The Cove Cafe

Waipu Cove Cafe-935
  • The Cove Cafe – Great Coffee – Restaurant and Takeaways at Waipu Cove
  • Takeaways available

Summer Hours: Open 7 Days 7am-9pm

Winter Hours: Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday 9am to 9pm
(closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

Contact Person: Lloyd and Mike
Phone: (09) 432 0234
Street Address: 910 Cove Road, , Waipu Cove


  1. Laura on January 31, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Hi, I just wanted too make an enquiry just wondered if you sell bottles of wine at the bar? Please and thank you

    • Jeannie McKee on February 2, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      Hi Laura
      Its best to contact the Cove Cafe directly on their contact details.

  2. Will Tahitahi on February 11, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Hi just enquiring if the Cove Cafe do dinners? We were wanting to book for this coming Saturday 6pm.

    • Rosemary Neave on February 12, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      Hi will, I suggest you ring them 🙂

  3. Phyllida on January 17, 2016 at 10:28 am

    When do winter hours start? Before or after Easter? and finish?

    • Rosemary Neave on January 17, 2016 at 1:59 pm

      Not sure Phyllida, usually after Easter I think, please contact them directly 🙂

  4. Margaret Wyn on May 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    We love eating out at The Cove. Food is always great, service is superb, prices reasonable and the wine list wonderful. The beach is just across the road and a stroll along it makes a perfect ending to a successful night out. Keep up the good work guys. We’re lucky to have you.

    • Rosemary Neave on May 17, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      thanks margaret for the comment 🙂

  5. amanda on April 24, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Any chance of sharing your current (winter) opening hours for visitors / bachers who are in the area infrequently? Am keen to know if we can pop over for brunch but cant find opening hours post 1 april anywhere.

    • Rosemary Neave on April 27, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      good suggestion amanda, will try and get them!

  6. Wendy Francis on April 22, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    I have phoned 4 times in the past two days to make a booking for 8 for dinner but nobody has had the

    decency to confirm. Do you not need the business?

    decency to call me

    • Rosemary Neave on April 23, 2015 at 10:12 am

      Hi wendy, I have just found out they are now on their winter hours – they are back thursday if it is not too late. Next time try their email, I always get a response from them

  7. Mel on February 24, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Our beautiful meal here recently left a sour taste in our mouth when the bill came. We had request extra bread for to clean up the rest of our antipasti dish, a plate came with 1 slice of white bread sliced in two, we could accept that if they had not charged us $5 for it. It was deeply embarrassing as we were dining with overseas visitors.

    • Rosemary Neave on February 25, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      Hi mel – here is Lloyd’s response “I am shocked to discover that the customer was charged $5.00 for a slice of bread and I completely agree with the customer that it is totally unacceptable. I personally bought bread baskets and a bread cutting station as it was always my intention to offer bread free to all customers upon arrival. It is something that I did in the UK when I had my restaurant there and if I’m honest it has been common practice through all the restaurants that I have worked in.

      I have instructed the staff that in future they are to ask the kitchen for bread rather than use the side button which carries a charge.

      Please let the customer know that next time they are passing a complimentary bottle of house wine is available for them to enjoy.

      Thanks again Rosemary for you email to me I really do appreciate being able to rectify a situation.”

  8. Jose on February 9, 2015 at 11:48 am

    No WIFI is a distinct disadvantage.

    • Rosemary Neave on February 10, 2015 at 1:48 pm

      sorry about that – I will mention that to the guys – reception at waipu cove is pretty bad all round with phones, so it is hard to tether as well 🙁

  9. Claire on December 13, 2014 at 8:56 am

    The Cove has only been open for about a month. We visited in their second week – dinner at the restaurant and back for takeaway lunch. Lloyd and Mike have created a welcoming, relaxed but professional establishment. There’s a good looking breakfast menu including a selection of soothies, the lunch/dinner menu ranges from burgers and pizza to prawns and lamb. The extensive wine list is a charm with personal insight on each offering. We’ll be booking a table for the summer I think.

    • Rosemary Neave on December 17, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      thanks Claire, great to be getting such good feedback about it.

  10. christine on March 16, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    every sunday we like to support our local cafe’s for our brunch, we reside in the outer are of kaiwaka, sadly though this morning we went to your cafe and were dissapointed with our brunch, my muffins were burnt and no matter how much hollendaise sauce it had on it which was I might say an over kill it had flavoured through my salmon and eggs, also there was no coffee served till after our meal after I had to ask for it and repeat our order and I was not offered any water jug with my coffee which was far too strong. The tin plates not too sure what that’s about and no garnish ie spinach , parsley , we did say to the waitress that our brunch was not nice she didn’t seem to want to know why , this a shame really cause your location was nice. I’ve had alot better for the same price in Wellsford ,Matakoe ,Mangawhai etc. Hopefully you will take this onboard with a better response than we got from your staff member this morning.

    • Rosemary Neave on March 16, 2014 at 1:20 pm

      Thanks for the comment Christine, I will pass it on to them.

  11. michelle on November 24, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    will you be having those lovely filled doughnuts on the menu?? every year we stay in the camp ground and come for a doughnut plus other meals we have had at the beach house restaurant. only once have managed to get a doughnut as they sell so quickly and haven’t been there when we have come. still hoping for another . will definitely visit you guys in January 2014. looking forward to seeing what is on offer. thanks. oh and we love the takeaways you have given us . such a wonderful experience. one of the reasons we have c ome back each year.

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