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Waterfront Cafe & Bar

Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 10 Restaurants in Mangonui
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pacific Rim
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Whangarei, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The setting is outstanding and the food was good too! Even more pleasing was that they were dog friendly! Excellent spot for breakfast....and lunch ....and dinner!! We had breakfast...generous and tasty eggs Benedict, smoothy was good too. Coffee was average but we are picky about coffee. Service was efficient and friendly. Will be back. PS: Had dinner here a couple... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Walked out on last visit ... Never again. rude and deserve to go bust! These people need serious training in customer service and maybe some are beyond it

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The waterfront cafe is very good. The waitress her looked after us was really attentive and everyone enjoyed their food. There is a reasonable selection of wines and beers and good outdoor seating. Overall a pleasant evening.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Only popped in for a few takeaway coffees which took a very long time to come out. The staff were rude and we felt we were a hassle to them.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
294 reviews 294 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We ate here on both nights in Mangonui - there is not much else to offer - and our experiences were mixed. First night there was only one other table occupied. The very pleasant young man who seemed to be head cook, bottlewasher and waiter happily went through the specials menu with us and made wine suggestions. The food was... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a busy place on a Saturday night but they found us a table and served up a great seared snapper. fast and furious in the kitchen but execellent quality.

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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Lovely little cafe/restaurant, attentive host and beautiful food! We had roast pork and beef fillet, was well cooked and presented! Lovely wine as well! Can't recommend enough

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

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