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Waterfront Cafe & Bar

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Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Little Spot In Mangonui

I love coming here with friends for lunch dates. They have wonderful friendly staff and tasty food, never disappointed (:

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
AotearoaDBS
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Mangonui, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mangonui, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I love coming here with friends for lunch dates. They have wonderful friendly staff and tasty food, never disappointed (:

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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Best salad ever in a restaurant, and my steak was to die for. I was betting they pinched their chef from some fancy Auckland restaurant, but no he is a local. Stunning food.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

When I sat down I wasn't that excited about the menu...but WOW the eggs benedict was amazing! Really, really good, I would definitely go back, and the view is to die for.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We walked in to get lunch/brunch and a woman jumped up from a table and greeted us without any enthusiasm. We were told that breakfast finished in 10 minutes and lunch didn't start until 1130. It was 1120. We got given the breakfast menu and when I asked for the lunch menu I was reminded that lunch hadn't started yet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Excellent food the steak sandwich was devoured by my very fussy partner which says it all. Well worth stopping here.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Our first impressions were lack lustre service & a constant stream of backpackers coming in for the toilet. Glad we stayed; the food was well above average. Two teenagers pronounced pizzas "nice" - high praise - and the calamari & scallop salads were very good - the salad equally as tasty as the seafood.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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139 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I came here most days during my three week stay in Mangonui. The Summer Ale is really nice and I sat by the window looking out over the harbour. Their big breakfast was really good with lots of bacon and tasty sausages but at $17 I would have expected it to include a tea or coffee. The Wifi is $2.50... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We went there for coffee and iced chocolate and returned 2 days later for brunch. The location is superb and I could not fault the hot and cold drinks. The food was average and there was not a great selection on the menu.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

What a surprise this little oasis is in Mangonui with its fabulous food and service. We dined here over a couple of days and ordered various options on the menu to share and compare tastes, what a revelation! The restaurant is right on the waters edge with an open plan kitchen just a stones throw from your table, very intimate... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This little café surpassed itself with excellent food and presentation. We thought it punched above it's weight and it was evident the cook was making every effort to please. Four excellent meals with drink for $127. Friendly staff. The young lad that served us was polite. The place was clean and tidy. A great setting. This café could really make... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangonui

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pacific Rim

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