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Waterfront Cafe

) #7 of 20 Restaurants in Russell ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, , Seafood
23D The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7589
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“falafel wrap” (4 reviews)
“hash browns” (5 reviews)
“chai” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
23D The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 204 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best cafe in russell . Food consistently good , coffee excellent , mocha delicious . Been coming here 3 years never a complaint always above average .

Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We enjoyed having lunch along the Strand at this cafe. They had some interesting and unusual dishes to try. Staff was very friendly.

Thank TropicSplendor
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Had the homemade pie and chips for a treat. A bit unhappy with the mince pie sounded great but was very ordinary. Chai lattie was okay and iced coffee was good.

Thank rossndi2015
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for morning tea and we really enjoyed ourselves. The food was delicious and reasonably priced - including gluten free options! Waterfront seating is great to see the world go by in Russell

Thank boourns23
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Great coffee and a choice of a table inside on the verandah or outside on the beach front. Very peaceful spot with seabirds flying around and the small boats crossing the harbour behind. Convenient location near the ferry wharf in Russell

Thank j0hnty47
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This is another cafe we visit as a must every visit to Paihia, across on the ferry to Russell. We sit at the same table every time and look out over the water back to Paihia to watch the world go by.

Thank 106emt
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Stopped in here for breakfast prior to a scenic cruise. The food was reasonably priced and reliable (actually the muesli was quite tasty). Not fancy but steady, good eats.

Thank Seiff
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We spent a couple of Days in Russell and the Waterfront Cafe has been one of our favorite places to stay. Wonderful view over the bay and delicious Cappuccino, Latte and Chai Lattes. Since one person of our party has to eat strictly gluten free,...More

Thank Urs S
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast here, eggs on toast with added hash browns. Great price for the portion size. Awesome view literally sitting on the beach front. Quick service and friendly staff

Thank Been_and_Gone94
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice breakfast here with great views....meals were a little on the slight size for the cost, but enjoyable.

Thank Mark H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23D The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: +64 9-403 7589
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Licensed cafe right on the waterfront at Russell, Bay of Islands. Sheltered courtyard at rear when the wind is off the water. Great breakfasts and superb Atomic coffee, new exciting lunch options as well. Plenty of gluten free options available. Come and enjoy the view with a cold beer or glass of wine. WiFi available.
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