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21 Shaw Road | Waihi Beach, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
+64 7-863 1346
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (23 reviews)
“calamari” (9 reviews)
“lamb shank” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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21 Shaw Road | Waihi Beach, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 427 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Terrible experience due to very rude inflexible owner.The restaurant has a wonderful ocean front setting with a gorgeous view. The food is average.The table server was very nice. We have never experienced such an unpleasant encounter anywhere in the world. We would have left without...More

Thank francophile978
Reviewed 4 days ago

Comprehensive menu and quality service and amenities. The staff are obliging and the sea views to die for.

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here two days in a row. Beautiful spot right on the beach. Great menu and good service. Food and coffee were all excellent. Would definitely go back.

Thank Tess041
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner at the Flat White in Waihi Beach. Ordered the duck and it was beautifully cooked and presented. Followed the duck with the dessert once again beautifully cooked and presented. We enjoyed our meal and would recommend the Flat White for breakfast and dinner....More

Thank Gael G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice hideaway on the beach, it's just a pity the weather wasn't so nice! Had the eggs on toast which were lovely along with a traditional flat white. Definitely worth the trip.

Thank Sam25Nottingham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I live only 20 minutes away and came across this place as we were searching for a place open on Labour Day. Although it was raining, we still enjoyed the pleasant beach view outside. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. Highly recommend!

Thank Simona R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice spot good staff buuuut the worst coffee in the world. They seem to think a flat white is a coffee without any froth and no brown sugar available. Who has wite sugar with a coffee. The most expensive cafe I have ever been in...More

Thank algail2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were travelling in a motorhome and were able to easily park along the street. The cafe is in an amazing location quietly tucked away within this quaint town. The service was not so customer focused; I felt I had to keep...More

Thank Tomson88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing night, with fabulous meals. The location is pretty special especially if you have one of the three tables right at the front beachside. Friendly staff, did well to cope with the 12 kids. We went back for coffee the following morning,...More

Thank travel7792
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Located directly at the beautiful Waihi Beach, the Flatwhite restaurant and cafe’ offers good food and friendly service.

Thank Felix T
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Questions & Answers
16 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Beach3611 | Property representative |
Hi there, we are not a BYO venue sorry. We offer a full range of beers, wines and spirits for you to choose from.
Katie B
1 June 2016|
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Response from Beach3611 | Property representative |
Hi Katie, Yes... there are tables on the front deck where your dog is most welcome. Cheers Flatwhite Crew
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Shaw Road | Waihi Beach, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand (Formerly Flatwhite Cafe/On the Beach Weddings)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Waihi Beach
  • Phone Number: +64 7-863 1346
  • E-mail
Flatwhite beachfront cafe is located at Waihi Beach, Western Bay of PLenty, New Zealand. We are open 7 days and 7 nights (that’s pretty much all the time) and love serving great food in our fabulous beach location. Our friendly staff and casual atmosphere will make you feel so welcome, you may not want to leave (which is fine by us). If you just want to join us for a coffee and a piece of something delicious from our cake cabinet, hold your next work function or celebration party with us or dinner for two...anything goes. We are fully licensed and have a range of tasty items on our menu for all members of the family.We look forward to seeing you soon and if you are not sure how to find us (some say it’s a bit tricky) then please check out our map on our website.
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