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Puhoi Valley Cafe and Cheese Store

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€€ - €€€
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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275 Ahuroa Road | Puhoi, New Zealand
+64 9-422 0604
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This cafe is nestled amongst the rolling hills of Puhoi Valley, with a kiddies playground and open grassy area next to the lake, if you wish to picnic outside. We were here with a large group of 15 adults (plus 6 children) and had reserved a table inside as the weather was looking unpredictable. When we arrived, most of the... More 

Thank Sightseeingsuzy
Auckland, New Zealand
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113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is in a picturesque location, out in the country, up the road from historic Puhoi pub. A lovely lake with fountain, ducks, playground, etc. unfortunately, the service is terrible. Long waits to get any food, drinks. If one is in a hurry, you would miss the boat. Serious improvement to time management is necessary. Once the food arrives... More 

Thank Nihonihoohura
Laredo, Texas
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had Ice Coffee, Curly Fries and Chocolate Brandy Cake.... that was yummy...they have the nice Cheese and Ice cream But left it for next visit...

Thank N P
Auckland, New Zealand
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wednesday 8th Feb, I took a friend visiting from Germany. Germans love cheese and coffee and cake. Where better than the Puhoi Valley Cafe and Cheese Store. We parked, were quite early for lunch time and had a look at the cheese selection which was many and varied. The lady serving the tasting samples was friendly and knowledgeable - it... More 

Thank Msbbls
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just yum. Cheese is wonderful and the cafe and ambiance just perfect. There is plenty of space and tables. With a pretty out door space with fountains

Thank Denise G
Ipswich, Australia
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196 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped into here purely by chance as Puhoi was our first stop in our recent trip around the Nth Island. Happened to time the visit well as we arrived at opening time...only two other groups of 3-4 people in attendance. Walked around the restaurant and gardens and found them very peaceful and imagine they would be a great place for... More 

1 Thank scorps_sting
Metro Manila, Philippines
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I had lunch at Puhoi Valley today to celebrate my birthday and we had a most horrible experience. After waiting for almost an hour for our food, my friends' 4-year old son began to complain of hunger so my friends decided to give him some biscuits which they always carry in the car for the young child.... More 

1 Thank Diana L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on Sunday 15th Jan with my parents from the UK and my two children - one of whom 9 years old loves "proper cheese" (the stronger the better) it was a real treat to take her to a cheese factory. Unfortunately the lady behind the cheese counter was nothing short of rude and abrupt. When I asked if... More 

2 Thank SarCro
Auckland, New Zealand
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family outing last weekend and decided to visit Puhoi valley. What a charming place! Beautiful garden, relaxing area, great for kids- there is a small playground as well. We had a coffee, it was good! My son tried the ice-cream,of course he loved it. Lovely place, we will be back.

Thank Dorka77
Regina, Canada
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This cafe is 3 kilometers from the Puhoi Kayaking trips, so our family enjoyed lunch at this cafe following our 8 kilometer cruise down the Puhoi river. The setting for this cafe is like a small park with a fountain gushng from a small nearby stream, ducks waddling on the grass. There are signs saying Do not feed the ducks... More 

Thank Wallis Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 275 Ahuroa Road | Puhoi, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region
  • Phone Number: +64 9-422 0604
Set on the picturesque grounds next to the Puhoi Valley Cheese Factory, the Cafe & Cheese store offers crafted cheeses, great food, coffee and wine. Experience our new state of the art cheese cellars and viewing window into the factory. the cafe stocks all your favourite Puhoi valley cheese, yoghurt and frozen yoghurt ice cream.

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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?