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Puhoi Valley Cafe and Cheese Store

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275 Ahuroa Road | Puhoi, New Zealand
+64 9-422 0604
10:00 - 16:00
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place has got to be one of my favourite places to visit! Only half an hour from Auckland. It's a cheese factory with a cafe connected to it. They make the most delicious cheese and you have the option to try all of them, and not just a little bit, a good size piece of each! The cafes cheese... More 

Thank Amanda R
Spokane, Washington
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453 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is essentially a cheese factory, with a store and café. I cant discuss the café, except to say they had very good coffee. However the cheeses were amazing. Some of the best cheeses we had in NZ and that's saying a lot as there are some really great cheese makers here. The samples are enough to fill you if... More 

Thank MiguelitoyCat
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great little spot, especially if it's a nice weather day so that you can sit out. I had the cheese platter , my husband the all day breakfast. Be careful even the small platter has enough cheese for two people. Friendly and nothing any trouble for the staff. Just be aware that if you do want the second glass... More 

Thank Karen C
Auckland, New Zealand
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably about 40 minutes or so from Auckland CBD on State Highway 1 North (assuming it isn't a weekend or holiday when traffic is a 'challenge') is this delightful cafe/cheese factory in a lovely setting with childrens' play area and plenty of room to kick a ball or laze beside the river. We visited with friends for a light lunch... More 

Thank gazzy43
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to go here for lunch after exploring the area. Highly disappointed from the minute we walked in! The order system is confusing having to line up to order lunch with everyone wanting ice cream & coffee. The young lady behind the till was extremely rude and unhelpful. There isn't a great selection of options for platters so this... More 

Thank nztraveller2017
United Kingdom
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108 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on a recommendation. Tried some gorgeous cheese and bought lots to take away. Really good cheese and a must for any foodie heading out that way.

Thank HVB2689
Sydney, Australia
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92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is cheese galore. We had a large platter with Brie, blue and another cheese. And 2 Welsh rarebit. Plus a garlic bread and an extra bread serve. That was a heap of food for 5 people and with drinks costs us around $100 for the lot. Well worth the superb quality. Very lovely staff. Beautiful setting.

Thank Nathan C
New Zealand
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113 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met up with friends here prior to our road trip. The place is really nice, good outdoor space a fountain and water grass etc really well set up but very disappointing on service. The staff were good just not enough of them. We waited over 20 minutes to get a coffee, the place was busy but no where near... More 

Thank NZBunny
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273 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here whilst on a road trip thanks to a friend's recommendation and it was really nice. Yummy chorizo and cheese scones and lovely hot drinks. Fun to see the cheese being made in the background. Nice deli shop too. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Holzfrog
Auckland, New Zealand
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101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Having eaten this cheese for years we thought it was a great place to take our visiting relatives. The trip seems a bit from the main road being pros 3k's but it is worth it when you get there. The service is amazing and the food is to die for. The selection of cheeses and ice creams and desserts is... More 

Thank mrmaccnz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 275 Ahuroa Road | Puhoi, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region
  • Phone Number: +64 9-422 0604
Set on the picturesque grounds next to the Puhoi Valley Cheese Factory, the Cafe & Cheese store offers crafted cheeses, great food, coffee and wine. Experience our new state of the art cheese cellars and viewing window into the factory. the cafe stocks all your favourite Puhoi valley cheese, yoghurt and frozen yoghurt ice cream.

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