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Papa Cliff Cafe Restaurant

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2 Koraenui Street, Mangaweka, New Zealand
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I called in for a burger for lunch and ended up with the lamb burger with bacon and a poached egg.I highly recommend stoping off here on your travels.The service is amazing and the coffee and food on the menu and in the cabinet is fresh and delicious.Well done to all the staff and the owners.You know ill be back

Thank Shayne A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely little family run cafe, with friendly staff, simple but good food, and good value for money. I'd really recommend it as somewhere to stop on the way south. Not perfect - the interior could use a bit of work, but just about as good as you can reasonably expect.

Thank Alex W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The friendliest and most accommodating members of staff! Chatty, charming, and genuinely convivial. Great coffee and carrot cake too.

Thank George K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Delicious burger made of local deer and friendly hosts. Would definitively visit this place next time we are here

Thank Sigurd F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Nice people, very good service and simply the best breakfast we have had on the North Island. We had eggs benedict and musly with youghurt and berries. We can highly recommend this little lokal cafe.

Thank Famcccc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Dined at this cafe... best burgers, home baked cakes and slices, awesome coffee and amazingly friendly and professional staff.... outside and inside dining. Spotlessly clean and great value. Highly recommended

Thank Sharon M
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017

State Highway One in New Zealand runs north and south between Wellington and Auckland; at least the part of it I am referring to. So, as you can imagine there are plenty of places for coffee and food along the way. To stand out you have to be pretty good; and Papa Cliffs is. I stopped here twice in the... More 

Thank Roger F
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

We took a drive down the old Mangaweka main street as we had been to a café there some years ago, but there is no longer anything in the main street. Papa Cliffs looks like a typical New Zealand road-side café, nothing flash. But it was the only choice (other than the DC3 airplane café next door), so we took... More 

Thank NZAlec
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here by chance. Gorgeous home baked cakes, slices, wraps etc . Totally recommend. Good coffee and very friendly staff. They were also selling fresh asparagus from a local farmer which was beautiful.

Thank Leah F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

If you are travelling between Wellington and Auckland/Rotorua this is a 'must stop' place.The staff and owners are very friendly and it is a homely atmosphere. They have very tasty burgers of various types including venison and vegetarian ones ! Their coffee is really amazing. To top it up you can buy some local fresh asparagus too... They have inside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Koraenui Street, Mangaweka, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Rangitikei District  >  Mangaweka
  • Phone Number: 063825778

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?