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Bennetts Cafe

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Cafe, Contemporary, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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52 Moir Street, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
+64 9-431 5072
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09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 16:00
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Wellsford, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried again to see if any improvement. As the title, then forgot items from order, missing items arrived 10 minutes after everyone else had finished. No apology and poor attitude expressed for complaining. Could not care less attitude spoiled a family outing and disgraced Mangawhai to visitors.

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Thank andrewS609LX
Barry
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172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in to look at the famous chocolate and to taste and buy. Decided to stay for lunch and found the menu not having the variety one expects from such an establishment. We settled for a snack and decided on an early dinner else where. The staff were most welcoming, the atmosphere relaxing just a pity there was nothing on... More 

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Thank johnamason
Matakana, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This is a must when you go to Mangawhai. It is a lovely chocolate place. You can also watch a short movie that tells you all about chocolate; plus we got to see people making the chocolate as it was during the week. It smells good, it tastes nice, it looks amazing!

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Thank LoloMacky
Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Visited for brunch on Sunday 5th February. We are reasonably frequent visitors there & this is the first time we have been very disappointed by Bennetts Cafe. When we arrived, we were relieved to see there weren't too many people there then, & we sat outside. At 9:40 we ordered (#11): 4 flat whites / 2 x chicken caramelised onion... More 

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1 Thank lindsandjule
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Stopped off with the kids for a quick snack while passing through the chocolate factory, great range of food and the coffee was great.

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Thank Mark j
Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We came here after a long walk. The venue is lovely and the chocolate shop amazing. We went just for coffee and cakes as the brunch options seemed very pricey. The brioche was a little dry, the apple tarts lovely, but overall we just felt it was pretty expensive for the quality of the food.

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1 Thank MGPOROHO
Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The service is very hit and miss. Seems that there are loads of staff but no good system to get the food and drinks out. It seems fast to eat there and wait for coffees. The food is really good and in a food location.

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Thank craftysole
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Great food and coffee and you must visit the chocolate shop! A real treat! Great for breakfast, brunch and lunch or just for coffee.

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Thank ForrieNZ
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114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We make this place a must stop every time we are in Mangawhai, it never fails to deliver. Thw chocolate is made onsite and you can watch the factory at work. The cafe serves outstanding coffee Enjoy

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Thank Brett H
Mangawhai, New Zealand
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is a great addition To Mangawhai, i have taken many visitors here and not been disappointed. We go more in good weather as we enjoy the courtyard setting. The food is always lovely, the wine list though not huge has a decent house red and one is given a good measure. The staff lovely and service good, i recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Contemporary, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 16:00
Monday
09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:00
Thursday
09:00 - 16:00
Friday
09:00 - 16:00
Saturday
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Moir Street, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangawhai
  • Phone Number: +64 9-431 5072

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