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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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Waihi, New Zealand
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260 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last weekend was the first time we had lunched at this café for several years. The café is located in the middle of the shopping centre at Waihi Beach – look for the blue open air porch adjacent to the footpath. The café is licensed (there’s a bar off to one side) and the food and coffee are still great.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service. Awesome food. Best Cafe in waihi beach, and we tried them all over the weekend. Definitely going back.

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1 Thank Vanessa D
Waihi Beach, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

enjoyable lunch; creative food; good to sit outside and watch the people. reasonable prices; friendly staff; good position in middle of waihi beach shops.

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1 Thank lcrussell49
Pauanui, New Zealand
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Clean and friendly staff. Coffee nice. Hubby had a scone. Tasty as. Lovely outside area. Thought food was a bit pricey.

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1 Thank carole w
Auckland, New Zealand
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

A good selection of food. I ordered the painini special, my other half the beef burger both meals were of good size.The hand cut chips a nice addition to my husbands. The panini contained blue cheese and beef was very moreous. A great selection of wine and beer. The restaurant was very busy, the service was swift and pleasant

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1 Thank stinKiwi
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I as really excited to revisit one of my favorite places to eat and was really disappointed .staff and service was good.

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1 Thank Rachelle S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Love going here for my hot chocolate and small snack. Even has a wee bar with TV for watching the All Blacks win their Rugby!!

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1 Thank Dianne S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Really cool vibe. Food was amazing. Small portions but really tasty. Staff were friendly and fun. Cool decor and welcoming

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1 Thank Cassie M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Had a really nice lunch with our family. Great service and tasty food. Prices were reasonable and menu was good but perhaps a bit limited. Very welcoming to dogs

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Right in the heart of the Village this is a great place for coffee, a snack, lunch or dinner. We have had coffees a number of times and they are always good, always exactly how you asked for them and no waiting. The service is friendly, the muffins brilliant and the sausage rolls are home made too. Sit indoors or... 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$ 28
Cuisine
New Zealand, Cafe, European, Seafood, 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
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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?