Ringawera Bakery

Where to Eat

Where to Shop

Palm Beach Bungalows are self-catering accommodation.  We supply a well-equipped kitchenette and facilities for making a cup of tea or coffee, but you will need to make sure you have provisions for your stay.

Palm Beach Store is within easy walking distance, and is open from 8.30am to 5.30pm in winter and 8am to 6.30pm in summer.

Oneroa 4 Square or Waiheke Fruit & Vege are both on Oceanview Road, the main road through the village as you travel from the ferry to Palm Beach.

Raw at Waiheke, within walking distance, but you might prefer to taxi back, is in Putiki Road, Ostend.  They have organic and gourmet supplies as well as fresh fruit and veges.

Countdown Supermarket – brand new, now located in the middle of Ostend village.
Open 7 days – 7am to 9pm (Accessible by bus from the Bungalows.  Or walk there and taxi back).
They now offer delivery but please make sure you give clear instructions, including which Bungalow you are in, as we are not on-site to help with lost orders. There is also a service which delivers shopping to the wharf for a couple of hours in the afternoons – see Countdown’s website for details.

Te Matuku Bay Oysters now have a seafood shop in the Countdown complex.

Saturday market stalls (lots of food etc) are in the RSA grounds, Ostend.  Saturday 8am-1.30ish

Ostend is being developed as a shopping hub for this part of the island so new shops and cafes are being added.  The area is within walking distance of the Bungalows although you might prefer to catch a bus or taxi back if loaded down with shopping!

As well as the supermarket, vege shop and cafes, there are a couple of lovely homeware and gift stores – True Blue and Likerish (down the drive behind the little row of shops) – a chemist, a liquor barn and a surf shop.

Cafes and Restaurants

(It’s often a good idea to phone first for evening bookings, as hours/days vary – some are only seasonal and closed for Winter; quiet kitchens close before 8pm)


Within walking distance:

Palm Beach Fish & Chips – 12-8pm


The Look Out – Restaurant/bar/seaview/pool 09 372 0011
(Go to the crossroads of Palm Road and Hill Road, and look for Waiheke Island Resort, entrance on 4 Bay Rd )  They have been closed for renovations for a long time but should be up and running again this summer.


Ostend village (20mins’ walk)

Timbuktu Nomadic Deli – this is new and just wonderful. 8am to 4pm.  09 372 2544
They don’t have a website yet but their facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/timbuktudeli/info

Cookhouse RSA – restaurant/bar 09 3722719

Franco’s European bakery – opp RSA  09 372 2414

Belgium Street café – breakfast/lunch/coffee  09 372 3373

Island Pizza and Burgers – affordable range of very nice pizzas and other takeaways.  15 Belgium St, open 11am to 9pm  09 212 5505
Surfdale (approx 3km)

Frenchot French bakery and cafe – wonderful crepes and galettes! Dining areas in the front of the shop but also out the back. Formal dining upstairs in the evenings. We love this place!  Just be aware, though, that the cafe closes early in the winter – around 3pm – so best to check before setting out 09 372 3400

Stefano’s Pizzeria pizza and pasta  09 372 5309
(delivery available)  Pizza here used to be awesome – still is good but quite expensive.  There is also a range of other Indian cuisine based food now.  The tiramisu is amazing!

Home Bakery KiwiStyle  09 372 9949

Goldie Room Goldie Vineyard/lunch  09 372 7493

Malones’ Irish Tavern restaurant  09 372 8011

Kennedy Point Vineyard/lunch  09 372 5600

Oneroa (5km)

Ajadz authentic Indian cuisine/takeaway. Will deliver  09 372 2588

Cable Bay vineyard restaurant – another of our favourites, with informal and formal dining options 09 372 5889

Delight Mezze bar café seaviews 09 372 9035

Fenice Italian cuisine/fire .. seaviews  09 372 8711

Mudbrick Vineyard sea and city views, restaurant  09 372 9050

Little Wai food, coffee (below Wai Kitchen)

Oneroa Bowling Club restaurant  09 372 7180

Red Crab Thai Restaurant/takeways sea views  09 372 9185

Rickys bar/cafe ..7 days sea views  09 372 2273

Sandbar  bar/pizza(downstrs VinoVino) Sea views  09 372 9458

Solar Eatery & Bar seaviews. Lovely outdoor area, dog friendly, great beer. Another of our favourites.  09 372 2133

Spice café (on main street)  09 372 7659

The Bay @ Matiatia by wharf Seafront  09 372 8543

Vino Vino restaurant/bar/fire – sea view  09 372 9888

Wai Kitchen 1/149 Oceanview Rd, Oneroa 1081
09-372 7505   Great breakfast/lunch, food/coffee seaviews

Dragonfired pizza etc @ Little Oneroa beach (generally summer only)


Onetangi (7km)

Beachfront seafront cafe/bar  09 372 2565

Casita Miro -Vineyard/restaurant – one of our absolute favourites for evening dining.  Probably just a little too far to walk…but only just! 09 372 7854

Charlie Farley –seafront Restaurant – probably our favourite for lunch on a day when we’re having a stroll on Onetangi beach!  Dog friendly, but you have to sit outside.  09 3724106

GrubToGo – KiwiStyle pizza/takeaway  09 372 3166

Jesters Onetangi Vineyard 09 3721014

Margarita’s – Mexican – Saratoga Vineyard Estate 09 3726372

Nice Touch Golf Club café  09 372 3344

Stonyridge Vineyard/cafe  09 372 8822

The Shed (Te Motu Vineyard) restaurant  09 372 6884

Waiheke Golf Club cafe ..  09 372 3344

Wild On Waiheke -winery/Brewery. Amazing ginger beer, fun activities, lovely food platters, outdoor seating  09 3723434

Peacock Sky, Onetangi.  Wine,  lunch platters .  09 950 4386


Rocky Bay (7km)

Ridgeview restaurant/winer  09 372 3223

Te Whau Vineyard/restaurant  09 372 7191

Ringawera Bakery 104 Te Whau Drive. Award-winning bakery, and excellent coffee. Well worth a visit, but only open until 11.30am each day.


Further afield…
Passage Rock Vineyard/café  09 372 7257

Salumeria italian bar/restaurant ..  09 372 2148

View East wine, lunch platters .  09 372 2717

Poderi Crisci al fresco dining highly recommended  09 372 2148

Man o War Vineyards.  Fabulous for lunch if you have a little time and your own transport. www.manowarvineyards.co.nz/  Tasting room, lovely view.