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73 The Strand | Quayside Building, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-308 5981
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“croissants” (20 reviews)
“galettes” (14 reviews)
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European, French, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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73 The Strand | Quayside Building, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Galette with the salmon was beautiful and well worth the visit. The Croque Monsiur (not sure how to spell it) was really bland and wasn’t finished. A bit disappointing.

Thank whatdowedonext
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Such a good apple turnover! Tasty chai latte and coffee. They sell loose leaf tea and chai and hot chocolate mixes too. Wish we were spending more time in the area as I’d go back again! Nice indoor/outdoor seating and a small tidy bathroom. Good...More

Thank kinx81
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If I’m honest, I might be a little hard to please with my coffee, but this place is hands down, the best cafe in Whakatane, if not the entire BOP! There are 2 cafe’s, the waterfront location, and the larder in Commerce st, and although...More

Thank KiwiintheWorld
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This French cafe, located in the heart of Whakatane, is brilliant. Comfortable indoors or outdoors it has it all. Great food, great coffees and lots of specialities including cheeses to buy. And the French music is perfect. Have a swim at Ohope Beach in the...More

Thank kenz56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food and excellent coffee. Would highly recommend the buttery croissants and quiches. Nice selection of sandwiches as well.

Thank Lairum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent French Cafe in the fringes of Whakatane’s main shopping streets, L’Epicerie oozes charm and culture. Great coffee, fresh and delicious pastries, plus a small French deli selection of fab cheeses, meats and delicacies. French music provides the perfect backdrop to this small oasis of...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great cafe with an excellent selection of breakfast goodies. Great little outdoor space out the back for branching in as well.

Thank NavinW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busy quaint coffee house, excellent service and great smiles. After a hard walk up hill for 6.5ks straight this is a heaven sent pit stop. Even though this cafe was busy our coffees came out fast and hot and so beautifully smooth, it packed a...More

Thank Marlaina C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Local and authentic. Start your day with a cup of joe and a most excellent chocolate croissant. Loved it. A slice of France!

Thank Middleburger
Chloe L, Owner at L'Epicerie, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

For that taste of Paris in Whakatane this is the place to be. The best breakfast in town. Croissants are second to none. Can get busy but worth the wait.

Thank ThePaperMan
Chloe L, Owner at L'Epicerie, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 16
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:59 AM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 The Strand | Quayside Building, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Whakatane
  • Phone Number: +64 7-308 5981
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Bonjour! Welcome to L'Epicerie Cafe and Creperie. Discover this little piece of France in Whakatane, enjoy a crepe, a galette or one of our delicious pastries served with an organic house roasted Apteryx coffee. Our friendly team will welcome you with a smile and do it best to offer you an unique experience. For delicatessen goodies and bread visit our newly opened sister shop "L'Epicerie Larder" on commerce street. Bon appetit et a bientôt!
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