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gumdiggers cafe - CLOSED

3 Ahipara Road | Ahipara, Kaitaia 0481, New Zealand
+64 9-409 4093
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
5 Sep 2017
“Not good!”
1 Feb 2016
“Now has another name”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, British, Contemporary
3 Ahipara Road | Ahipara, Kaitaia 0481, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Went for breakfast, very long wait. 2 of our group had hard poached eggs, Untoasted bread for the eggs bennie, over cooked sausages , egg shells in the scrambled eggs.... warm tea.... We have been here a couple times before and it was lovely so...More

Thank Irene P
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Good menu, good value and friendly staff. We stopped here for breakfast and was surprised at how cheap it was compared to other places we have been. I had eggs and bacon and it was good

1  Thank thatoldbloke
Reviewed 17 January 2016

The Kauri museum is such an inspiring place that we needed to visit the cafe to digest what we just saw. A recommendable place, being inside or outside, just enjoy your time there. We had cake and something made from corn and coffee, all was...More

Thank DagmarMueller
Reviewed 6 January 2016

See the burried trunks of the old kauri trees. Wander around the old gum diggers site - good for a historical background to the deforestation of New Zealand. Interesting to see the regrowth forest, and how it's recovering from 200 years of deforestation. Staff very...More

Thank Sharonkitch
Reviewed 31 December 2015

The meal was fine - the snapper and salmon were excellent. The Hours of Business are not as displayed at the cafe and most mornings it opens a lot later than 7 am - so forget about it for breakfast or morning coffee. When asked...More

Thank Patrick E
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Very informative and interesting . On our road of discovery about New Zealand this uncovered and exposed the early economics of the area.

Thank Kuschke_family
Reviewed 21 September 2015

I had a huge burger for lunch...the Tane Mahuta burger which had a huge, but well cooked, beef pattie, bacon, egg, lettuce, carrot, tomato, beetroot...aaah, I want another one. It was so big I couldn't get my mouth around it. Undeterred, I vowed to eat...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Great little place for breakfast. I had the blueberry pancakes, which came with a fried banana on top and PLENTY of blueberries in the pancakes. I got a side of bacon with it which was some of the tastiest bacon I've had in months. Their...More

Thank kiwi_Stories
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Hi. Normally we love this place. Not this time. Ordered a sav muffin with my 5 year old right there n it was riddled with cayenne pepper.. Had to order sth else, and this time it was opposite, a totally tasteless fritter. When we pointed...More

Thank whydontyoucare
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

BIG breakfasts and cheap!! Don't think the portions will be small due to the low cost, quite the opposite! Wish I could be a regular to this cafe but it's too far from home (5+ hours)

Thank Mel_Gibb
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$2 - US$17
Cafe, British, Contemporary
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Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Ahipara Road | Ahipara, Kaitaia 0481, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Kaitaia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-409 4093
  • E-mail
North Drift Cafe (formerly named Gum Diggers Cafe) in Ahipara is well known for its great coffee, excellent food and its friendly staff. We source our food locally and use seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables with our home grown herbs and spices, open all year round with both take-away or dine in options. Ahipara is the gateway to 90 Mile Beach and Cape Reinga, untouched beaches, uncrowded waves, adventure everywhere you turn so come and visit us in our little paradise.
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