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Colenso Country Cafe

€€ - €€€Cafe, , Gluten Free Options
Tairua Whitianga Rd, Tairua, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3725
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pie” (13 reviews)
“cakes” (13 reviews)
“pavlova” (7 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Tairua Whitianga Rd, Tairua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our way to cooks beach and stopped in to this gorgeous cafe on the main highway. Great homemade bacon and egg pie,steak pie,custard square and a lovely scone and jam. All these were great as you can taste the home cooking. Sat in the...More

Thank Azzza93
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have stopped here several times over the years, and it's always worth the visit, the food is all made on site and very tasty. The outdoor garden setting gives the opportunity to relax and unwind.

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We were taken here by some friends who are locals so knew where to go. The gardens are lovely, it was a really nice warm day so we sat outside and enjoyed a really lovely brunch. Don’t drive past this place. It’s well worth the...More

Thank AuntieDel
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We haven't been to Colenso in years. It was a beautiful sunny day so we decided to visit so we could relax in the garden setting. Food was slightly pricy, but we all had great meals so we felt it was good value. Coffee was...More

Thank JulieONZ
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We have driven past this restaurant for many years now and always thought we should stop to try it. We finally did stop this past weekend and what a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. The Lamb pie and salad were fresh and tasty so a that was a...More

Thank nofear73
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Can't count how many times I have been here in all seasons but am always delighted with the setting and great food. I heard it had changed hands but the food was still excellent and could highly recommend. The coffee was off today but the...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We headed further down the winding mountain road to make to this little gem after reading all the reviews on TA and we weren't disappointed. We indulged on the Plowman's Lunch and it was fantastic, service was excellent!

Thank SSMaynard
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This cafe has a lovely setting. Coffee was warm but not hot. Green tea tasteless. The Custard square was expensive but very nice. Have been before and this was first time we were dissapointed. Will try again

Thank 2014angela52
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Exquisite food, lovely service and magnificent surroundings! Everything we tasted was soooo yummy: the breads, the crackers, the cheese, the meat, the coffee... Everything! Highly recommended!

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We'd heard and read great things about Colenso but our lunch experience recently left us feeling rather underwhelmed. We received a luke warm greeting on arrival, there was zero atmosphere and on such an overcast, foggy day having the overhead heaters and lights on would...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tairua Whitianga Rd, Tairua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Tairua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-866 3725
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