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The Wharf Coffee House and Bar

Queen Street | Shortland Wharf, Thames 3500, New Zealand
+64 7-868 6828
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“snapper” (4 reviews)
“pie” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Queen Street | Shortland Wharf, Thames 3500, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You really have to stop and to take lunch in this place!! It's so funny you can make a fish fest and eat as a bear for almost nothing!! It's so cheap and so delicious and fresh fish grilled front of you!! The view on...More

Thank Youness D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing beats having a fresh piece of battered snapper sitting on the Wharf with a G & T or a beer. The atmosphere is amazing. The staff are friendly and efficient. If fish isn't your thing then try out the other delicious items on the...More

Thank Liza V
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The advantage of the licensed cafe is its location, right next door to the wharf fish and chip shop. Anything on the menu at the take away next door can be delivered to your table in the cafe. The cafe does good coffee and other...More

1  Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Cheerful staff and good coffee. Sat out on old wharf with great views of eustary and local boat. Pity tide was out.

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

You can sit for hours and watch the wildlife as the sea rises or falls. The coffee is amazing and the small selection of food is of excellent quality. The muffins are wonderful.

Thank waimarei
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Popped in here this morning for a coffee as we had a bit of time between appointments and didn't want to go home. Noticed the scones looked yummy. Hubby had the date and I had the cheese. Gosh they were so soft and light in...More

Thank Margspatch
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is really three places which combine to give a magical experience. Shortland Wharf is a favorite of the locals who know that this is where you get some of the best fish and chips in New Zealand. It is located on Queen Street, Thames...More

Thank EvanLewis
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We had a tasty fish and kumara chips. The place is nive to stop and spend some time watching the seagulls. The service is great.

Thank Haubert_F
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Not pretentious or imposing as a building, but I loved the place. It is a bit hidden away and does not look that inviting as you approach it, but the views from there are fantastic. Nice relaxed atmosphere too. Well worth seeking out.

Thank Bernard U
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I have been often. The location is great as are the fish and chips but the price of the wine???? $37 for a $13 bottle of wine? We all want to get rich but this is ridiculous. I understand the costs involved and a %100...More

Thank Cardinalfang58
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Queen Street | Shortland Wharf, Thames 3500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: +64 7-868 6828
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