The Piha Cafe
- Mon – Thurs 8:30am – 4pm
- Fri – Sun 8:30am – 7pm
- Business Dining
- Conference Facilities
- Scenic View
- Out Catering
- Children's Play Area
- Private Functions
- Breakfast Meetings
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free Off-Street, Free On-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Takes Reservations: No
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: Free
“When you sit on the deck with that Piha view, kids playing on the grass, contented dogs tied up nearby, the cafe appeals as the symbol of something very different – the relaxed and pleasing heart of our version of civilisation – Piha has been enriched.” (Metro magazine March 2010)
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Your getaway starts with a trip through the rich native bush that has made the Waitakere Ranges one of Auckland’s most treasured assets. It ends with a descent into the rugged volcanic grandeur & raw coastal beauty that has made Piha an unparalleled destination for generations…
10 Reviews for The Piha Cafe
The weather was hot, the beers were cold, the pizza tasty and the service quick. We only left to avoid more sunburn and the arriving Friday night yummy mummies club
Had seafood chowder a few weeks ago – it was beyond bad, I can’t understand how people can get it so wrong.
Now I know there are variations and interpretations on what a chowder should be but cat puke is not among them in my experience. The chowder (?) was tomato based, no sign of cream, contained cooked to string consistency fish, and was heated to within an inch of its miserable life. It was also served in a latte bowl which I hate. I’m a grown up not a toddler I like grown up bowls.
I may sound very picky but I don’t understand how the food can be that bad – and I’m charged $14 for the pleasure hmmmm. Seafood chowder isn’t hard to make ! google it !
What a shame this cafe isn’t an awesome excuse to drive out to Piha for lunch…
My soft shelled crab sandwich was awesome and my friends steak sandwich was tender and tasty ,prices were very reasonable.
Our Piha experience was the richer for this place . Enjoy
The menu is SOOO boring and people working there are SOOOO slow. It looks like they think they can sell anything just because of the view. Food was oily and it looked and tasted like there was no effort put into it.
If you like yourself just go next door to the dairy, great hot chocolate with decent sweets.
HUGE choices.. pizza, menu, and cabinet.
Great wine / beer selections.
The Cafe was very busy, therefore my friend and I accepted there would be a wait on the delivery of our orders. We were so pleased these come quickly, allowing us time for a second ( great )coffee, before the drive back to the city.
I envy the locals in Piha.. having such a super “local” would be a treat!!
Whats up with the angry little man who makes the coffee? Then there’s the waitress who doesn’t have a clue about what shes doing. Quite a team.
Shame really because the location is beautiful. Piha that is, not the Piha Café.
Wont be going back, wont be recommending either.
Coffee was excellent, and apparently they will be doing gourmet pizza soon.
A local feel with fantastic tastes.
A must for anyone visiting the Auckland area, we will be back often.
Busy at the weekend but worth the trip
We’ve been to the Piha Cafe on a number of occasions and have always enjoyed the laid back, relaxed vibe and good food and coffee. But this not this time on Sunday 21 August.
The cafe is under new management and it shows. Chaos. Orders confused, items missed off plates, menu shortened to within an inch of its life, 15 min wait for coffee and prices bumped to inner city Auckland standards.
We won’t be back and I suspect many Piha locals won’t be either. A real shame.