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Waterfront Cafe

) #4 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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Reviews (208)
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11 - 20 of 204 reviews

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Rested after a busy morning but only tried the hot drinks. Coffee was smooth and flavoursome, choc was hot and delicious- not too sweet. Service very friendly

Thank Gingerules
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Great bfasts and amazing falafel wrap. The muffins are delicious too. Great spot to sit and enjoy a beautiful day in the bay.

Thank Jazz168
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We were there on a beautiful day so we chose to eat outside and enjoy the view towards the wharf and and watch the passing parade. Food cafe style and very good. Staff very helpful and extremely friendly. Great coffee and iced chocolate, they third...More

Thank Killcare
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We had come over from Paihia on the ferry to have a look around and an board saying that this place did seafood chowder was enough to pull us in. Nice staff, good location and great chowder.

Thank SteveS1970
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Sunday lunchtime bliss with a fabulicious seafood chowder and with most amazing vista's over the bay looking towards Paihia . Curtious staff and good service, couldn't get any better .

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Stopped for a quick drink and a snack. Owner was very friendly and cakes were good. Nice views across the bay.

Thank _dave_mcmillan53
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Good food at a reasonable price, great staff. Nice to sit just looking out to see or watching the boats on the harbour. Thanks

Thank Digitalspy44
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Whilst waiting for our Dolphin trip we had a seafood chowder at the Cafe- service was friendly and the view was lovely- a great stop

Thank swimcol
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

There are options to sit outside, inside overlooking the bay or inside. All are comfortable enough. Food choice is ok, but service with a smile would have been nice. Gluten free bread available on request.

Thank HKinsey
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I had breakfast here several times while Staying the holiday home next door to the cafe. They were very nice and delivered the breakfast on the deck. Food was good standard. Would visit again.

Thank Matt_nz1
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine
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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