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Bach'n Cafe and Restaurant

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249 Maraetai Drive, Auckland, New Zealand
+6495367182
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great location but....

This cafe has one of the best locations in Auckland but it just doesn't fire up at all. I'm a local and have given it plenty of opportunities to impress me but it hasn't. The coffee is really weak , the food is nothing special and the service slow. Plus the opening hours are too short. I can't... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
KiwiCat2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This cafe has one of the best locations in Auckland but it just doesn't fire up at all. I'm a local and have given it plenty of opportunities to impress me but it hasn't. The coffee is really weak , the food is nothing special and the service slow. Plus the opening hours are too short. I can't believe you... More 

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a fantastic place to stop for morning tea or a lunch in our experience. This was our second visit over recent months. Great coffee and would highly recommend their Thai Beef salad which was the best I have ever had! My husbands Calamari was tasty and cooked to perfection too.

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New Zealand
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Dropped in for Valentines Day lunch today. Cafe was very busy but we found a table and ordered. Staff warned us that there was a bit of a wait but we weren't in any hurry anyway. Our drinks came out in a reasonable amount of time and the staff kept checking on us to see if we were happy with... More 

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Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
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114 reviews 114 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Funky little cafe in great spot with view so close to beach. We are here on a busy holiday. Plenty of staff and a beautiful day. The menu is limited but fresh sounding. An hour now and we still await food. It feels like lots of people racing around achieving little. A real shame as we are over it! Get... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A beautiful sunny and warm Saturday morning last week for breakfast here was delightful. Friendly service although a tad slow (relaxed). Food was delicious except for the bacon that looked like beef - yucky and not crispy. Scrambled eggs were delicious

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Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Have read some of the other reviews and was very surprised to note the amount of dissatisfaction. Perhaps there has been a change of management or something since we went there in early 2013. We stopped off for lunch on a weekday and were very happy with the service, the cleanliness, the menu and the food quality. We certainly did... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Popped in for Saturday brunch and quickly realised that they were again understaffed. It's either that or they just are overwhelmed in the kitchen. After 15 mins of nothing, we got water and a coffee order in. Ten minutes later a food order was taken and 55 mins after we arrived, two poached eggs on a bit of toast with... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Came here for drinks with some friends after a nice walk along the beach. We had to wait about 25 minutes to have our order taken..wouldn't really recommend.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We ordered coffee and cake for two. The coffee took a few minutes which was fine, but we had to wait a few more minutes for the cake which they should have brought out at the same time. There was bird faeces on the back of the chairs (indoors) which, after getting some on my hand, they wiped the chairs... More 

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Auckla
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Went for brunch on a beautiful sunny Sunday. Restaurant was not over busy. Waited to be served after approaching the counter, placed ordered of water to beverage waiter, the again to food waiter. No water so helped ourselves. Food Thai salad and squid rings were ordered. Beef was very chewy and unfortunately partners squids rings were not crispy , although... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 249 Maraetai Drive, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +6495367182

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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