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Hungry Elephant

615 Matakana Road, Warkworth, Auckland 0985, New Zealand
+64 9-422 9176
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“quiche” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (4 reviews)
“organic store” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Fusion, Healthy, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
615 Matakana Road, Warkworth, Auckland 0985, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

The most wonderful and delicious vegetarian food made with love and care by the owners. We travel 120km return just for lunch in a pretty setting by the waterfall.

Thank Rookie1966
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Superb healthy delicious option. I had the scrambled tofu, and it was devine, really beautiful, i wanted to order another one :) They make their own almond milk, they are doing everything beautifully here - keep doing what you are doing guys, i wish you...More

Thank robynj437
Reviewed 17 July 2018

My favourite haunt and I visit regularly on my own or meeting friends. Great organic coffee and vegetarian & vegan meals and snacks. Friendly staff and service with a smile. A lovely setting with plenty of parking and the organic/eco shop is extremely tempting.

Thank Constancet115
Reviewed 17 July 2018

It was just by chance that we stopped in at The Hungry Elephant and we were blown away with what they had to offer. Focusing on health and the well-being of our planet with amazing food and coffee offerings as well as a beautiful shop....More

Thank Megan A
Reviewed 1 July 2018

This is my type of place - lots of organic whole foods and a great selection of healthy meal options. Plus the shop is very well stocked so you can do all your whole food shopping at the same time as grabbing something tasty to...More

Thank CMnz312
Reviewed 10 May 2018

This is an unusual cafe, with good parking space, plenty of seating with an interesting menu (blackboard) and cabinet. We chose a Quiche, which was as good as one could get anywhere. In the same building is an interesting Eco store.

Thank 637grahamu
Reviewed 24 February 2018

This is a nice place situated by the river and run by nice people. However we were disappointed with our platter. We were there after 2.00pm for a late lunch but they had run out of hummus and hard cheeses to have with the crackers...More

Thank ShirleeP
Reviewed 30 December 2017

My friend took me here as a treat as it looks out over a waterfall & creek & the food was reputed to be great. Sadly we were both disappointed. We ordered to share an eggplant, mushroom pizza with halloumi & mozzarella. We were a...More

Thank mdjeff2017
Reviewed 23 October 2017

On 21 October, 2017 - me and my wife visited this restaurant for breakfast. we had museli and poached eggs on toast. Both items were served quickly. The seating is towards the back of the restaurant, a quiet place You can see a water fall...More

Thank Samuel M
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Last Sunday I have invited my vegan friends over to Hungry Elephant for lunch. We have spent about one hour looking at everything in the store first. Biggest variety of things, good prices. Very good choice of food on the menu in cafe. Very friendly...More

Thank XeniaNZ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 615 Matakana Road, Warkworth, Auckland 0985, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Warkworth
  • Phone Number: +64 9-422 9176
Hungry Elephant Real-food Cafe, Organic store and Eco-gift Shop. Cabinet food and Salads, Pizza Vegetarian Vegan, big range of G.F and Dairy-free options. G.F, Dairy-free and Raw treats/sweets. Fresh produce, Organic Grocery, Gifts, Eco-Store ... Organic Wine bar and beers, Solphite-free options. (opens September 2017) Beautiful seating areas with waterfall view!
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