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St Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro

) #122 of 1,866 Restaurants in Auckland ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, European,
387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 9-575 6995
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (28 reviews)
“smoked fish” (11 reviews)
“poached eggs” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
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Reviews (218)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Set in a modern almost industrial style building just across the road from St Heliers Beach, this is a lovely spot to come for a nice bistro style meal. The food was good quality and generous helpings with friendly staff and nice surroundings. The place...More

Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great café in St Heliers Wonderful atmosphere!!! Great menu + cabinet food!! food was very good and very tasty Very good coffee service was friendly and efficient Dog friendly café which in my eyes is always a bonus

Thank Brycee10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always packed on the weekend. Great selection of eggs, crepes plus cabinet food if you just want something like. Great service and quick turnaround which is important with little ones.

Thank kiwis-in-UK
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We come here for brunch with our 3 young children regularly. Service always prompt, child friendly, great atmosphere and the food is fantastic! Eggs benedict with smoked fish is my favourite. Followed by ice-cream on the beach for dessert...

Thank Sheela P
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Booked with great anticipation for lunch having been told great things but sadly failed to live up to expectations. Wait staff were ambivalent & we felt in the way. Food average but very expensive. Not againMore

2  Thank Pete B
HipGroup, Public Relations Manager at St Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Hi Pete, Thank you so much for caring enough to let us know that your recent experience at St Heliers wasn't up to its usual standard. Whenever one of our customers takes the time to let us know that something isn't quite right we always...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

This place is always busy but they keep the tables moving pretty fast. Ideal for brunch, or grab an ice-cream and sit across the road in the sun, overlooking Rangitoto.

Thank Solange F
Reviewed 16 April 2017

When in Auckland I always visit as I love the smoked fish option as an extra. My eggs were a little overcooked this time but still soft. The breakfast/brunch is wonderful with great coffee and fabulous views over to the beach.

Thank janwholeboxndice
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Visited with my daughter-in-law, last week, and we both really wanted some soup for lunch. Soup was unavailable that day but the Maitre D advised that they could turn some cauliflower puree into soup for two of us, as a one off. It arrived, beautifully...More

Thank Pokeno8
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Creative dishes, fresh ingredients ( of course!), and attentive, friendly service. Obviously, locals love this place...steady stream of diners.

Thank Lee J
Reviewed 4 April 2017

A must-visit if you are in Auckland. Take a waterfront bus out to St Heliers for some lovely harbour views, then head for this waterfront cafe, a locals' favourite. Stylish decor, attentive service, great food and wine at not-exorbitant prices.

Thank OscarTammy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-575 6995
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Opened December 2012
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