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141-151 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven Marina, Auckland, New Zealand
09 376 0374
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quick and easy

A good spot for a quick breakfast, was pretty busy when we got there however the staff were very attentive and we didn't wait long for our food. Coffee was fine, food was good. No complaints

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
CharlieGirlAU
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Brisbane, Australia
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

this place has the perfect setting, but the food is a complete let down. Baked beans from a can and warm bacon bits along with small bits of toast. The service was very slow and the coffee was a complete let down. Never been back

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Thank Pugsy1965
Santiago, Chile
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346 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Went all the way there walking only to find it was closed. Was expecting to have a nice lunch on sunny day. Even called 9am to as opening hours, recording said 10am to 4pm. Wasn't.

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Thank Thomas A
Brisbane, Australia
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60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A good spot for a quick breakfast, was pretty busy when we got there however the staff were very attentive and we didn't wait long for our food. Coffee was fine, food was good. No complaints

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Thank CharlieGirlAU
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The impression I had on entering this cafe is that it was quite basic. The food was awesome however, as was the waiter! We had the seafood laksa - delicious and stuffed w seafood (yum!)

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Thank Linda J
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

If you want a view of the sails and masts at Auckland harbour, this cafe is the perfect spot to offer you a coffee and food as you check them out. You can purchase the day's newspapers at the cashier and there's free wifi. Outdoor seating available for those with pets. A large sunroom acts as an extension of the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is regular coffee or light lunch stop for us. The atmosphere sitting out on the new Boardwalk is very relaxing. For food there are counter nibbles plus a menu of which the Seafood Chowder is exceptional. Be warned though at morning tea times service can become very slow with a queue at the door.

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Thank herneauck
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Do not go to this restaurant Poor food shocking coffee bad service. Grumpy French owner Dirty and untidy Give this place a big miss

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Thank Steamlion123
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

I've eaten here twice. On both occasions the service was prompt and the food well cooked, even on a busy Sunday. The view is nice as well, with plenty of parking available on the road just the other side of the bridge. My only complaint was the lack of a full English breakfast on the morning menu. Apart from that... More 

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Thank baxterbeagle
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163 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Never been to Westhaven before. One of those places that you see from the Viaduct and wonder how you get to . Well we found the way and went to the Sitting Duck for lunch. Surrounded by the biggest Marina in the Southern Hemisphere and sitting outside on the deck we enjoyed a wonderful sea food chowder. Other guests were... More 

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Thank Molenders
Auckland, New Zealand
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118 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Good view bad food bad service. This sums it up. The marine is the best part. Everything else just all down hill from there. Simple salmon bagel with little salmon and took a long time and taste pretty average. Ready made pie required multiple prompting to get it deliver to the table. Coffee was also pretty bad. The little passion... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 141-151 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven Marina, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 09 376 0374

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  • Cuisine: Cafe

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