On the way to Papamoa on Maunganui Road, in the small Central Parade shopping centre, the Back Porch is way more stylish than its name would have you believe. Uno magazine rates the food as ‘delicious’. Gourmet pizza (terrific toppings) a speciality. Kiddy-friendly with sandpit, mini-table and toys. Licensed/BYO.Open Sun-Tues, 8am—3.30pm (no dinner service), dinner Wed-Sat 8am-late.
510 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui. (07) 575 3337