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Sidetrack Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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3 Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
+64 7-575 2145
06:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 16:00
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The Netherlands
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236 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had coffee and scones there - the date/orange scone was fabulous. Lovely views over the Mount and the beach.

Thank Yvonne O
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only in the Mt for 2 days traveling up country; Worked in hospo for over 10 years - so I feel like I can get away with saying this place has THE BEST savory scones in the country! Reasonably priced too! Beautiful atmosphere, stupidly good coffee!! We had to come back on our second day here just because it was... More 

Thank Devon S
Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last time we came and stayed was 5 years ago we visited so was so happy to see this place still alive and pumping. We have almond dream smoothies and their Devine banana bread!

Thank 1980girl
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four friends met at Sidetrack for a coffee today. My partner had the muesli which was well presented and tasted great. I ordered the fruit salad. What arrived was a bowl of diced apple and pineapple with a morsel of kiwifruit- two tiny pieces. That was it. No other fruit so hardly a salad. At $12 this was exceptionally poor... More 

Thank Mark S
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Asked a local in the street for directions and she recommended this cafe. Staff were friendly and the place looked promising. They boasted they had the best muffins in the town and they did look good. Our order was 3 coffees, a lemon tart and a muffin. The tart was average, the muffin had a hair in it and the... More 

Thank elaine d
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Excellent coffee, friendly staff and a tasty changing menu. Close to Surf Life Saving Club and the famous Mount Hotwater Salt Baths.

Thank Warren B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Great location but the place is well over due for a good clean , re paint, re upholstery. Come on guys spend some money on the place and get someone to put some style into it. It's also reflected in your staff attitude manning the tables.

Thank Rhys A
Auckland, New Zealand
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We made this our holiday morning starting place. Great coffee!! And yes they serve late in a bowl - how we like it.

Thank ontheroadnowYES
London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Food passable (salad was far too oniony)but good coffee, though a little bit on the pricey side. It is centrally located so handy from the beach

Thank jeizza
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This place is pretty small and it can be difficult to get a table.....but worth the wait and squuezing yourself in if you have the time. Staff were cool and had good banter with each other so that set the vibe, our food was served pretty quickly and did not dissapoint. The menu is not huge but there is a... More 

Thank BonjMac

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga  >  Mount Maunganui
  • Phone Number: +64 7-575 2145

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