Monday to Friday - 9.30am to 4.00pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays - 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
- Disabled Access
- Alfresco Dining
- Group Bookings & Set Menus Available
- Private Functions
- Wheelchair Access
- Play Area
- Baby Chairs
About Puhoi Valley Cafe & Cheese Store
At Puhoi Valley our indulgent food reflects our belief that food made with care, to taste good, feeds the body and lifts our spirits. Our food makes us who we are.
Wherever possible we source our product locally, from the valley, from the region and from New Zealand.
While the outcomes of our labours are deliciously indulgent, with interesting and unique tastes & textures, we use simple ingredients as our starting point, always. Like milk, cream and fruit.
We love our food, it excites us and rewards us. We want to celebrate and share our enjoyment and passion for great food with more people just like you. Let us provide your need for a morning fix, a lunchtime snack or a midnight Cheese feast, along with cravings for our Ice Cream, Yoghurt, Milk and Custard.
We offer bookings and walk in dinning where possible.
Everything was great
Baked camembert was delicious. Need more seating and advice on the menu to order at the counter
We arrived just before 12:30pm for a lunch reservation. Upon proceeding to order from the menu we were told the items we wanted were not available. The next attempt to order was met with the same response. There seemed to be confusion about what was available other than the cabinet food. We drove 45 minutes from Auckland specifically for this cafe, and this was an exceptionally poor experience. We left without eating.
The queue to order was huge, its a pity you don't have 2 point of sales operating at busy times. The wait staff were a little flustered but that's to be expected. My biggest issue was the child that was allowed to ride his bike on the decking and into the shop. One staff member told him to get his bike out but my party thought he should have been told to leave his bike in the grass area. We also were annoyed by the people walking their dogs into the Cafe, although we had no issue with the ones carried in and all the ones out side. These 2 issues become the focus of our conversation rather than the food and atmosphere. Overall though we enjoyed the food and company and will come back (we came from Hamilton to have lunch with family)
The food was fantastic, and we enjoyed a lovely lunch out on the deck in between rain showers.
The vegetarian cheese platter is very poor value for money Pizza undercooked Wine was fine Pretty disappointing experience for $80 spend
Great spot to take the family! Lovely food, it was very, very popular on Easter Sunday and the team at the cafe never stopped smiling,
Excellent food Lovely and helpful staff Great prices Will be back
A fantastic place-great food -great prices-well worth the trip from anywhere
Amazing day out. Worth the drive! Food was delicious, staff were attentive and friendly. The live musician made the atmosphere so lovely not to mention he was quite good! Thank you for a memorable Valentine’s Day! Will recommend and definitely will be back!
Had been many years ago - but this time around it was very unorganised. We booked a table but upon arrival it was hard to know where to go. There's no designated 'wait here to be seated'! Got seated at a table that needed clearing, which was cleared but we had to ask them to come back and wipe it down which they said they would do. Brought cheese but didn't realise we could have tasted cheese as it was tucked at the end of the counter and so visible from the cheese displays. Not in a hurry to return! Sorry!
Whilst the place was busy(as it was a weekend), the staff did such a tremendous job. Hats off to all of them. And I hear they were a chef down. My parents thoroughly enjoyed it and loved the cheese (obviously). Would highly recommend it to any cheese/dairy lovers
Place was great and tidy. Service was great. Our meals were average. Drinks weren't hot enough.
Unfortunately we had arrived for our booking on a day where they were short staffed, this really took away from the experience. From no one to greet us as you walk in to no menus available to look at from our table in addition to the menu being very limited than the usual. To top things off we didn’t have clear directions to our table creating a feeling of being little neglected. This was a special brunch occasion for our elderly mother’s birthday, Luckily the weather and grounds made up for the rest of our poor service. It’s a real shame as a little bit more caring attention with service would have made a great difference.
It would be a better experience if our orders are taken at the tables
Great food, friendly staff and great service, thank you for accommodating us.
Great food and excellent service. Thank you.
4 friends met there today. It was fabulous and we have decided that when we need a catch up we will come there. I live further north in Waipu and friends live in Akld so it is halfway for us. Thanks again.👌👌
What a fab place to visit. Went for my birthday with my parents and my boys. We all had a great time. The food was amazing. I would recommend the ploughman's platter and the candy floss ice cream
A good time was had by all on New Years’ Day 2021. A little puzzling was to find ourselves outdoors whilst we had an indoor booking. However not a biggie. This was our third visit and would definitely come again.
I love Puhoi cheese factory. 9ne of my favourite places to visit with my kids.
Great meal, the breakfast option was huge and well priced. Eggs done to perfection and as requested. Lovely atmosphere and make sure you look at their cheeses. We had booked an outside table, and due to the dodgy weather the staff had placed us inside next to a double window. All done before we arrived and without us asking. Very thoughtful!
A lovely cafe first time there will visit agsin
Such an enjoyable family brunch. Very friendly and helpful staff. Excellent food and drinks. Beautiful setting.