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Hansen's Cafe

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

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    3 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Great on a sunny day

Had breakfast here a couple of mornings with coffee. Great seating overlooking the bay and out to Russell.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Bruce C
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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  • Families with children
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arrived for breakfast, order was taken by a staff member who didn't give the impression they wanted to be there. Only half full yet waited for 25 minutes for eggs and bacon. Not the cleanest place!! Go somewhere else. The only redeeming feature is the view!!!!

Thank Marjorie R
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not a smile or a good morning from staff taking order. Ordered Hansen's breakfast to share as we couldn't finish one individually. Lady did not bother to give us an extra plate when we told her we were sharing. When I wanted water to fill my bottle for my trip, they told me to fill it at a tap outside... More 

Thank BeckyJulian
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the location is nice and the coffee and hot chocolate was great as well, you can also have some snacks here, the staff is very friendly and glad to serve, had a nice time

Thank geet1008
Level Contributor
31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

If you would like a great place to have breakfast while in Paihia, this is the place to go. The second morning we were able to sit outside right by the water's edge, watching the ferries, people and the birds. Very helpful, friendly service and good value food. Highly recommend this cafe.

Thank uliveto
Level Contributor
82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This cafe is right by the Paihia wharf, and they are convenient for breakfast when you have activities there, even early in the morning. There is a selection of coffees, grab-and-go muffins/scones/desserts, as well as a nice menu of hot breakfasts to choose from. They have indoor and outdoor tables that look out over the busy waterfront. The Paihia I-site... More 

Thank Raelene L
Hamilton, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Great food, full breakfast and bottomless coffee for $13-50. 2 sausages, 2 eggs, 2 hash browns, baked beans & bacon. Value for money. Friendly staff good service. Right on the waterfront. Highly recommend.

Thank s00z53
Sun City West, Arizona, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

It's one of the few places that opens at 7 am, offering a full breakfast. Right on the water. Great service.

Thank Anne W
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Had breakfast here a couple of mornings with coffee. Great seating overlooking the bay and out to Russell.

Thank Bruce C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Ordered a simple coffee which seemed to take longer than expected (15 mins or so). The place wasn't busy at all so I thought they must have forgotten us. When we noticed other people who ordered after us were receiving their coffee my wife asked if they had a cappuccino order coming as we assumed they lost it. The lady... More 

1 Thank David H
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Right on the water, which is great. Hansen's breakfast offers 'bottomless coffee', but when I ordered a flat white, was charged the full price for the coffee in addition. Very poor service (in fact, would go as far to say the staff were disengaged and gave off the vibes they did not want to be there). I went back on... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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