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141-151 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven Marina, Auckland, New Zealand
09 376 0374
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good view bad food bad service

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Manaseeker
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Auckland, New Zealand
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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191 reviews 191 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very Nice Cafe at its best location in front of Westhaven Marina, with all the boats mooring and Sky Tower at the background, what a lovely view. The food are nice and OK, but just average, not really extraordinary. Also, the coffee just average. With their level of price, a bit pricey, the management should, either hire a new top... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Good food and convenient if you are bungy jumping. The food was average, but the service was below average. They need a system to identify your table, like a number that so many restaurants here use. Waited an inordinate amount of time for a sandwich from the display. Finally went in to be sure they knew where I was sitting.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Went to check out the new westhaven walkway which looks cool. Stopped by sitting duck for a coffee. Simply awful! Both a latte and a cappuccino tasted like instant with some frothy milk on top.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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