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Sitting Duck Cafe

141-151 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven Marina, Auckland, New Zealand
09 376 0374
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Ranked #489 of 1,203 Restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: Café
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It's easy to imagine that you are an intrepid traveller sailing around the world when you visit The Sitting Duck cafe. It's tucked into the side of Auckland's largest marina and most days there are fit suntanned types carting supplies or equipment back and forward to their boats berthed just a stone throw away. The cafe is easy to find... More

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Takapuna, New Zealand
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82 reviews 82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Had a catch up with work colleague for lunch. We sat inside merely because of the breeze but even so had a very good meal. The café has a very good turn over and at lunch times can get quite busy. Sensibly priced, fast service but NOT fast food. It was plentiful, well cooked, well presented and well priced. The... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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140 reviews 140 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

It is a treat to find a cafe right beside the water in Auckland, and Sitting Duck has a perfect, relaxing spot beside the Westhaven Marina, and below the city side of the harbour bridge. Parking is fairly easy either beside the cafe or along the waterfront in either direction. About half-a-dozen tables are situated outside at the water's edge,... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

You don't have to be a tourist to enjoy this café. It has an enviable location at Westhaven Marina, right beside the city approach to the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Our most recent visit was just days ago when we met friends for brunch. It was a glorious day so we sat at one of the tables outside, beside the marina.... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Wonderful friendly service,in the most perfect Location. Breakfast overlooking west haven Harbour. Great Lunches.

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nz
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116 reviews 116 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

been here a couple of times now and always had nice coffee and food, Lovely outlook and service is good too. Nice place for a summer lunch/brunch

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Auckland, New Zealand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Found under the Harbour Bridge at City end, Westhaven. sit and enjoy the views see the busy bridge in action, the food is good, the service good, sit outside if warm it is a busy lunch time cafe, best to go 1.30pm, after walk along under the bridge see how it was put together, see people fishing, good views. easy... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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75 reviews 75 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

The sitting duck has been around for ages.. I have eaten there many times. It's good fresh cafe food. Today I had the penne pasta with flaked salmon, capers and cherry tomatoes. The staff are friendly and efficient and its nice looking out over the marina and Harbour bridge. The cafe itself is a bit rough around the edges but... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Chef been their for years great sandwiches and breakfasts. Nice outdoor seating overlooking the moored boats

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

Restaurants where you can sit by the water are unfortunately rare, and this is a big plus for Sitting Ducks. They go good breakfasts and brunch/lunches, a good place for a relaxed start to the day with the paper, if you can get an outdoor table overlooking the boats. Don't forget to feed the ravenous fish! Cosed on public holidays.

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