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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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Norfolk
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137 reviews 137 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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Auckland, New Zealand
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98 reviews 98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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211 reviews 211 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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39 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Address: 141-151 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven Marina, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09 376 0374
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
Cuisine: Cafe

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  • 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: Cafe

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