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Native Tree Cafe

7 Church Road | Mangatarata, Thames 3576, New Zealand
+64 7-867 3250
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (33 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
“steak pie” (4 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 16:00 Hours
British, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
7 Church Road | Mangatarata, Thames 3576, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Awesome food with very generous portions. Coffee is top notch. Service is great with friendly staff. Dog friendly too which great.

Thank DannyT2056
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I often travel the Tauranga-Auckland-Tauranga route and this is a lovely ‘breathing’ spot. Very relaxed indoors or out with gardens to admire and quirky art to amuse. The coffee is great and cabinet food is OK but if you’ve got time do try something from...More

Thank Stew54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have stopped here twice now and both times very happy. Homemade pies are delicious, service is excellent and great variety.

Thank ChristineH4774
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

A great place to have a good cup of coffee ☕ and where I had a seed, honey, nut slice. The lovely inviting setting, tasty coffee, and friendly staff were perfect after driving from Tauranga. The café has a really nice outdoor flow with many...More

Thank MartinD5112
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We chose the Native Tree Cafe as our rest stop on the way to Thames from Auckland based on the great Trip Advisor reviews. We were not disappointed. Great service. Great coffee. Gorgeous garden and al fresco seating. We had a rhubarb tart with yogurt...More

Thank Comila
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This little gem of a restaurant has it all. By far the best mince pie we’ve had! The corn fritters are also amazing and the salad is super fresh. The setting is quaint and beautiful. The staff is welcoming and helpful. The WiFi is strong....More

Thank Susmo109
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

We have always seen this cafe on our way to Auckland but never had time to stop - what a mistake! The surrounds are gorgeous, you wouldn’t think you’re near a main highway! The staff were friendly , attentive and service was super speedy even...More

Thank beth756
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Driving from Rotorua to Auckland at the end of a long school tour With 29 people to feed I rang and gave them 20 mins notice we were on our way and they were amazing Faultless service and plenty of variety for a good price...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Looking for a drink and toilet stop we stopped here on route to Auckland from Matamata. We had two coffees and blueberry muffins, the muffins were full of blueberries very fresh and tasty. There is a very pleasant outside seating area and free wifi. The...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped here to grab a coffee and use the loo on way to Auckland. Ice coffee has no liquid, just foam. Very strange, not pleasant at all. Coffee not enjoyable and got over charged. Bit of a disappointment I think.More

Thank OliviaJ676
Terry P, Owner at Native Tree Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Hi there We are really sorry we didn't get it right for you and very concerned if we have over charged you. It's a shame you didn't just bring it to our attention on the day. Please contact me via e-mail with your bank account...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$13
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Church Road | Mangatarata, Thames 3576, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: +64 7-867 3250
  • E-mail
We bake a selection of pies, savouries, muffins, scones, biscuits and cakes fresh on site. We also have an extensive breakfast and brunch menu with something for everyone. We also have an extensive range of gluten free options available. You can dine in the cafe near the open plan kitchen, out on the deck or in the garden under the old crop topper green house.
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