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Solar Eating House

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139 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand (Formerly Solar Cafe & Restaurant)
+64 9-372 2133
08:00 - 21:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing great here nothing horrid either, breakfast menu is somewhat limited, view is nice, a little pricey but it is the island after all

Thank Mdggnz
Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Admittedly I didn't think the food was going to be good here but man was I wrong! I had the vegetarian poached eggs with falafel it was delicious! the only thing I didn't like was being told were we could not sit because there was only 2 of us, make some beach view seats for couples guys! would def go... More 

Thank hollyjohnson12
New Zealand
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301 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Planned to visit for Sunday evening meal, but it was closed, so returned for a brunch later in the week. Meals are ordered at the counter. We ordered poached eggs on toast and a "healthy breakfast" - which included grainy toast, hummus and some greenery. Definitely the best option. The poached eggs were served one each on a small piece... More 

Thank CactusRose
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Solar has a great spot in central Oneroa, overlooking the village and surrounding area. Food was fairly basic, but reasonably priced. Service was prompt and pleasant. It's not 'flash' as such, but it was friendly and relaxed and suited us fine for quick and casual family lunch. We had nachos, ribs and fries. It was great to see that, as... More 

Thank 478abelb
Maroochydore, Australia
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Three of us went in for a coffee on a Sunday afternoon and we saw ribs on the menu and decided to give them a try. Only $18 for the large serving so it was good value. We waited around half an hour but wow, it was worth the wait! The meat just fell off the bone and the sauce... More 

Thank icallitlikeitis
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We have a holiday home at Oneroa ,Waiheke and have been to Solar a few times,but the last couple the food has not been as good.Still a great location with lovely views

Thank Bruce_Lorraine
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Prompt service, good food and a nice start to the day. Cute wee cafe and dog friendly. They know how to poach eggs.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We started our day on the island with a good tasty filling breakfast.Interesting concept of using solar energy for all their cooking Great outdoor indoor seating with lovely sea views.

Thank Divya C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Top whack prices for bland, greasy food, that you have to order from the counter. Decor totally uninspiring. It's basically a Monteiths pub - and Monteiths, you should be ashamed of yourselves for presenting this place on an island that has such a fantastic reputation for character restaurants and wonderful food and drink.

1 Thank suzanne s
Coromandel, New Zealand
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105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Lots of options,inside or outside covered or not. Excellent service and BIG bonus for the free water jug and glasses..Any place that provides Ice water upon seating is to be appreciated.. We ordered kids serving of Nacho's and Corn fritters which was an adequate size for lunch for us,menu would suit most though.. Again service was quick & efficient..

1 Thank Phil P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 15
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand (Formerly Solar Cafe & Restaurant)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Waiheke Island  >  Oneroa
  • Phone Number: +64 9-372 2133
Cool, Stylish Cafe and Restaurant at the top of Oneroa with fantastic breakfasts and amazing sea views. Oneroa's only garden bar overlooking the Hauraki Gulf. Huge outdoor areas, family friendly fun room and real outside castle.

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