Top Choice Cafe in Mangawhai

Wood Street Freehouse

Craft beer has arrived in Mangawhai at this buzzing cafe, including beers from local Northland brewers such as Schippers and the Sawmill Brewery. Excellent food includes burgers, gourmet pizzas and shared plates – t…
Top Choice Modern NZ in Whangarei

à Deco

Northland’s best restaurant offers an inventive menu that prominently features local produce, including plenty of seafood. Art-deco fans will adore the setting – a wonderfully curvaceous marine-style villa with orig…
Market in Mangawhai

Mangawhai Market

Held in the library hall in Mangawhai village, this is a good place to stock up on organic produce (including wine and olive oil) and peruse local crafts. Another market is held on Sunday mornings in the Mangawhai H…
Cafe in Mangawhai


Rural Europe comes to Mangawhai at this atmospheric chocolaterie, gelateria and cafe, where you can sit by the fountain while dining on French and Italian flavours and sipping a glass of wine.
Cafe in Waipu & Bream Bay

Cafe Deli

Enticing salads, pasta, muffins and organic, fairtrade coffee are served at this attractive little cafe on Waipu's main drag.
Italian in Waipu & Bream Bay

McLeod's Pizza Barn

Popular platters, light fare and great pizzas go well with craft beer from Waipu's very own McLeod's Brewery. Partner the Wharfinger pizza with prawns, avocado and feta with the hoppy IPA.
Cafe in Whangarei


Nectar offers the winning combination of friendly staff, fair-trade coffee, and generous servings from a menu full of Northland produce. Check out the urban views from the back windows, and settle in for a lazy brun…
Cafe in Whangarei


Fresh as a daisy, and with supersized-flower photography on the walls, this chic cafe serves up great coffee and interesting breakfasts.
Thai in Whangarei

Pimarn Thai

As gaudy as every good Thai restaurant should be, Pimarn features all of Thailand’s blockbuster dishes, including an excellent yum talay (spicy seafood salad).
Pub Food in Whangarei Heads

Parua Bay Tavern

A magical spot on a summer’s day, this friendly pub is set on a thumb-shaped peninsula, with a sole pohutukawa blazing red against the green water. Grab a seat on the deck, a cold beverage and a decent pub meal, inc…