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Western hills Drive | Kensington, Whangarei, New Zealand
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07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 14:00
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I actually go here 3 times a week, I am a member of the gym attached. The views from the cafe are beautiful, a popular place when sports are on. Good food in a great atmosphere.

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Thank Barbara S
Whangarei, New Zealand
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had Great coffee, muffins and Chocolate brownie. all were delicious and fresh. I would recommend this place. Great view over the sports grounds.

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Thank nanashazza2014
Whangarei, New Zealand
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

On this occasion we were celebrating a birthday, the choice of food was really good. The staff are always pleasant and service excellent.

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Thank Barbara S
Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Be it after a work-out at the gym, or just having a break on the road to somewhere else - this is a little hidden away gem cafe worthwhile spending some time at. Great food for sensible prices - with a fab terrace overlooking the Kensington sports grounds and the Parihaka ranges.

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Thank 1Maya23
Whangarei, New Zealand
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

The food and coffee were wonderful. We ordered the all-day breakfast and it was very enjoyable. The coffee was piping hot too which is awesome - so few places serve truly hot coffee. Only two small issues .... They didn't ask how we liked our eggs done, so thank goodness we liked poached eggs; and it took quite some time... More 

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Thank KevinNewtonNZ
Whangarei, New Zealand
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

This cafe has an awesome view of Parihaka and Kensington Park. Sitting on the deck on a summers day is wonderful. The staff are excellent and the food even better. Great coffee too.

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Thank maccie64
Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Refuel CAfe is what it is - a place for those playing various sports or taking part in the various exercise regimes to refuel after an energetic workout. It is a good place to meet up with friends or to have a good catch up session after Tai Chi for example. Food is great with a good variety from a... More 

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Thank Eric M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Average cafe with prices a little on the high side. $6.50 for a steak and mushroom pie that had been reheated in a microwave with soggy pastry and flavours more reminiscent of a chicken pie than steak. The pie would have benefited from being out of a conventional pie warmer with crisp pastry. Coffee was good and I had two... More 

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Thank Adrian M
Whangarei, New Zealand
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226 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is an easy place to choose as a meeting place for lunch. Easy parking, Handy to everyone from the suburbs. Nice location over looking the park. Lunch was OK not a great choice but with good company easy to stay all day.

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Thank Anne255371
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

My favourite morning stop when I am working in the area. HIGHLY recommend the eggs Benedict. Excellent coffee. I am generally on their door step when they are struggling to get set up soon after 7am, but always friendly and quick to hand over the morning paper. Great views over the playing fields of the Kensington Sports centre watching the... 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, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Western hills Drive | Kensington, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
Description
ASB leisure centre Kensington

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