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Boatshed Cafe

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8 Clendon Esplanade, Rawene, New Zealand
+64 9-405 7728
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08:30 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 15:30
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very oldfashioned hand made coffee and excellent cakes! service also very friendly and helpful. this is our stop in rawene!

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Thank manfred h
New Zealand
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107 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little gem is situated only a minutes walk from the ferry at the picturesque town of Rawene...a gem in itself. The shed itself is quaint and cute over the water We visited with friends from overseas and they too LOVED it!...Panini, soup, mushrooms and toast and quick and delightful service from friendly staff. I really did have to have... More 

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Thank KiwiLint
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food - try the raw fish - and the pizza was also very good. Good coffee and service prompt and friendly.

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Thank Carol D
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks for a beautiful breakfast 🍳 We enjoyed our scrambled eggs on the deck literally out above the high tide. Great staff that were friendly and excellent at their jobs😊

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Thank chasingtheheat
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only had coffee but given we are coffee critics, I thought we should recommend that you buy your coffee from here. Not the closest cafe to the ferry but worth the walk.

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Thank Murray G
london
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here and it was just delightful A god selection of food was on offer, a majority home cooked and using the best ingredients. Nice to sit out on the deck and enjoy the view. 10 out of 10.

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Thank jmankelow
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing staff, really friendly, Variety of food not only delicious but A+ presentation. Must try the Pizza as yummo. Best coffee for miles. Clean, artistic setting with a veranda over the water to just relax and enjoy

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Thank toots_kiwi
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Ate there with my parents. I had something lite , but my Dad had a soup which he said was the best he has ever had, and my mum had a raw fish salad. First time in Rawene. What a cute little place. I love the kiwi service. it is so genuine. great hot chocolate too.

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Chichester
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130 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We arrived on the ferry across the tranquil Hokianga from Kohukohu into Rawene under blue, blue skies. And soon settled ourselves onto the deck over the water here with plates of simple well-cooked fare from the lovely ladies of the quirky and wonderful Boatshed... This thankfully and blissfully remote part of the Northlands is to be savoured for its marvellous... More 

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Hokianga
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

If you are in Rawene you have to do it. The bacon and eggs with the kawakawa salt was absolutely devine and to top it off I washed down with a gorgeous mochaccino. You're just not going to be disappointed. A big thumbs up to Teresa and the team. Make sure you call in to see Joey from Maori Magic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 15:30
Monday
08:30 - 15:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 15:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 15:30
Thursday
08:30 - 15:30
Friday
08:30 - 15:30
Saturday
08:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Clendon Esplanade, Rawene, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Rawene
  • Phone Number: +64 9-405 7728

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?