Prof's - Woodlands

42 Whitikahu Road, Gordonton 3791

$25 - $50 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!

Booking Notes:

Talk with us (0274690694), [email protected] if you want to have special conditions.

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

  F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Definitely! We have carefully designed our menu and supporting systems so we can seamlessly cater to most preferences. Talk to us about your needs.
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.
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 for groups larger than 15 you use our Functions booking app. Alternatively you can contact us by phone 0274690694 or email [email protected] 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 19, 2021
Doreen P.
Everything from food, to service to ambience was top notch. thank you to Angela and the team.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 29, 2021
Pauline B.
Wonderful experience would not have changed anything. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 25, 2021
Vivien A.
Maybe side shelters for the outdoor areas? Also when booking can we not choose indoor/outdoor? The staff were great. Good to be able to bring pets - our children were on their way home after staying with us and they had their pets - thank you Also great to be able to play games etc and to be seen from the restaurant

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
May 10, 2021
Penny M.
A lovely outlook while having lunch, food was very good, service was very good. A beautiful place to have lunch.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 25, 2021
Shelley V.
I had a wonderful afternoon with a great friend. 100% all round. Steak was perfect. Meal excellent and great service. Thank you Profs.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 21, 2021
Fiona G.
The food was delicious and not merely standard fare. The service was efficient and pleasant. The experience showed value for money

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 11, 2021
Sandra J.
Enjoyed our afternoon. Great service, lovely coffee and scone. Thanks

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 08, 2021
David L.
Very much enjoyed our visit and will defiantly be back. One very small suggestion which is probably more a personal preference to me would be the sausages. I had the breakfast and you put Kranski sausages on it. I would have found a herb type chipolata more in keeping with the rest of the food on my plate. This is nothing major and won't put me off having it again. Keep up the good work.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 07, 2021
Gaylene M.
We had a great time. Had two babies with us and they were well catered for and could move around easily when they got restless.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 04, 2021
Claire C.
Saturday of Easter ... brunch with friends. Fabulous and delicious meal as usual. Lovely setting outside. Plenty of caparking. Will return.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 01, 2021
Jacinta P.
Honestly, we couldn't believe we came across such an amazing place that suited our needs for our teams from Auckland and Hamilton to meet. The service was warm and rapid, we were checked on regularly, and all the food and coffees were delicious. We will be returning every quarter.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 30, 2021
Rachel H.
Fantastic service, highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 23, 2021
Alan J.
Excellent.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 10, 2021
Adele F.
Fabulous, attentive staff. Great food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 11, 2021
Sandie H.
Loved the venue - awesome service, delicious food and a great venue to meet a colleague travelling down from Auckland.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 10, 2021
Julie C.
We have dined here on a couple of occasions now, and we just love our dining experience. Top food, great ambience, we were outside which was perfect, as my husband is hard of hearing. Also we had our Grandson and Great Grandaughter,Who is only 1 years old,so perfect she could move around.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 05, 2021
Dena L.
We had an amazing experience and we looked after by the best staff. Everything was perfect!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 25, 2021
Steph M.
My friends and I loved our morning at Woodlands - the food was delicious and you catered for Shirley who has a gluten free diet. There's only one thing that I can think of: less marscapone in the crepes...was a bit of an overkill on the crepes. Other than that, it was brilliant!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 20, 2021
Karina H.
Great service. Even so the lady gave a set space that worked beautifully with the kids. Thanks great brunch family experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 17, 2021
Teresa S.
Beautiful food and setting. I love the little tea cups, very special to enjoy your tea! Wait staff were friendly. Thanks again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 16, 2021
Anne M.
Great to have so many vegan options and the food was awesome, thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 23, 2020
Carillon F.
Service was disappointing, coffee forgotten then arrived, when my guests arrived ,coffee ordered, but came after all meals arrived, after other drink orders!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 21, 2020
Jan B.
Such a wonderful venue for lunch. And the young lady who served us was delightful. beautiful food and not too expensive.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 19, 2020
Gwyn L.
Perfect setting, very friendly and helpful staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 16, 2020
Julie C.
Hi Thank you for a lovely lunch. We always love coming here and the staff are always super. Wishing you all a Merry Xmas Thanks

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 09, 2020
Jessica M.
Beautiful setting with a huge, open space for kids with a great selection of toys, activities, games & playhouse. Total winner! The menu was good, they were pretty busy & run off their feet & had run out of a few options but the staff were still cheerful & accommodating.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 08, 2020
Neil W.
Friendly staff, sumptuous food, awesome locale!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 02, 2020
Chloe P.
Very noisy but there were two or three big groups there too so probably not like that all the time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 30, 2020
Dan O.
We arrived an hour earlier than our booking time but were accomodated immediately ! Service and staff were great and overall a very enjoyable visit

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 25, 2020
Chrisanne T.
Wasn't that much to choose from on the menu as found there was too many egg dishes so that was the disappointment for me and others in my group. Also struck a very busy time as had to wait over an hour before we could order.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 13, 2020
Claudia B.
Everything was excellent thanks

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 12, 2020
Judith L.
A wonderful venue. Such friendly staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 14, 2020
Keren E.
We all enjoyed our visit. Setting, food and service was excellent.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 22, 2020
Catherine M.
Lovely staff, location, food. Seats inside were hard and after sitting for 10 mins became rather painful.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 22, 2020
Robert Sue I.
Great service, great food, great location

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2020
Helen C.
Lovely atmosphere .Great venue. Lovely staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 08, 2020
Margaret K.
Once again a lovely meal from my favourite cafe. Love the personal touch.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 08, 2020
Kathryn H.
The food was excellent (both my parents are raving about the salad), staff were lovely and it’s a great setting right on the old cricket oval with the games available. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 18, 2020
Matt C.
Great venue , awesome freindly staff , super speedy service and great food. Very child friendly! We will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2020
Debra B.
An amazing day. The staff were so lovely and accommodating. Food was devine. We will be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 06, 2020
david m.
This is a pleasure to write about a good cafe / resturant bullett points 1. fantastic tasting food, 2. very good caring service.3 ambiance great.4 good value. more important i will go back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2020
Monique B.
Cannot fault anything! Special note to our lovely young ladies serving us they were so helpful happy and professional. Will be back definitely

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2020
Kerri G.
Service we received was fantastic and the food was delish. Would love to visit in summer and sit outside

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 21, 2020
Jenfel O.
Love the food, the ambiance and great service. Perfect for celebrating my daughter’s birthday. Thank you for making it extra special.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 21, 2020
Lesley B.
Another great lunch at Prof's - service, food, value top notch..... Just scored the Ambiance lower as we had a joyous birthday party celebration next to us which limited conversation at times. However, having said that - this was in no way a reflection of the continued great food and wonderful, friendly and attentive service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2020
Bev C.
We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch for four on Sunday and would/will recommend Profs to Family and friends as a rendezvous in future.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2020
Helen J.
As always, I really enjoyed my lunch at prof. Very friendly service and excellent food...will be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2020
Arti R.
We loved overall.. the food was great. We ordered pork soup, it was a bit bitter and we mentioned to the waitress apart from that we were happy with the experience. The kids loved the outdoor

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2020
Grahame S.
An awesome experience enjoyed by all 15 in our party. Great place for children. Excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 23, 2020
Vicki W.
We will be back. Thanks