Restaurants, Bars & Cafes

Hot breakfast or brunch spots are aplenty in Whakatane with many cafes situated to take advantage of the early morning sun.  Stylish bars offer relaxed dining and evening entertainment.

Whakatane has numerous cafes and restaurants in the central shopping area which is within a short walk or drive from your accommodation. Or why not try the Whakatane wharf area which is a hive of activity as yachts and fishing boats head out for a day on the water.

Ohope also has a number of vibrant cafes that offer water views or are a short stroll from the beach.

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Ohope Chartered Club and Restaurant

Situated in central Ohope. The restaurant boasts panoramic views of the ocean including White Island. The club includes a TAB, gaming machines, big screen TV's, 8 ball and snooker plus regular entertainment. We are affiliated to Clubs NZ. Members, guests and affiliates are welcome. 
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A Bluett Road, Ohope Beach
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Robert Harris Whakatane

A great café should offer the perfect combination of coffee, food and hospitality if it’s to become your home away from home. At Robert Harris Café Whakatane, we make things as easy for you as possible and concentrate on producing coffee that’s second to none. We offer a delicious range of snacks and meals – baked fresh in the cafe every day – to tantalise your tastebuds.  
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A 241 The Strand, Whakatane
T 07 308 8997
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Julians Berry Farm and Cafe

Julians Berry Farm and Cafe
OPENS in OCTOBER! Fresh strawberries followed by raspberries, blackberries, loganberries, boysenberries, blueberries or ranuiberries. Try our famous berry icecreams or berry themed lunches baking. 
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Open 7 days - 8am - 6pm


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A 12 Huna Road, Whakatane
T 07 308 4253
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Whakatane RSA

Whakatane RSA
Members, guests and affiliates welcome. Darts, indoor bowls, snooker, 8 ball, raffles, TAB, Sky TV, big screen TV and gaming machines. There are happy hours, lucky draws, dancing and music every weekend. Value restaurant open for inexpensive lunch & dinners in a la carte or carvery style. 
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A Richardson Street,
T 07 307 0343
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Peejays Coffee House

 Peejays Coffee House
Breakfast specialists! Open from 6.30am daily we offer delicious breakfasts, both wholesome and hearty, real Havana coffee, freshly squeezed juices and delectable homemade treats. Located at White Island Rendezvous – the departure point for White Island Tours. 
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Open daily 6.30am - 2pm


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A 15 The Strand East, Whakatane
T 0800 733 529 or 07 308 9589
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Chez Louis

A delicious range of meat, vegetarian and fish wood fired pizza. Remember to ask about our pizza of the week. Freshly made breads and croissants and pain au chocolat and coffee. 

Pizzas: 4.30pm - 8.00pm Tuesday - Sunday
Breads: 8.00am to 1.00pm Everyday


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A 63 Pohutukawa Ave, Ohope
T 07 312 5342

Babinka Restaurant and Bar

Relaxing atmosphere with seating both inside and out. An extensive menu with stunning dishes in Indian, Sri Lankan, European, Thai and Middle Eastern styles. 

Open 7 days for lunch and dinner.


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A 62 The Strand, Whakatane 3120
T 07 307 0009
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Javaman Cafe

Javaman Cafe
Visit Javaman for a delicious brunch or lunch in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our sunny courtyard is the ideal spot to enjoy the seasonal café menu, great coffee or the selection of freshly made salads, wraps and cakes. Family friendly. Fully licensed and available for evening functions and out-catering. 

Open 7 days for brunch and lunch or evenings by arrangement.


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A 214 The Strand, Whakatane
T 07 307 0728
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Cobb & Co

Cobb & Co is NZ's original restaurant chain and continues the tradition of serving uniquely Kiwi food to Freeman Cobb and his stage coach drivers of the late 19th century. A real family favourite. 

Open 7 days: 11am til late.


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A 81 The Strand, Whakatane
T 07 308 9560
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Spice Guru Indian Restaurant

We offer quality North Indian Cuisine at affordable prices for the discerning diner with excellent service. At Spice Guru we always strive to give our clientele the best authentic curries in contemporary surroundings. Takeaway service available. 

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A 75 The Strand, Whakatane
T 07 307 2135
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Wallys on the Wharf

Wallys on the Wharf
Indoor/outdoor dining with lovely views across the river. Try our scrumptious fresh fish ‘n’ chips in a light and crispy batter or fresh salads, delicious burgers and marinated fish – devine! Kids meals, icecreams and smoothies. A great family atmosphere. 

Open 7 days.


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A 2 The Strand, Whakatane
T 07 307 1100
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The Bean Coffee Roastery & Cafe

Fresh coffee roasted daily instore. Purchase your beans or a delicious espresso and freshly made treat. Located across the road from the iSite. 

Mon - Sat: 8.30am - 4pm
Sun: 9am - 3pm


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A 72 The Strand, Whakatane
T 07 307 0494
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Poppy's Cafe

Poppy's Cafe
Located in the heart of the town, with a spacious outdoor seating area. Enjoy our all day breakfast, homemade cabinet food or mouth watering lunch menu. Out catering available. 

MOn - Frid: 7.30am - 4.30pm
Sat: 7.30am - 4pm
Sun: 8am - 3.30pm


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A 163 The Strand, Whakatane
T 07 308 8548
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Indian Aroma

Indian Aroma
Enjoy an Indian cuisine experience at The Heads, which has spectacular sea views. Suitable for large groups and available for catering and takeaways. 

