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The Boatshed Karapiro

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Cafe, New Zealand
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21 Amber Lane, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
+64 800 743 321
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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Te Awamutu
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Six of us for lunch. Great food and friendly lovely service. Only criticism I have is that there was no Sauvignon Blanc available by the glass. It would be my guess that Sav Blanc is probably the most popular white. Otherwise all good.

Thank TeAwamutuJones_s
Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is our regular stop when travelling South or over to the MT amazing setting over looking lake Karapiro its peaceful have loads of parking amazing staff, food, coffee just right and the cake presented with a bit of yogurt - Loved it.

Thank rk48
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I had been here a couple of years before and it was a very sunny day, the cafe was packed, and the service was appalling. I said I'd never be back. But on a rainy Sunday, decided to turn off the main road and give it another go. It has been expanded and redecorated since I was last here and... More 

3 Thank 393lynnp
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Late lunch for four🌹outstanding staff👍👏especially Josh whom welcomed us on arrival, with great happiness & enthusiasm💙food & ambiance 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟FIVE STAR⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Thank you💖

3 Thank IreneeNZ
Brigg, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location, with stunning views across Lake Karpiro, good local recipe with interesting options. Ideal spot for a morning coffee or a leisurely lunch. Well presented with the usual friendly kiwi service. It is difficult to find and should be promoted more strongly in the area and with much better signage. Be careful to check opening times as they vary!

Thank Chris-Brigg
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Sitting outside under the grapevines overlooking Lake Karapiro. We had an excellent lunch here today. Would highly recommend turning off the main highway to visits this lovely cafe.

Thank Gayle H
Taradale, Napier, New Zealand
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89 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Had lunch here on Waitangi Weekend - great food - would recommend to anyone. Tranquil setting and thoroughly enjoyed our lunch.Thanks.

Thank Stoddardhowell
Rotorua District, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2016

My coffee was exactly as ordered and the individual carrot a delight. What a great place for lunch in the future.

Thank Marigold3245
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

We had been kayaking and thought it a great place to have lunch and coffee. Service was very good, food wonderful. Staff a little bit enthusiastic over clearing the table! Fabulous views!!

Thank barbsg2014
Cambridge, New Zealand
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315 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

We had our son's birthday party here. The food was lovely and substantial. We sat outside under the vines which was great in summer. The staff were helpful. We also used the kayaks that day. This cafe use to accommodate the smaller groups but since changed and focusing on larger groups more with opening up their premises with great big... More 

Thank karina f

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$16
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Amber Lane, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +64 800 743 321
Relax and Enjoy Delicious Food Coffee & Drink at the Boatshed Cafe & Venue overlooking Lake Karapiro... CAFE HOURS Saturday & Sunday 10 til 3 7 days/nights by appointment

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