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The Porch Kitchen & Bar

23 Wilson Road, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
+64 7-863 1330
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
2 Apr 2017
“Beautiful salmon eggs benedict”
30 Mar 2017
“If this was my last meal”
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New Zealand, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
23 Wilson Road, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Wow this was really really good. Hot smoked proper salmon with poached eggs,on a bagel and some mushrooms ordered as a side. Will definitely be coming back to have this again.Like i said it was really really good ! :)

Thank cowfarmer350
Reviewed 31 March 2017

If my last meal was to be breakfast, I would be heading to The Porch cafe in Waihi Beach. My occasional favourite hot breakfast is toast, mushrooms, bacon and tomato. As mushrooms were not on the menu I settled for the hash browns expecting the...More

Thank Clifford K
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We each chose a different dish, three meals were very good with one below average. The fresh fish was fresh but it was overcooked, the accompaniments were also strange -" baked beans " and flavours so strong they killed the fish. However the three other...More

Thank Grandvisitor
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Very friendly and helpful staff, big menu selection, but only had time for take away coffees. Noticed a licenced bar as well.

Thank selbydesign
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Ordered for lunch the fish meal for $24.00. Really disappointed in the 2 x tiny 'fish finger' sized pieces of snapper that were placed at the top of the meal. I were expecting a nice fillet of snapper for the price of the meal!! Also...More

Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We were the only ones to brave the shocking weather conditions this morning. Our coffees were delivered to our table nice & hot with our meals followed a few minutes later. The blueberry waffles were nicely presented, personally I would have preferred more maple syrup....More

Thank gksmith
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The Porch blows away the local trade, great food, great staff and amazing coffee, live music on the weekend and a fully stocked bar, we love the flat breads and food counter! A must visit!

Thank Cossie777
Reviewed 6 March 2017

When offered a choice of eateries, always pick the one that is nearly full. We had a wonderful lunch at this place in downtown Waihi Beach. Flatbread plates were on the menu and were delicious. Crispy, almost filo pastry like, flatbreads that were topped with...More

Thank A A
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Apart from the tasty food options the standout was the very reasonable pricing. Considerably lower cost than would be regarded as the norm. The food was tasty, the coffee was great and the service was just as good. It is licensed and offers an enticing...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We booked a outdoor table for my wife's birthday dinner. We had our Katikati family with us for our first dinner at the Porch. We enjoyed excellent service, wonderful meals and a really enjoyable evening. The chefs present interesting taste fusions with the different meals...More

Thank karori12
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Warren F
Can you give me the artists name who painted the fern and kelp pictures inside please. Paul H something. We visited twice while in Waihi. Great coffee. 😊😊
23 February 2017|
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Response from BarrieJudy | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea
Katie B
Do you have any outdoor seating where we could bring our dog?
1 June 2016|
Response from patscottgibson |
We love having dogs visit us and are very happy for them to bring there owners too .🐶
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$28
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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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
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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.