Restaurants & Cafes on Waiheke Island

Dining out on Waiheke is varied and largely driven by local ingredients and seasonal variations. Enjoy succulent fresh oysters straight from Te Matuku Bay, award-winning olive oil and other locally-produced specialty foods, accompanied by wines from some of the Island’s top boutique vineyards.


Enjoy a coffee out at one of the many good coffee spots around the Island. No matter where you are staying on the Island, there will be a great coffee only a stones throw away.

Double Shot | Oneroa | Text to order 027 2368253  |  Coffee bar in the heart of Oneroa. Text ahead and your coffee will be ready for pickup.  from 6:30am daily with parking behind the shops.

Akito Cafe | Oneroa | 09 372 7659 | Great atmosphere with  modern coastal decor. 

Ahipao Cafe | Matiatia | Part of a destination store located down by the ferry, the cafe offers a lovely garden deck opening out onto the lawn.

Bisou | Surfdale
Fabulous French pastries, great coffee in Surfdale.  Not to be missed!

Hotshot Espresso | Ostend |  Text to order 0277468468  | Coffee bar conveniently located next to Countdown Supermarket in central Ostend.

Island Coffee | Ostend | 09 372 5177 | Boutique coffee roastery tucked in behind the shops in Belgium Street Ostend with an intimate atmosphere.

Betty's Cart | Ostend |  027 367 0642 | One of the best kept secrets is this great coffee cart parked outside the grocery store Raw in Putiki Rd, serving up Atomic Coffee.

Palm Beach Store | Palm Beach | 09 372 8149 | Fantastic coffee, delicious toasties and Little Tart Bakery delights!

Charlie Farley's | Onetangi |  09 372 4106 | Coffee at the beach.



Cakes, Bakeries & Ice Cream

For those with a sweet tooth there is a great selection choose from. A day at the beach with an ice-cream is always a must for any good holiday!

Bisou | Surfdale
Fabulous French pastries, great coffee in Surfdale.  Not to be missed!

Island Gelato | Oneroa
Artisan crafted gelato, bagels & coffee from a converted shipping container.  Highly recommended with award winning gelato!

Francos Bakery | Ostend | 09 372 2414 -  30 Belgium St, Ostend
A small but perfectly formed bakery, offering artisan bread & amazing sweet treats – opposite the market on a Saturday morning.

La Dolce Vita | Ostend | 027 243 4497 - 30 Belgium St, Ostend 
An Italian kitchen serving authentic Italian gelato.

Island Coffee | Ostend | 09 372 5177
Tucked away this secluded cafe offers a selection of delicious baked goods from Little Tart Bakery some of the best you'll find on the Island.



Takeaways & Food Carts

Fish & Chips, Indian, Thai or Italian are all a phone call away. Delivery charges may apply. The gourmet trailer trend is also well established on Waiheke and a real treat for foodies. Look out for great trailer food at the Ostend Market on a Saturday morning and outside the RAW grocery store in Putiki Rd daily.


The Local | Oneroa | Fish & Chips | 09 372 8752

Too Fat Buns | Oneroa | Burgers | 022 4761 980

Adjaz| Oneroa | Indian | 09 372 2588

Red Crab | Oneroa | Thai | 09 372 9185

Fenice | Oneroa | Pizza and Pasta | 09 372 8711

Arcadia | Palm Beach | Souvlaki | 09 218 9112

Dragonfired Food Cart | Little Oneroa |  Wood Fired Pizza & Pita | 021 922 289 

Mint As Food Cart | Ostend | Burgers & Tacos | 0210 232 3241

Indy's Curry Pot Food Cart | Ostend | Sri Lankan street food with a smile! | 022 089 5356




Cafe & Restaurant Dining

Waiheke has a reputation as a gourmet food destination. Whether you are looking for light café lunch, or a romantic dinner you will be impressed.


Akito Cafe | Oneroa | 09 372 7659  
Great atmosphere with a delicious plant based menu, full of healthy treats.

The Courtyard | Oneroa | 09 372 9626 
Located below the Red Crab and Wai Kitchen, in central Oneroa, a must visit!  Great food, coffee, wine, a great spot! Open 8am – late.

Wai Kitchen | Oneroa | 09 372 7505 
Open for brunch & lunch Wai Kitchen provides innovative, fresh and seasonal cuisine in a relaxed and welcoming seafront environment. Family friendly & great views!

The Local | Oneroa | Fish & Chips | 09 372 8752

Fabulous views, friendly service, great food!  Open for lunch and dinner.  

The Oyster Inn | Oneroa | 09 372 2222 
A great Waiheke establishment, with a menu that boasts the very best in local produce, seafood and shellfish. Open for lunch and dinner.  Great coffee, views and top notch service.

