We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Waterfront Cafe & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Pacific Rim
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
Add hours for Waterfront Cafe & Bar and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: (iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no...
(iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&q=waterfront+cafe+mangonui&fb=1&gl=nz&hq=waterfront+cafe&hnear=Mangonui&view=map&cid=17404973711529897645&ved=0CEkQpQY&ei=is-8TNHVE6GitgP7nuTeBg&ll=-34.994427,173.534683&spn=0.006295,0.006295&iwloc=A&output=embed")(/iframe)(br /)(small)(a href="http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&q=waterfront+cafe+mangonui&fb=1&gl=nz&hq=waterfront+cafe&hnear=Mangonui&view=map&cid=17404973711529897645&ved=0CEkQpQY&ei=is-8TNHVE6GitgP7nuTeBg&ll=-34.994427,173.534683&spn=0.006295,0.006295&iwloc=A&source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left")View Larger Map(/a)(/small)
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 117 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Many happy returns

Excellent food - the chef understands what taste is, whereas so few others do. The cappuccinos used to be more reliable but now they're just "OK". Wonderful position with fantastic views.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
John G
,
Deal, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Deal, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Excellent food - the chef understands what taste is, whereas so few others do. The cappuccinos used to be more reliable but now they're just "OK". Wonderful position with fantastic views.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland, New Zealand
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Capriciosa - this takeaway pizza had a great topping combination and the base was scrunchy and flavoursome. Recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

The food was delicious, served by pleasant friendly staff. A local band played one evening which created a great atmosphere and made for a really good evening.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The cafe was really busy yet the service was good as was the food.The outlook is wonderful looking over the harbour.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

There isn't much on offer in mangonui , so it was nice to find this nice spot as recommended by our innkeeper. She told us to go early as the town is gone quiet by about 9 pm so we went shortly after 6 and within a half hour most tables were occupied. The menu was simple, not a lot... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Waterfront Cafe & Bar also viewed

Mangonui, Northland Region
Mangonui, Northland Region
 
Mangonui, Northland Region
 

Been to Waterfront Cafe & Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Description

(iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&q=waterfront+cafe+mangonui&fb=1&gl=nz&hq=waterfront+cafe&hnear=Mangonui&view=map&cid=17404973711529897645&ved=0CEkQpQY&ei=is-8TNHVE6GitgP7nuTeBg&ll=-34.994427,173.534683&spn=0.006295,0.006295&iwloc=A&output=embed")(/iframe)(br /)(small)(a href="http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&q=waterfront+cafe+mangonui&fb=1&gl=nz&hq=waterfront+cafe&hnear=Mangonui&view=map&cid=17404973711529897645&ved=0CEkQpQY&ei=is-8TNHVE6GitgP7nuTeBg&ll=-34.994427,173.534683&spn=0.006295,0.006295&iwloc=A&source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left")View Larger Map(/a)(/small)

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Waterfront Cafe & Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?