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The Espy Cafe

10 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 0778
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is busy but has a calm feel to it. The milkshakes look amazing but not ideal for breakfast so i skipped them. The pancakes were wonderful and light with a hint of lemon. Others in my group had bacon and eggs, pretty standard,...More

Thank danamm2015
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had our last lunch of the weekend here before travelling home. The food was awesome. A very busy place. The service was great. Left on a high. Thank you

Thank 11Annette11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were down for another weekend and enjoyed the company at Espy again. The staff are very friendly but I guess they have got to know us now. The coffee is great and so is the vanilla slice. Nice out look, over looking the wharf...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to get a table as they were very busy for Fathers Day. But great service as usual and beautiful food and coffee. We are locals and this is our favourite cafe. Especially on a nice day when you can sit outside on...More

Thank tekohiwi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quickie breakfast is great value and coffee is always good. Have been here a few times and we are starting to wonder if it is only the locals that the wait staff know personally, who are greeted and served in a friendly manner. Customer service...More

Thank 360Suzieq360
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a delicious breakfast here, my husband had the mince on toast and I had poached eggs on GF toast with bacon....very yummy! It was very resonably priced...they were very busy on the Sunday morning as we were going to go back there but...More

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attracted by good TA ratings we stopped for a quick mid-morning coffee. Pleasing atmosphere and views. Most tables seemed to be taken by happy locals. Good standard of coffee. Decent toilets. Just what we wanted.

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ate lunch there a few days ago. Interesting food for the 5 of us, and the coffee was great. Two of the group had breakfast there earlier in the day and were delighted then also. We sat out on the deck in warm sun. Great....More

Thank David H
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Friendly staff and not bad cafe food for lunch. Located close top Whitanga ferry area makes it convenient too

Thank aussietoday
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff at every visit. Obliging and helpful. Clean premises. Good variety of food including a range of gluten-free.

Thank Clwclm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-866 0778
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The Espy Cafe is a place with some lovely spaces inside the Cafe ,two areas of cafe seating, a lounge area , a kids wall and a fabulous deck with the best views in Whitianga. We serve good food with frendly service and have outstanding espresso...Look for the funky green building
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