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Blacksands Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Bow Street, Raglan, New Zealand
+64 7-825 8588
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07:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 16:00
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had full breakfast Mushrooms taste like soap? The sausages were really bad, thin and just not what I would expect to pay for out as they state they are local - supervalue is local ? Eggs cooked perfectly, tomatoes lovely , Potatoes hard,under cooked. I Ordered a vanilla milkshake and my friend paid a little more to have a thick... More 

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Thank Arowin67
Hamilton
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in here on Christmas Day for dinner as it was open. My partner ordered Pad Thai and I had the Kiwi Burger. Both were fantastic. My partner is a chef and said its the freshest and tastiest Pad Thai he's had and the prawns were a good size. My burger was a decent size and the bun wasn't your... More 

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Thank Monique S
Auckland, New Zealand
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible service, terrible food especially in a place where there are way better cafes to go too. Don't waste your time and money.

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Thank Lisa M
Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stopped by for a light meal and each got the salmon stack special. Don't. The dish was simple smoked salmon, a bagel, a poached egg, and a cottage cheese spread. Not one redeeming feature or ingredient -- like a lemon wedge -- to make it enjoyable. The smoked salmon felt and tasted like it wasn't fresh,... More 

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Thank MissSarahHart
Vancouver
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481 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rather chaotic. I ordered the 2 coffees a muesli cookie and savoury muffin and then waited maybe 5 minutes. Got the food, which was very mediocre. No coffee. Chased it up and finally it came just as I was asking for my money back. Wasn't bad coffee but the place is not worth a second try.

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Thank Coylum
Auckland, New Zealand
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90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in here for breakfast the other day & it was not a great experience. To start, menu is small & average. Just the basics, but nothing to be excited about. Our food came out & my partners order was wrong! So they had to take it back and remake it- meanwhile I had to eat my food as... More 

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Thank KellyZ_AZ
Raglan
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location on the corner in the center of the township makes Black Sands a popular cafe for visitors as there are table settings on the footpath on both sides so it's nice to sit outside and enjoy the activity. The food is OK but a predictable menu with nothing that jumps out and is a 'must have'. The staff... More 

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Thank Sandra825
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Lovely cafe on the corner of Raglan. Great breakfast and coffee's. The staff were cheerful and ready to make your food the way you like it.

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Thank USANZ1
Wellington, New Zealand
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Requiring an early breakfast on a Sunday there was not a lot to offer in Ragland, however, open at 7am the full menu was available. This was comprehensive and not at all expensive. The service was also very good.

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Thank Rodney B
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I went with a friend. Friend ordered the cheeseburger with a macchiato. She said the burger was very nice but a bit "drippy". The macchiato burnt her face off and wasn't actually a macchiato. I ordered the french toast with bacon and caramelised banana. It was very good but I think I contracted immediate diabetes. If it were smaller portions... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 16:00
Monday
07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 16:00
Thursday
07:30 - 16:00
Friday
07:30 - 16:00
Saturday
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bow Street, Raglan, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Raglan
  • Phone Number: +64 7-825 8588

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