Lunch: Thur - Sun 12pm - 2pm
Dinner: 7 days, 4.3pm - Late


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A 1B Muriwai Drive, Whakatane
T 07 308 5677
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The Commercial Hotel

Whakatane's own authentic sports bar that's newly renovated with pool tables and TV's to watch your favourite sport. Plenty of bands and entertainment and a great atmosphere. 

Open 7 days: 11am til late.


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A 45 The Strand, Whakatane
T 07 308 7399
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L'Epicerie French Deli

Bonjour. Enjoy the authentic French food, homemade breads and crossiants, delicatessen items, special ingredients and coffee in an authentic French atmosphere. Or visit our Vintage Citreon Food Truck at the Sunday Market. 

Tues - Fri: 7.30am - 3.30pm
Sat: 8am - 4pm


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A 73 The Strand, Whakatane
T 07 308 5981
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Lily's Ice Cream Parlour & Cafe

Treat the kids with snow cones, slushies, waffles and 30 ice cream flavours. Or try Flavorama and design your own treat with fruit, nuts and combine it with light ice cream or frozen yoghurt. 

7 days.


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A 108 The Strand, Whakatane
T 07 307 0559

Whakatane Hotel

Whakatane Hotel
The iconic historic Hotel is located in central Whakatane with cafes and restaurants at our doorstep. Partake in a beverage or meal and enjoy Whakatane's local. Includes the Craic Irish Pub, the Boiler Room, gaming machines and Garden Bar. 

Open 7 days: 11am til late.


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A 79 The Strand, Whakatane
T 07 307 1670
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The Whitehouse Cafe

The villa cafe is situated in a lovely rural location, just minutes from Whakatane. With a large outdoor seating area, decks and a playground it's the perfect spot for relaxed family dining. Fully licensed and available for private functions in the evenings. 

Tue - Fri: 10am - 3pm
Sat & Sun: 9am - 3pm


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A , Whakatane
T 07 307 2619
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Detour Bar & Lounge

Whakatane's newest bar, a great place to chill out with friends. Enjoy a few drinks, live music and a great menu. 

Mon - Fri - 12 noon - late
Sat & Sun - 11am - late


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A 84 The Strand, Whakatane
T 07 308 0398

Cafe Coco

Specialises in French cuisine including crepes, French toast, croques and crossiants. Enjoy a rose wine or cider with your crepes and relax in a French themed interior. 

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A 10 Richardson St, Whakatane
T 07 308 8337
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Baxter's Cafe

With a large indoor/outdoor eating area Baxter’s combines an extensive selection of ready to eat cabinet food all made on site with a freshly cooked all day breakfast and lunch menu 

Open 7 days from 8am.
 


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A 208 The Strand, Whakatane
T 07 308 7315
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Quay Cafe & Licensed Restaurant

Relaxed seaside dining with the emphasis on quality food and service. The relaxed atmosphere is a natural feature of the Ohope beachside village. Great views from the outside dining space. 

Mon - Wed: 8.30am - 4pm
Thurs - Sun: 8.30am till late


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A 22 Pohutukawa Ave, Ohope
T 07 312 4675
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Roquette Restaurant and Bar

Roquette is a riverside restaurant that provides an eye-catching yet intimate dining experience. Enjoy the attentive service of our team while partaking in our kitchen's high standard of cuisine. 

Open Monday to Saturday for coffee, lunch, dinner and light meals.


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A 23 - 29 Quay Street, Whakatane
T 07 307 0722
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Columbus Coffee

Stop for a lunch break and great coffee during your shopping trip to The Hub.  

Open 7 days: 7.30am - 4.30pm.


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A The Hub, Whakatane
T 07 307 0333
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Global Thai Restaurant & Bar

We have both a Thai and European menu to cater to the needs of any dinner party. We have a free Tuk Tuk service for both lunch and dinner. Function room available. 

Lunch: Tue - Fri: 11.30am - 2pm
Dinner: Mon - Sat: 5.30pm til late.


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A 2 Commerce St, Whakatane
T 07 308 9000
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Buket Turkish Kebab House and Cafe

Buket Turkish Kebab House and Cafe
Friendly staff, and a great Turkish element in the heart of Whakatane. Whether a quick takeout meal to relaxing dine-in experience, we cater to all. Vegetarian friendly and all our produce is fresh. Contact us for phone orders or home delivery. Free wireless internet zone. 

Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


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A 113 The Strand, Whakatane
T 07 307 0437

Matou Chinese Cuisine

Affordable upmarket fully licensed Chinese Restaurant, located right on the Wharf. 

Open for lunch and dinner


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A 2/2 The Strand East, Whakatane
T 07 308 5698
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Hui Bar and Grill

Hui Bar and Grill offers a unique ambiance in the heart of Ōhope. We are located right next to the best beach in New Zealand. Our venue is a hot spot to enjoy a refreshing beverage, listen to live music and eat fresh and delicious food.  

Open 7 days, 8:30 am - late.


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A 19 Pohutukawa Avenue, Ohope
T 021 032 4143
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Soulsa Restaurant

Soulsa has a great reputation with the locals for a fresh and tasty menu including venison, lamb, steak, duck and vegetarian. Local chef, Jono Marr, takes great pride in creating food to satisfy your soul. We offer a intimate and relaxed atmoshphere which can cater for large groups or special functions. 

Tues - Sat: 5.30pm - 9ish.


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A 126 The Strand, Whakatane
T 07 307 8689
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