Prof's - Woodlands

42 Whitikahu Road, Gordonton 3791

Recommended New Outdoor Seating

Prof'[email protected] is a cafe/restaurant/bar nestled within the historic Woodlands Estate. Situated on the edge of a cricket oval beneath huge old trees planted in the 19th century, this gem of a cafe offers fabulous food and excellent coffee away from the pressures of the city. Wednesday to Friday over winter for breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon tea, Open longer in the warmer seasons, Prof's is also great for private functions at any time such as birthdays, special outings work functions and more. While parents sit back and enjoy fine food, children can run about in the cricket oval or amuse themselves with a range of toys, including trolleys and a giant chess set from the cafe. Afterwards take a stroll in the heritage gardens, awarded the prestige of being a Garden of National Significance. And do pop into the historic homestead, where the Anchor brand started. Wheelchair access available. We look forward to the pleasure of your company!

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 42 Whitikahu Road, Gordonton 3791
  • Cross Street: Gordonton Rd
  • Cuisine: New Zealand | Sunday Brunch | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Other |
  • Parking: Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: 0.00 | Not BYO
  • Phone: 027 4690694
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Catering Services, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Healthy Options,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Business Dining, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Cafe | Closed
Tuesday
Cafe | Closed
Wednesday
Cafe | All Day 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  
Thursday
Cafe | All Day 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  
Friday
Cafe | All Day 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  
Saturday
Cafe | All Day 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
Sunday
Cafe | All Day 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

  F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Not fully. It has a roof and an open weave cloth backing. So sheltered from sun and light rain, but not rain with winds. Outdoor heating available.
Definitely! We have carefully designed our menu and supporting systems so we can seamlessly cater to most preferences. Talk to us about your needs.
Yes. We have had many enjoyable exclusive functions, from fine dining for smaller groups, wedding receptions to BBQs for over 200.people. However it does depend on your likely spend and regulatory conditions . Talk to us
Yes. However it does depend on your likely spend and regulatory conditions. Booking can include the pavilion, cricket sets, toys and speaker. Talk to us
Definitely! Up to a few hundred. We ask that you contact us by phone 0274690694 of email [email protected] for groups largern than 13 so we can work with you to make your celebration special.

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 22, 2020
Vicki W.

We will be back. Thanks


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 14, 2020
Christine K.

Fabulous place with great vegan food plus plenty of non vegan too.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 01, 2020
Sandie M.

The staff and service were excellent. My husband became unwell and they were extremely kind and helpful. Thank you.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 01, 2020
Philip H.

You may want to check that the plastic sheeting is firmly attached to the frames: there were some cold draughts occasionally, which could be a problem in the depths of winter!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 01, 2020
Aldrich M.

Food was great. Ambiance and staff service was amazing. Garden near the cafe is also a good place to go to after a hearthy meal. Highly recommended.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 31, 2020
Sandra B.

Fantastic!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 31, 2020
Mike and Paula B.

Very nice lunch, welcoming, lovely setting and ambience. Waiting staff member for our table obviously new but extremely keen to help and pleasant young man. We wish them all well.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 30, 2020
Dorothy S.

Our waitress was lovely, she was smiley and very pleasant to talk to. The food was delicious and service was prompt. Will be back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 25, 2020
Laurence M.

Awesome service, great atmosphere, loved the food, stunning venue. Prof's Cafe is such a lovely place to have a great meal in such a beautiful setting at Woodlands Gardens.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 23, 2020
Shane R.

The perfect venue for a casual business lunch. We were looked after with just the right amount of contact by prof’s excellent staff. This will be a regular for us, a country cafe at its best


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 08, 2020
Fiona H.

Always enjoy this establishment in a lovely environment serving great food, a good menu and pleasant staff.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 01, 2020
David S.

Fantastic setting will be back


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 7/10
May 25, 2020
Caleb M.

Very good service and food. Great to see a number of vegan options available. Will definitely be back.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 01, 2020
Kevin B.

Good value, great food and service and a brilliant spot. The only negative thing we felt were that the tables were a little bit too close together, not an issue for us at the time but if it had been a full house it would have been a bit cramped. The person serving us apologized in advance about a shortage of staff on the Day but we were still served efficiently and timely, no problems, will definitely come again in summer to enjoy the grounds more!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 01, 2020
Julie C.

Great venue, very noisy for my husband who struggles to hear even with hearing aids.love to return when it’s warmer and sit outside.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
May 26, 2020
Ruth B.

Everything very nice but French toast was very soggy - so sadly not a 10/10. We love Profs at Woodlands and will be back soon


Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 24, 2020
Jess B.

Coffee was lovely and staff were friendly