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Takapuna Beach Cafe

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22 the Promenade | Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
+64 9-484 0002
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Highly rated but noisy

This is a very highly rated cafe and it deserves all its accolades. The location is second to none. There are not many cafes with such spectacular views. I love the fact that this cafe is so popular with locals and visitors. There is always a buzz about it but that's also a negative in my view... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Had the most amazing lunch, the service was warm and friendly without being over familiar. The food looked and tasted great, the view is inspiring, it is priced higher than most cafes but it ticks so many boxes that I think it's justified.. The only thing I would say is there is only 2 toilets so the queue was long..... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Great location, polite ,prompt, efficient service, aerated water a bonus BUT the food has deteriorated so much since the change of menu Dishes look so good & attractively plated but cut into them & they turn to tasteless massed produced mush. Fish is covered in piles of light batter & a very mean serving underneath. Value for dollars is not... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is a very highly rated cafe and it deserves all its accolades. The location is second to none. There are not many cafes with such spectacular views. I love the fact that this cafe is so popular with locals and visitors. There is always a buzz about it but that's also a negative in my view. Inside, the tables... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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72 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I love the ambience here, overlooking the beach. How come so fewveteries havewater views in Auckland!! The rosti with crispy bacon , perfectly poached egg and hollandaise sauce is brunch heaven.. The Milse selection is not nearly as good as visiting Milse in Britomart... The staff are not as well trained as Ortalano, yet all are owned by the same... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Four of us had lunch at the Cafe, overall very nice experience and super friendly and accomodating staff. Food was good and very well presented. Outside seating facing the beach is excellent. It drizzled so we went inside. The staff found us a place during busy time no problems. It can be a little noisy when busy. This is because... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

If you are looking for a Gelato experience ,this is the best in Takapuna. Lovely flavours and great choice. However,we wanted some take away food and went for the Fish and Chips, which we thought it should be better than other less pretencious places. unfortunately, it is just an overpriced take away. my recommendation stick to the gelato, that never... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This cafe has everything going for it - great location, excellent views, excellent coffee (Allpress), lunch, takeaway menu and very capable, approachable staff. Their evening takeaway is great to pick up and eat on the beach. But I feel it is now spoilt by their new "breakfast/brunch" menu. By this I mean 7.30am - 9.00am - too early for a... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

This cafe and deli has a fantastic location right on Takapuna beach with amazing views. It is busy and popular however if you do have to wait, they have a great call system of flashing lobster pagers so you can walk along the beach until your table is ready and return when your lobster flashes! The staff are very helpful... More 

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New Zealand
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37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

It was a while since I had been to the Takapuna Beach Cafe but it won't be long before I go again. Despite the cafe being very busy our food arrived within ten minutes and was delicious. The service was prompt and friendly and three different staff offered to box up one of our party's fish and chips that she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I recently met at this cafe for a business meeting. 1030 am on a weekday and it was evident how popular this place is......it was busy !! I was hungry, but due to being at a meeting I didn't want to have a full blown breakfast so settled for a coffee and a pastry. The food looked amazing and it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 the Promenade | Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-484 0002

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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