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So French Café Deli

Address: 2 Neville Street, Warkworth 

Wheelchair access:  Yes

Mobility parking:   No, however 3 mobility parks in the street nearby.

Accessible toilets:  Yes excellent.

Friendly and welcoming:  Yes  friendly, welcoming.

Any other accessible features? Yes, a good variety of seating areas, a large table that is great for getting wheelchairs around, couches and standard coffee tables. Bar stools in window.

Coffee rating: Excellent!

Any ecofriendly/plastic reducing practices?  Yes, napkins and cups, and you are able to bring your own.

Coffee Club 

Address: The Grange, 4/67 Auckland Rd, Warkworth

Reviewed by AIM, 29.10. 2020

Wheelchair access:  Yes, in the front door and all through the building. 

Is there plenty of room for wheelchairs?  Yes, very wide spaces between tables and at the counter. Room to get to the toilet and to a deck out the back.

Mobility parking:  Yes but a little walk away in the car park     

Accessible toilets:  Yes, very good. Quite a lot of room for an average wheelchair but not enough room for a large wheelchair and support person. There was room for large wheelchair on its own but might be tight depending on the size of the wheelchair. Nice and clean, low sink and mirror.

Friendly and welcoming:  Yes very! 

Any other accessible features? Couldn’t see any.

Coffee/drinks rating: 4.5 / 5

Any ecofriendly/plastic reducing practices?  Paper straws, keep cups for sale, coffee grounds on request.

General: Great coffee and friendly atmosphere

Overall rating:  4.5/5

Columbus Café - Mitre 10 

Address: Mitre 10 MEGA, Cnr Woodcocks Rd & Mansel Drive, Warkworth

Wheelchair access:  Yes

Mobility parking:   Yes   

Lots of room?  Average for a Mobility vehicle, otherwise good for a car.

Accessible toilets:  Yes excellent, lots of room and even a shower.

Friendly and welcoming:  Yes very friendly, welcoming and helpful.

Any other accessible features? Yes automatic doors made it easy for wheelchairs to move in and out of the shop.

Coffee rating: Excellent!

Any ecofriendly/plastic reducing practices?  Yes they give away coffee grounds. 

Plume Cafe

Address:  49A Sharp Rd, Matakana  

Reviewed by AIM, 6th May  2021


Wheelchair access into the building:  Good, wide entrance and a non-slip mat.

Is there plenty of room for wheelchairs to get around?  Yes

Mobility parking:   1 disability park right in front of building  

Lots of room?  Yes

Accessible toilets:  Good, good amount of room for a wheelchair and support person.  Poor access to get into the bathroom (too narrow) so power chair would struggle with this.   Mirror and sink at good height.

Friendly and welcoming:  Yes

Any other accessible features?   

Coffee/drinks rating:   5/5 

Any ecofriendly/plastic reducing practices?  No plastic observed

General: Lots of outside seating, lovely café

Overall Rating:  4.5/5

Warkworth Hotel


Address: 9 Queen St, Warkworth (no address on website)

Reviewed by AIM, March 2021


Wheelchair access into the building: Good

Is there plenty of room for wheelchairs to get around?  Average space to get in and out. We sat on the sofa near the front door as there was not enough room to go anywhere else apart from outside.

Mobility parking:  on street parking, mobility  parking at the library 5 minute walk away.  

Accessible toilets:  Excellent, not only were they functional for someone using a wheelchair but beautifully decorated. Well done!

Friendly and welcoming:  Yes, very.  We had a warm welcome and friendly service.

Any other accessible features? Not that we could see.

Coffee/drinks rating: Good

Any ecofriendly/plastic reducing practices? 

General: Overall the staff tried really hard to make us feel welcome.  On a nice day sitting outside would have been perfect with plenty of room, however the room inside was a little tight. It would have been difficult to not feel in the way if it had been busy inside.

Overall Rating:   3/5


Address: 70 Kokihi Lane, Snells Beach

Newly re-opened - no website/FB page

Reviewed by AIM, 19.11. 2020


Wheelchair access into the building: Yes, two ramps either side at the front of the building

Is there plenty of room for wheelchairs to get around?  Yes there was plenty of room between tables

Mobility parking:  No but there were large parking spaces available  

Lots of room?  Yes

Accessible toilets:  Yes, excellent! 4/5   large, clean with accessible toilet with rail, low sink, soap dispenser and paper towels.  The mirror was too high for someone using a wheelchair.

Friendly and welcoming:  yes 5/5

Any other accessible features? Great ramps to get in and out of building, plenty of room to maneuver around the café. Access to toilet clear. The tables were a good height for a small wheelchair to fit underneath.

Coffee/drinks rating:  5/5!

Any ecofriendly/plastic reducing practices?  Didn’t see any and the straws were plastic, however, this café is brand new and is still setting up.

General: Very good for such a new café, a lot of thought had gone into the toilets and general access for wheelchairs.

Overall Rating:  5/5

We visit our local cafés and tourist spots in and around Warkworth, and then review them based on their accessibility, hospitality, service and recycling commitments. Click on the names of cafés for links to their websites.


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