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Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
09 402 8526
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wouldn't recommend

When I order fish and chips at an ocean front cafe I don't expect to get frozen fish. Big breakfast was very average but cheap and filled a hole.

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
nicola c
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cambridge, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

When I order fish and chips at an ocean front cafe I don't expect to get frozen fish. Big breakfast was very average but cheap and filled a hole.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Right on the busy wharf with outside seating so that you can take in the stunning view across to Russell this cafe opens at 7am on the dot and is staffed by middle-aged ladies who are down to earth and broke no nonsense.The breakfast menu is extensive, well cooked and very good value for money in this tourist trap town.... More 

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Subic, Philippines
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129 reviews 129 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The staff / possibly even owners, we're so unprofessional and rude I am amazed this place is still open. The food was over priced and just ok. I rarely comment on individuals but feel it important to do so in this case. I would AVOID this place like the PLAGUE. Only my view but out of the 100 or so... More 

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Sydney
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

On a waterfront with high end restaurants to choose from, this down to earth place right on the waterfront is a good choice offering fabulous value and good food. Bottomless coffee for brekkie right on the bay....what more could you want?

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Wellington, New Zealand
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105 reviews 105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This place does a good breakfast that provides value for money but probably not much more. Half portion breakfast for $9.50 which includes diner style free coffee, 1 bacon, sausage, egg, beans, toast and hash brown. For $13.50 you get double that portion size. Sausages are really tasty so I would return for them alone but it's pretty basic outside... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Dropped into Hansen's for the $13.50 Big Breakfast. 2 of everything; bacon, sausage, eggs, hash browns, toast and baked beans. Lovely German lass doing the orders. Breakfast arrived within 10 minutes and my eggs were exactly how I had ordered them; perfect! Bottomless coffee too. Told my friends about my experience for breakfast and 9 of them booked in for... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Went here for brunch. I ordered nachos and my partner ordered the chicken burger. My chips were hard and stale. The mince saved the dish, otherwise I would have sent it back. It may be beneficial to taste the chips before serving them to customers. My partner really enjoyed the chicken burger and said it was the best he had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Went to this restaurant for breakfast. Service was fast, staff are freindly and the food was good. I would recommend having breakfast here.

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Sheffield
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We had a wonderful steak here. It is much more than a cafe, with excellent choice and good cooking. The staff members who served us were lovely.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Beautiful setting. Cafe however just average. Food and service wasn't bad, but didn't stand out either. And they don't have marshmallows for their hot chocolates!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: 09 402 8526

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