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Hansen's Cafe

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Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 8526
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

If you want a really nice breakfast (good selection) but don't want to pay the earth then give this café a go, we had breakfast there on our second morning, Hubby had the '1/2 size breakfast' ad had the hotcakes with blueberries, we both enjoyed our meals and very happy with the price :)

Thank AnnieLo1961
Auckland, New Zealand
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124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

I am a regular to this cafe and the food and coffee are consistently good. Combine the welcoming service and sea views - one of my favourite coffee destinations

Thank Phila987
Level Contributor
35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

We were going to a differnt restaurant but we were ignored... Hansen's was good find. We patiently waited until the trainee got it right. But eggs benedict with salmon, pancakes with bacon and blueberries, homemade muffins were worth the wait.

Thank pinayoz
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107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

My son had the Hansens Big breakfast, it came quickly enough (the previous reviewer had to wait though we got served quickly) and he was happy with the the cooked breakfast. Bottomless coffee a bonus of sorts though rather tasteless coffee. Even a separate flat white was not that enticing. Asking for a vegetarian option to the breakfasts prompted the... More 

Thank Bob G
Hong Kong, China
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191 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015 via mobile

Second day, different restaurant, and again I am asking if they lost my order. So it's a vacation place and one isn't looking for McDonald's speed, but thirty minutes for a simple breakfast when the place isn't full is too long. Food was fine but need to find someone who can cook stuff faster...

Thank Mark R
Centurion, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

They have a very nice Breakfast with bottomless coffee which is really value for money. Coffee is nice and warm. The view from the deck is priceless.

Thank Henriette S
Kawakawa, New Zealand
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

homemade scones and fresh bakes each day... so yum* cooked full breakie on the verandah with the view of paihia harbour right there*

Thank GrandeBlu12
Cambridge, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

When I order fish and chips at an ocean front cafe I don't expect to get frozen fish. Big breakfast was very average but cheap and filled a hole.

Thank nicola c
Southampton, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015

Right on the busy wharf with outside seating so that you can take in the stunning view across to Russell this cafe opens at 7am on the dot and is staffed by middle-aged ladies who are down to earth and broke no nonsense.The breakfast menu is extensive, well cooked and very good value for money in this tourist trap town.... More 

Thank smithfastjet
Subic, Philippines
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156 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

The staff / possibly even owners, we're so unprofessional and rude I am amazed this place is still open. The food was over priced and just ok. I rarely comment on individuals but feel it important to do so in this case. I would AVOID this place like the PLAGUE. Only my view but out of the 100 or so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 8526

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