Kawhia has a reputation for fresh fish so it makes sense to try their catch while here. Annies is a pleasant, comfortable place to eat with fine food to match. Situated in the main street of Kawhia, you can park right outside or nearby and enjoy your visit.
We were intrigued by how the lovely Maori girl serving us broke into an almost different language to talk to her friends who came it. It was still English but with the unique dialect of the locals. Probably more a style than dialect, but interesting all the same.
Service was of a very high standard, polite, friendly and efficient.
Around the walls of the café are local art examples, which on the day we were there, depicted Maori women.
Annies also has an Internet Café attached for your convenience.
Favorite Dish: I can never really describe a favourite, as generally I don't go through the menu on a visit. However if you are a visitor to NZ and want to try something unique, then try the Whitebait Fritters. I don't go for them, but then I have the chance to try them anyway. But if you are a visitor to the country this is a great opportunity. Always remember with seafood to try it on the coast, where it should be freshest. If you are inland you know it has been transported.
Kawhia is also famous for Flounder fish, so here is a chance to try that if you like. Here at Annies I had a very nice Savoury Muffin followed by a sweet slice, along with very nice espresso coffee.