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The Porch Kitchen & Bar

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23 Wilson Road, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
+64 7-863 1330
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch on our way thru Waihi to the beach. One of the bigger cafes in the town. I had a chicken noodle salad from the cabinet which was very refreshing and tasty. We have been before, good outdoor seating.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gluten free, dairy free, vegan but not fun free Cool cafe, cool set up, friendly staff, big range of food, delicious coffee - could take or leave the food taste wise but it was filling. I always appreciate a home made hash brown (love) If I could give this place a 3.5 I would, much deserved. Easy location and 15%... More 

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Thank efaz326
Waihi Beach, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The seafood stew was great! Tons of mussels and a few clams in a curry cream sauce and a couple slices of thick bread. Topped it off with a mocha shake, and ginger/pistachio slice. Yummy!

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Thank 969ben
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

4 of us went to dinner last night, great friendly service! New chefs apparently recently are now producing a superb dinner menu. FIsh, rissoto and steak...lovely tastes and textures...beautifully presented and yummy! BUT the brownie flavours awesome! And affogato fab...definitely worth a dinner out...book though! LInda McK

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Auckland, New Zealand
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had a simple meal of salmon quish and chips. The chips were lovely and crunchy and the best I have had in a long while. Lovely coffee and English breakfast tea.

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Thank BarrieJudy
Gold Coast
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72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were sight seeing around the area and wanted lunch. The Café was busy, but we did order and waited along time nearly 40 minutes for lunch. I asked for a side salad and was charged the full salad price. The owner did return while we were there and looked at our order and did a refund. It was disappointing... More 

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Thank Sandra W
Waihi Beach, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Fresh food with helpful staff & a vibrant ambience. We saw on the Facebook page there was a bit of live music happening so wandered down to this great spot! Highly recommend.

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Thank LouLemon
Tauranga, New Zealand
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Stopped in here after our walk at Orokawa Bay. Very busy place with nice food, staff very friendly and efficient

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Thank Gloria W
Nelson, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

What a great place to eat. Near the centre of the township, with indoor and outdoor seating. Meals are well priced, and we had no complaints whatsoever. We went a little different in that we ordered 3 entrees instead of two mains, which meant we could sample more of what was on offer. The pork belly on flatbread was delicious,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We decided on a whim to pop down to the hot pools nearby Waihi Beach and felt peckish after. Driving through the little town we stumbled upon this spot. We were met by a friendly waitress who went out of her way to see to all our needs. The food was great and the kids meals are not your average... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 29
Cuisine
New Zealand, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Wilson Road, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Waihi Beach
  • Phone Number: +64 7-863 1330
Description
The Porch Waihi Beach is located in the bustling village centre of Wilson Rd. Enjoy a coffee or a beer and watch the world go by on hot summer afternoons, or enjoy homemade soup by our cozy wood fire on wintery days. We offer a delicious range of freshly made cabinet food including gluten free goodies in addition to our breakfast, lunch, dinner, bar and children's menus. Contact us for function and event bookings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?