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Hardware Cafe

Titirangi Road, Auckland, New Zealand
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Ranked #407 of 1,180 restaurants in Auckland
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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77% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Needed a real pick me up meal tonight and we didn't feel like a curry so called in at "The Hardware" on the way home. We've been here before for dinner and I really wanted a steak. Wasn't disappointed. A beautifully presented scotch fillet for me, and Cath had seafood with a very nice salad. the photos speak for themselves... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Three of us thought we'd try out Hardware for dinner. We've just moved to the area and had been there for breakfast already. The entree was great and we thought we were onto a good thing. However, the mains were disgusting! Hubby and I had the lamb, and the meat was fine and tender but they ruined it by drowning... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This place is always so busy on weekends because it is such a great spot. Good coffee, great food and friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

whether just day tripping through Titirangi or returning from a hard day at the bush or beach the cafe has the best range of food & drinks to replenish and satisfy. The selection of delicious foods is heavenly and may inspire return visits to try them all.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Oh dear, should have read Klonipin88 before going. Had first and last visit today. If this is the Best of the West then thank goodness I'm not a Westie! Ordered the Hardware Breakfast (think that was the name) and hubby ordered Eggs Bene. My breakfast consisted of 2 slices of cheap Molenberg bread (so much for 'lovely grain bread') -... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Had a horrible experience here today. Went here with my husband, and daughter for a late lunch. Ordered "Sweetcorn and Bacon Fritters"- when my meal arrived it had ONE tiny slice of "crispy colonial bacon" on my plate. Continued to eat the rest of the meal hoping more bacon would be hiding within the fritters- there was no more to... More

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Perth, Australia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

My sister and I dined here for a hot drink and bite to eat on a Friday afternoon. A popular place by all accounts for old and young alike. Pleasant service staff and all of the food looked yummy.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Stopped at the off chance before a long drive back to Wanganui. Bursting to the seams with a busy pavement buzz it was not long till we found a table with the help of the waitress and other patrons. Despite being busy we found we got prompt, friendly service. Food arrived quickly and drinks even quicker. The Barista was going... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Having had previous bad experiences at The Hardware Cafe, decided to give it another go. Wish we hadn’t. The place is dirty, the staff are horrendous and the food is average at best. I wouldn’t expect a wine glass to be brought to my table with remnants of food on it. This happened at Hardware. We then waited 45 minutes... More

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london
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is a great little cafe near the surf beaches. The food is great, wonderful lunch menu...scallop fritters so yum. Great coffee and service, love Thomas the singing barista.

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