small selection and only one cold item I could eat (everything else had tomato in it, which I can't but that tends to be the norm). Staff seemed confused when we tried to order... More 

Thank 779nataliem
Whangarei, New Zealand
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

great to stop for a quick snack and great coffee..I have had lunch and breakfast here on several occasions ...my favourite bread is ciabatta loaf mmmm yummy ...there pastries are delicious

Thank kathybeckham
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Found some fluffy grey mould like fuzz (refer to photo) while eating the sausage roll we had bought from the bakery. My mate took it straight up to the counter to show the staff and the four staff standing there just looked at her and just shrugged their shoulders and 1 even rolled her eyes. They just said "it's not... More 

Thank she_craves_adventure
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Unfortunately I can't say I rate this place really any more and we don't bother stopping. Their filled rolls are expensive and nothing special, the last time I had a chocolate croissant it was overcooked and not nice. I must say, they do do good coffee though.

1 Thank lizwhg
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The best coffee found anywhere north of Auckland, we make this a regular stop every time we go north, food is also excellent and staff friendly, only down side is they close every Monday and take a month off in February, but that's very Italian

Thank NZ_WP
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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114 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We always call in whenever travelling north and are never disappointed. The range of home-cooked pastries, savories and breads seem endless, as well as delicious! Yesterday our eyes were bigger than our bellies and we made the mistake, whilst on a convenience stop, of leaving the dogs in the car with 1 x raspberry and white chocolate muffin and 1... More 

Thank GladiatorDelWino
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We visit La Nonna every time we pass through Kaiwaka and are never disappointed. The food, coffee and service is always excellent. You must try one of their cream donuts they are to die for. But in saying that all the food is fresh and made daily and is hard to fault.

Thank Ross B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1923c State Highway 1, Kaiwaka, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Kaiwaka
  • Phone Number: +64 9-431 2643

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?