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Waterfront Cafe & Bar

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Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
+64 9-406 0850
Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Hastings, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great little cafe. Views over the Mangonui Harbour at high tide were stunning as we enjoyed beautifully tender squid, magnificently cooked Hapuka and were even tempted with dessert. It was a busy night but the young woman who was our waitress was smiling and cheerful and very helpful. If you are in the vicinity you need to try... More 

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Thank Sajoni
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We choseca large vegitarrean pizza to share as we thought that this was a safe bet. But the whole pizza was overcooked and it was hard to distinguish or indeed taste the topping. About 20pc of pizza was so burned that we left it. I had a glass of red wine for NZD8.50 which I rejected as it tasted like... More 

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Thank Alf O
Aust
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good pizza Thin base with very tasty toppings The largest size is more than enough for 2 people There is a bar attached to this cafe so you can a drink with your food. Lunchtime review

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Thank Richard C
Napier, New Zealand
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table for 10 midweek. The staff were friendly and our meals were delicious, if rather slow to arrive. The location is waterfront - beautiful setting. I had the gluten free lamb pizza and highly recommend it!

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Thank Cathcam55
Blaine, Washington
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had one of the best meals anywhere in the world on Valentine's Day. The calamari entree was excellent - no bread batter, just delicately sautéed. We chose the scallops for our main - entree size - and they were succulent. Dessert was, for me, the best creme Bruce anywhere, and for him the brandy snaps- definitely decadent. The service... More 

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Thank Helen W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food in a wonderful waterfront setting - we all enjoyed our modern cafe style food. A highlight of Doubtless Bay.

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Thank jetsetterj2015
Kaitaia, New Zealand
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location, and setting. Don't know if it was just the time of day, atmosphere was a bit off- not welcoming vibes. Food was decent, typical cafe food. Pizza yum, calamari salad had almost too much going on with a massive mountain of chopped verges/ sauce/lemon I didn't find it balanced but that's just my preference. Service okay. Coffee great.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is superb. The chef has experience around the world and has owned this restaurant/cafe for many years. The locals love it and so many people visit when they stay in the Far North. Beautiful food and atmosphere

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Thank 4252loulou
Gloucester
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had brunch at the Waterfront Cafe and it was lovely! Excellent coffee and eggs Benedict with bacon was superb! The staff were friendly and seemed happy in their work which was nice to see. Great experience overall!

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Thank Taipa22
Manchester, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time here, brought by frequent flyers- excellent squid, snapper, fresh veggies, all eaten with a view of the bay and a bottle or two of Pinot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Pizza, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangonui
  • Phone Number: +64 9-406 0850
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