26 August 2019 | Written by Lydia Twohill

Our favourite restaurants in Mt Maunganui!

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Our guide on where to eat in Mt Maunganui

A holiday in Mt Maunganui means that you will most likely be working up an appetite! From the excellent surf scene, bike trails, summiting Mt Maunganui of course and a myriad of other activities to choose from – you’ll be pleased to know there is a flourishing foodie scene! We’ve put together a list of where to eat in Mt Maunganui, from your classic avocado on toast to delicious Asian fusion cuisine – Mt Maunganui has it all. For where to stay in Mt Maunganui, take a look here!

See our top 10 restaurants to visit on your trip to Mt Maunganui…


1. Eddies And Elspeth

Serving up everything from Supreme coffee, speciality pastries, classics such as sausage rolls, scones and salads as well as their delicious custard squares – you won’t be left short of choice! Eddies and Elspeth pride themselves on bringing you handcrafted quality food with no short cuts.

Cuisine: Pastries and savoury cabinet food

Opening hours: 7am – 3pm Monday to Saturday, closed Sunday

Address: 2A Terrace Ave, Mount Maunganui

Phone: 07 575 5969


2. Mixture Eatery

The setting of Mixture Eatery is enough to get you in the door; with it’s cool paired back industrial decor and numerous plants adding welcome touches of greenery to space. Prepare yourself for a dizzying array of mouth-watering cabinet food… think Banooffe pie muffin, sweet slices and savoury pies. They serve up an excellent breakfast and lunch menu too, which is sure to satisfy just about every craving. Yum!

Cuisine: Café, as well as exquisite cakes made to order

Opening hours: 6:30am – 4pm Mon – Fri and 6:30am – 4:30pm Saturday – Sunday

Address: 436 Maunganui Road

Phone: 07 220 9943


3. Eightyeight Cafe

First things first – Eightyeight’s coffee is a fine drop indeed. Creamy and super hot, it goes down a treat. A delicious spot to perch for brunch and enjoy the laid back atmosphere. Expect hearty meals and an array of seriously indulgent baked goods. Don’t leave without trying the afghans and date scones!

Cuisine: Cafe

Opening hours: 7am – 4:30pm daily

Address: 88 Maunganui Road

Phone: 07 574 0384


4. Heath Street Eatery

Everything in Heath Street Eatery’s cabinet is made fresh daily and their brunch menu is designed around seasonal locally supplied produce. There are some awesome vegetarian and gluten-free options available such as their vegetable and halloumi frittata or pumpkin, cashew and feta fritter – say no more! Organic Allpress coffee is also always well received.

Cuisine: Cafe

Opening hours: 6:30am – 2pm Mon – Fri and 8am – 1pm Saturday

Address: 2/d Heath Street

Contact: [email protected]


5. Hide – Thirst & Hunger

Central to Hide is a sun-drenched courtyard that offers the perfect respite for lazy long lunches by day and transforms into cool evenings by the open wood fire by night – when the music also gets bumped up a notch! There’s something to please everyone on this excellent menu – from oysters to dumplings, to cheeseboards, burgers and even a dessert pizza (need we say more?!). The ‘Thirst’ element of Hide presents itself in the form of a full range of tap beers as well as an extensive wine list and cocktails.

Cuisine: A bit of everything!

Opening hours: 4pm – till late Weds – Thurs and 12pm – till late Friday – Saturday

Address: 147b Maunganui Road

Phone: 07 572 0532


6. Satori Lounge

Experience excellent sushi with a twist, paired with a lovely ambience at Satori Lounge. Park up at one of their low tables, sip away on some cocktails whilst devouring their infamous Japanese & South American style sushi which is rolled fresh to order just for you. Your tastebuds are in for a treat and most of the menu can be made gluten-free.

Cuisine: Fusion Sushi

Opening hours: Lunch Tues – Saturday 12pm – 2:30pm and dinner 5:30pm – till late. 11:30am – 4pm Sunday

Address: 309 Maunganui Road

Phone: 07 575 0979


7. Henry & Ted

A bunch of classics as well as some great vegan fare are on offer at Henry & Ted. From smashed avo and acai bowls to fried chicken and fish tacos – its no surprise this trendy wee spot has fast become a favourite.

Cuisine: Café

Opening hours: 7:30am – 3:30pm Mon – Fri and 7:30am – 4pm Sat – Sun

Address: 5 Golden Sands Drive

Phone: 07 542 0106


8. Octopus’s Garden

A little hideaway and secret garden are to be found at Octopus’s Garden. Under the shade of a huge tree, there is a gorgeous garden setting creating an idyllic spot away from the hustle and bustle to relax and bring the kids (and dogs too!). Expect to find an awesome Kiwi menu with some great creations, as well as a cabinet full of tasty treats.

Cuisine: Cafe and kiwi inspired dishes

Opening hours: 7am – 2pm Mon – Fri and 8am – 2pm Sat – Sun

Address: 373 Maunganui Road

Phone: 021 107 3417


9. Bamboo Eatery

If you’re looking for Asian fusion food in Mt Maunganui then this is the place for you! With super fresh Vietnamese food, Chinese food, Japanese food and not to mention the dumplings, bao and buns – Bamboo has a little something for everyone. With an onsite bar – enjoy cocktails, wine and beer and the good vibes on offer.

Cuisine: Asian Fusion

Opening hours: Mon-Fri-7:00AM-4PM; Sat-8AM-4PM, Sun-8AM-3PM

Address: 2/217 Maunganui Rd

Phone: 07 925 0301


10. Tay Street Beach Cafe

Situated across from the stunning stretch of beach that is the Mount is where you’ll find Tay Street Beach Cafe. Indoor and outdoor seating provides a relaxed space to chill out with your group and tuck into some excellent traditional or Asian fare. Head off for a stroll along the beach just minutes away after indulging in lots of tasty eats!

Cuisine: Café

Opening hours: 7:30am – 2:30pm daily

Address: Corner Tay Street & Marine Parade

Phone: 07 572 0691


With dreamy beach scenes and delicious food, Mt Maunganui is sure to delight your taste buds on your next holiday. Book one of our Mt Maunganui holiday homes for an epic adventure!


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