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1 Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bit Underwhelming

Arrived with friend for brunch, first time we've been here.. we noticed it needed a bit more care with cleaning as some tables hadn't been wiped down properly and showed dried food/drink spills. Good seating options & bright and airy inside. This cafe is situated around the corner from the beach... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2014
Rochelle C
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Tauranga, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Tauranga, New Zealand
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Arrived with friend for brunch, first time we've been here.. we noticed it needed a bit more care with cleaning as some tables hadn't been wiped down properly and showed dried food/drink spills. Good seating options & bright and airy inside. This cafe is situated around the corner from the beach - so no beach views. Service very basic &... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Our Grab One voucher provided for two lunch or breakfast meals. I ordered the vegetarian stack, specifying gluten free bread, and my husband ordered the vegetarian salad. We noted that there were plenty of options for us as gluten-sensitive vegetarians. The waitress politely pointed out that gluten-free bread had a small surcharge above and beyond the voucher; we were expecting... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Our ladies group arrived late(right when they were closing). They readily went into serving and taking our order. The restaurant is right next door from Oceanside Resort & Twin Towers. Breakfast was good, luncheon salads were fresh and nicely portioned. Carrot cake was awesome.

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Central Coast
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Dined with four Adults. First meal was served at least 30 minutes before the other three meals.Service was appalling. Desserts caused much laughter as apple pie consisted of a biscuit with apple slices placed on top. Definately wouldn't be a restaurant to take Children to as they would be so hungry waiting for their meal. A really funny experience but... More 

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Tauranga
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

A great place for a pleasant meal in a fantastic location handy to Maunganui Beach. A good choice of mains, we have dined here several times and will again in the future - lunch and dinner. Service was great (and literally with a smile) each time too, and prices most reasonable

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Hastings
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

5 had lunch here, food was good value for money Drinks took a long time to come We sat outside and there was no shade offered (very much needed) Bathrooms were a bit dodgy The worst thing was when the waiter brought my drink he leaned in close and had the worst morning breath ever, nearly put me off my... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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117 reviews 117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

After walking around the base of the mountain we were looking for a cheap coffee and muffin to replenish the body and found it here. A coffee and muffin for $6 was the cheapest around and the muffin came with whipped cream and jam as a free extra. The coffee was as good as anywhere at the Mount and a... More 

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tauranga
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Went here to use a grab one voucher, 2 main courses for the price of one. It was not busy at all but it was a miserable night weather wise, although some places in the Mount mainstreet were very busy, along the waterfront it was deserted. I ordered the eye fillet steak and my wife the filled chicken breast wrapped... More 

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Auckland NZ
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I had brought a voucher off Grabone-Dinner for two. I'm Glad we did. The Calamari King Prawns were so fresh The Best I have ever had. My main meal Steak just cooked perfect to how I like my steak to be, Steak melted in my mouth. Summer Sands I will be back.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is a large restaurant with pleasant although not overly friendly staff. Prices are a bit on the high side especially considering the foods seems almost like it has come out of the microwave and from packet. Very centrally located and an easy stroll from most of the hotels.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga  >  Mount Maunganui

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental

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