Solar | Oneroa | 09 372 2133 
Located at the top of Oneroa Village with sweeping views of Oneroa Bay. Great food and coffee matched by efficient, friendly service. Drop in for breakfast, coffee, lunch or dinner. Very family friendly and has an outdoor children’s play area.

Fenice | Oneroa | 09 372 8711 
Open from morning til late!  Great Italian food & wood fired pizzas.  Relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere. Features a beautiful open fireplace for winter dining.  Takeaway available.

Red Crab | Oneroa | 09 372 9185 
A light and tasty menu that uses a unique blend of local ingredients with a twist of authentic Thai flavours giving a beautiful fusion of taste. Dine in or takeaway.

Adjaz (Indian) | Oneroa | 09 372 2588 
Authentic and extensive menu including Tandoori and curry dishes from the North to the South of India. Great for the whole family. Dine in or takeaway.

Aperitivo | Oneroa | 027 498 4658 
Small wine bar with delicious small plates, fresh pasta and pizzas.  Live music most Friday nights.

Bisou | Surfdale
Fabulous French pastries, galettes & great coffee in Surfdale.  Not to be missed!

Cappadocia Turkish Cafe | Ostend | 
Traditional Turkish food 

Charlie Farley's | Onetangi | 09 372 4106 
Great beach cafe & bar right on Onetangi Beach.  Open from breakfast til late. Family friendly.

Arcadia | Palm Beach | 09 218 9112 
A very welcome addition to Palm Beach, relaxed family restaurant serving great food & wines.  Best to book a table in summer!

The Heke | Onetangi | 09 372 0020
A not to be missed family friendly destination. Brewery, whiskey distillery & great food in a great setting. 

Three Seven Two | Onetangi | 09 372 8846 
A fabulous award winning new addition to the Onetangi Beach scene!  Serving exceptional food & an excellent wine list.

Ki Māha | Onetangi | 09 372 2565
Ki Māha is a casual smart beachside restaurant located alongside the beautiful Onetangi Beach. A beautifully designed building with amazing views out over the ocean


Vineyard Dining

Waiheke vineyards offer internationally acclaimed dining.

Mudbrick | Church Bay | 09 372 9050 
The South Pacific meets the South of France. Mudbrick restaurant has been described as one of the romantic places in the world and is one of Conde Naste Magazine’s top 10 places to get married in the world.  Enjoy magnificent views and a world-class experience. Bookings advised.

Cable Bay | Church Bay | 09 372 5889 
An award winning restaurant and bistro with an unrelenting focus on quality.  Olive grove and sea views overlooking the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland city are enriched by an extensive art collection, featuring sculpture and paintings by leading New Zealand artists. Bookings advised.

Tantalus Winery | Onetangi |  09 372 2625 
The latest winery on the island, boasting a fabulous lunchtime restaurant, beautifully landscaped gardens, a it's own micro brewery Alibi located downstairs, and serving a more casual menu as well as their own award winning wines. Bookings advised.

Stonyridge Vineyard | Onetangi | 09 372 8766 
Enjoy a relaxed dining experience on the veranda cafe nestled in a shimmering valley of olive trees, colourful vines, and the aromas of the South of France. Bookings advised.

Wild on Waiheke | Onetangi | 09 372 3434
Wild Estate Vineyard & Restaurant, home of Wild on Waiheke Activities and Waiheke Island Brewery. A modern, sophisticated yet relaxed restaurant with indoor dining with vineyard views, plus alfresco dining amongst the vines. Great for the whole family.

The Shed at Te Motu | Onetangi | 09 372 6884 – Rural wine shed dining nestled in the vines, using homegrown and sustainable produce to create modern food with award winning wines to match. Children and pet friendly. Bookings advised.

Casita Miro | Onetangi | 09 372 7854 
Renowned for its ambience, fine food & wines Casita Miro specializes in the cuisine of Spain and the wider Mediterranean Rim. Their ‘tapas’ and ‘raciones’ (large plates) are perfect for a fun, relaxed and social dining experience. Booking essential.

Poderi Crisci | Awaawaroa | 09 372 2148 
Enjoy al Fresco dining all year round in this stunning location enjoying the company of friends and the great service from the Poderi Crisci family. The restaurant caters to casual lunch, family gatherings or a romantic dinner. Bookings advised.

Man O’War | Eastern End | 09 372 9670 
Journey to the Eastern End of Waiheke Island and discover the Tasting Room sitting on the beachfront at Man O’ War Bay. Relax and enjoy a tempting platter of cheeses, olives and other local produce along with incredible wines. The Man O' War bus also offers daily transfers, check their website for more details. 

Thomas’s Batch | Onetangi | 09 372 3223 
Settle in & relax in this elevated location, with views across the island and the gulf.  Offerings include seasonal lunches, High Tea & Bubbles and sunset dining. Free shuttle service.

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