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Trainspotter Cafe

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39 Gillies Street | Kawakawa, Kawakawa 0210, New Zealand
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07:30 - 17:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 17:00
Fri 07:30 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 16:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit for a break when in the area. Try Engineers breakfast & don't forget fresh coffee

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Thank Paramjit S. G
Whangarei, New Zealand
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128 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is now known as 39 Gillies under new management and as such read the revues under 39 Gillies St Cafe and Boutique.

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Thank MusesMm
Kaitaia, New Zealand
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Nice setting friendly enough staff but they got orders all wrong. I asked for a salad and they were happy enough to make one for me I asked for no dressing it came with a nice dressing in separate container but when I looked closer the whole green salad was absolutely drenched in mayonnaise probably Best foods. Salad would have... More 

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Thank Rayanne72
Northland, Northland, New Zealand
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49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

feels nice looks nice and has lovely food! Great view of the Hundertwasser building opposite (they are toilets but trust me - it just looks awesome! )

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Thank sonicjett
Auckland, New Zealand
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60 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Apparently has very recently got a new owner , a new coat of grey paint , and the new name . Quite average , really , with only a limited range of cold drinks for those wishing to take a short break on the drive north . Staff are friendly enough .... but its best feature is a seat outside... More 

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Thank Jim J
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Needed to have late lunch on our way to Russell . Used good old Google and found the cafe . They were really happy to make me a gluten free bagel it was brilliant tasty fresh vibrant . Great little cafe

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Thank Helena M
Auckland, New Zealand
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257 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Nice little café located tight in the heart of Kawakawa directly opposite the Hundertwasser toilets. I drove through Kawakawa and circled back to try this café as it seemed to have a little more life then others in town. It was a Sunday afternoon and the café was super busy with a big groups of 12 just arrived before me.... More 

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Thank 67TravelBug67
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Fairly good range of food here - service a bit off, asked for coffee in takeaway cup got all food in takeaway bags too? Food was ok - nothing amazing - nice place to sit down would try somewhere else next time

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Thank therealhungryduck
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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269 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Basic country Cafe. Coffee was good and they had a reasonable range of foods. Locals were popping in steadily so it is fairly popular and friendly. If you need a coffee or snack this will do the job.

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Thank Adrian M
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493 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

The food is good, the service is a little slow (but so is the whole town) and the view of the really odd toilets across the road is worth the visit alone.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 16:00
Monday
07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 17:00
Thursday
07:30 - 17:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:30
Saturday
09:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Gillies Street | Kawakawa, Kawakawa 0210, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Kawakawa

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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?