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The Front Room

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, , European
42 Tutere Street | Waikanae Beach, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
+64 4-905 4142
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“turkish eggs” (2 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 22:00All hours
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
42 Tutere Street | Waikanae Beach, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I went on Saturday for brunch. It was very busy at the time. We got incredible service. I had the buttermilk pancakes. The most delicious pancakes I have ever had. My mochaccino was very enjoyable with a couple of marshmallows. We will...More

Thank Chrismish
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was recommended to us and we were so pleased we went. Lovely personal service and a very enjoyable meal . The dinner menu is not extensive , however had a nice range of choices with options that suited all. Every course was spot on...More

Thank CLM149
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an unassuming little place in an unassuming little town, so it's lovely to walk in and find somewhere so stylish and sophisticated, but also relaxed. We had a great lunch - highly recommend the squid and pickled pineapple salad. Well worth the trip...More

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ed to try somewhere new for coffee,from the street it looks like a small place,but when we went in and out the back wow,what an awesome spot to enjoy on a sunny afternoon.The coffees were nice and so to the baked goods,service was great.I loved...More

Thank Strang M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous and attentive service. Espressos came out promptly (Will Macchiatos!!) Sat outside enjoyed last of winter sun. Come hear a lot when by beach and always consistently good.

Thank 777Otaki
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Love the decor of this place . Has an inside and courtyard area, both lovely. Great coffee and food! Loved our visit

Thank Ahuahurd
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Easy place to eat and relax outside in the garden. Chicken burger not quite right for the kids but adults would enjoy the relish.

Thank Jevan D
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Look. The food is interesting and delicious. The atmosphere beach-funky. But the highlight for us was the excellent service the waiter we had gave. That can be quite hard to find so we appreciate it when it happens. He was busy but managed to be...More

Thank helan1
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We had a wonderful brunch here. Great service and atmosphere was perfect sitting in the garden. Nothing was too much trouble for the waitress when we moved because of the sun in our eyes. Great bar outside.

Thank steadieNZ
Reviewed 17 May 2017

the food was superb and the service excellent. we called by without a reservation but they gave us an hour prior to a booking.

Thank dianne_boss
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2 December 2016|
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Response from Shortcat | Reviewed this property |
Their website says they are open from 9am, and only closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays in winter. You can call them on 04 905 4142 to verify. Hope that helped? 😁
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Tutere Street | Waikanae Beach, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Kapiti Coast  >  Waikanae
  • Phone Number: +64 4-905 4142
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