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The Porch Kitchen & Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Cafe, International
23 Wilson Road, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
+64 7-863 1330
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“baked beans” (3 reviews)
Closes in 15 min
8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
New Zealand, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
23 Wilson Road, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 152 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Saturday night with our two teenage children and four year old son. The service was quick, they asked when we wanted meals served (kids with the entree etc) and we were seated in a warm spot, as requested. The music was...More

Thank beth756
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Nice food. Good prices. Lovely to be inside on a very wet day at the beach. Had a lovely seafood pot (I thought the menu said mussels but clams were included and the wait staff called it seafood). I chose the coconut curry and crispy...More

Thank MrDarcyChihuahua
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We have had lunch and dinner here recently. Dinner was amazing, beautifully presented, very tasty and the service was great! Lunch menu was not so interesting and the service was somewhat slow and not nearly as attentive. The staff were chatting amongst themselves which was...More

Thank brandy126
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Great food, excellent service and reasonable pricing, recommend. Clean facilities, yummy food cabinet for take away treats.

1  Thank suejaneb
Reviewed 28 June 2017

The 7 of us arrived at different times and decided The Porch looked like a great place to have lunch. Friendly service and the food from the cabinet was delicious. We all ate something different, and we all enjoyed it. I had a chicken mushroom...More

Thank Sheryle G
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

A lovely spot for our girls' get together. The food was good, the wine great and the service friendly. Beautiful cheesecake.

1  Thank Megan B
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We went there for breakfast this morning to check out the offering. We are locals but hadn't been to the Porch for ages probably because of hearsay checkered opinions of others. The coffee was hot because we asked for super hot coffees but I give...More

2  Thank Graeme N
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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Usually the coffee and service is good .... today not so good. The coffee was not hot, the takeaway cup size small and two coffees cost $13 !! and the service was slow. There looked to be a few staffing issues. Will not visit again...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Wow this was really really good. Hot smoked proper salmon with poached eggs,on a bagel and some mushrooms ordered as a side. Will definitely be coming back to have this again.Like i said it was really really good ! :)

Thank cowfarmer350
Reviewed 31 March 2017

If my last meal was to be breakfast, I would be heading to The Porch cafe in Waihi Beach. My occasional favourite hot breakfast is toast, mushrooms, bacon and tomato. As mushrooms were not on the menu I settled for the hash browns expecting the...More

1  Thank Clifford K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 28
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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: 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
  • E-mail
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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