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Waterfront Cafe & Bar

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Pizza, Seafood, Pacific Rim
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Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
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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
Fast service

Had the breakfast and it was a generous portion size and beautifully cooked. Best hot chocolate I have ever had. RFeasonably proced and beautiful view.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Archie2016
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a great meal at The Waterfront Cafe. Fantastic place to sit, enjoy the meal and the view. The staff were great.

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Thank Linda P
Whangarei, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had the breakfast and it was a generous portion size and beautifully cooked. Best hot chocolate I have ever had. RFeasonably proced and beautiful view.

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Thank Archie2016
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here for an digestive and a dessert. Sat and looked over the Harbour. Was very misty and drizzly but still pretty with some evening sunset.

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Thank kath486
Auckland
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here a couple of times and each time the food was delicious. The service needs to improve a lot. It is too slow. The first night the restaurant was very busy, it took too long for our table to be cleared. We wanted dessert but got tired of waiting, Paying the bill took a long time. Two nights... More 

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Thank Hibiscus9
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a helpful and friendly waiter. Being vegan the menu wasn't great but they were accommodating in letting me create my own breakfast which was pretty good. My boyfriend had the fish cakes and thought they were awesome, he preferred this breakfast to the cafe down the road. Coffees were good, my dad and boyfriend asked for them to... More 

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Thank heygeorgiegirl
Mangonui, New Zealand
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111 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On being disappointed with the service from other local cafe's we thought we would come to the Waterfront Cafe for a change. On entering the cafe we were acknowledged, and we ordered 2 mocha's. We then noticed some tempting muffins on the counter, but the staff member who had taken our coffee order did not seem interested in informing us... More 

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Orewa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning location right across the road from the water. Food worth the wait. Beautifully cooked vegetables. Not overdone with excess flavours. Duck and beef both cooked to perfection.

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Thank KimandGraham
Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Waterfront is reasonably priced with great Pizza options which the kids cleaned up no problem. Also next level food options with crispy duck breast, eye fillet and lamb rump options. I had Hapuka fish of the day which was well cooked and tasty, leaving me wanting more. Great spot for drinks sitting at the open window too.

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Thank Smerkd007
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was tasty and service was good for breakfast, but service is generally pretty slack for dinner and I can't always say the dinners are always great (pizzas are good though). We've resorted to only having breakfast there, which I do love, and do enjoy their coffee.

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Thank CountryMumOf3
Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for a quick breakfast before leaving Mangonui and Waterfront was a decent stop. The coffee was okay and the meal decent; I always use the breakfast grills to assess the quality of the establishment. The poached eggs were a bit overdone and it looks like they use a special apparatus to make them, because they were in the... 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: Pizza, Seafood, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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