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Eggsentric Café

  • 1049 Purangi Rd. Map It
  • Flaxmill Bay
  • Eclectic
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Energetic owner Dave Fowell (hence the "egg" references) has created a community hub in his restaurant. More than great food–-there are live music and jam sessions, poetry readings, film nights, and a sculpture symposium in summer. The menu reaches beyond standard café fare; try duck three ways, or fresh kingfish on lemon risotto with the famous local scallops. There's also a great range of classic breakfasts and fresh baking, and be sure to check the on-site shop, ''Eggstras" for quality deli goods to take on your journey. To get here, drive just beyond Cook's Beach on Purangi Road or take the ferry from Whitianga to Flaxmill Bay. The café is about 1 km (.6 mile) from the ferry landing. There's a free pick-up service if you don't fancy the 10-minute walk.

Restaurant Information


1049 Purangi Rd., Whitianga, Waikato, 3591, New Zealand

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed May 1–Oct. 1

Published 08/30/2016


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