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Hansen's Cafe

Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
09 402 8526
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Ranked #34 of 41 restaurants in Paihia
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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449 reviews 449 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We ate here yesterday for breakfast while holidaying with friends in Paihia. The staff are very friendly, meals are very cheap and are of excellent value. I don't think I have seen a café with such good prices. Lovely views over the water to Russell. Great spot to sit outside in the sun as we did. Very central to the... More

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Arvada, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We ate here for breakfast in early February, 2014. The price was attractive for a full breakfast and the location and view can't be beat. The place wasn't terribly busy when we ordered at the counter. Good thing because the young lady seemed to be a bit new; not sure. After we ordered many more people arrived and ordered. Good... More

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We drifted into Hensens because of the sign saying friendly staff and the $13.50 full breakfast. It's in a wonderful location right on the bayside with great views but unfortunately we were hungry and hadn't checked the ratings and feedback and got carried away and ordered breakfast. We wished we hadn't ! The bottomless coffee was terrible, the worst I... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Awesome location. Food was OK. But it could be so much more. It lacked character (like walking into the 1970s). Not overpriced though. So, if you are looking for something special, keep walking, but if it is location and a simple cafe meal is the goal, then worth it.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

We've had breakfast here on a number of occasions. It's cheap and the service is quick when you're on the run. No complaints about the food. It's not a five star restaurant, hence the prices. Went there again last week and found the staff really friendly. Maybe the place was going through a bad patch to warrant the complaints below.... More

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Mill Creek, Washington
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159 reviews 159 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The location of this restaurant is prime with a view of the Bay and the ferries. The food was tasty with my wife choosing their bacon and egg roll while I had a combo plate with bacon, sausage, eggs and beans. The staff could use some customer service training as they come off rude and impatient especially if you have... More

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Whangarei
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

A beautiful setting and location, really this place has a gorgeous view. Unfortunately the staff service lets the place down. We waited for about 20 mins for a pot of tea and had to chase them up before it arrived. One staff member was particularly rude, not what I would expect from a tourist location like Paihia.

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Russell, New Zealand
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11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I bought Pizza from Hansens and it was the worst Pizza I have ever eaten! The base was uncooked in the middle and it was like an old Naan bread. The filling was sparse. There was hardly any cheese and it was coverd in sauce to, I presume, hide the fact that there was nothing else hardly on the bread.... More

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Warkworth Town District, null, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Had breakfast here on a recent trip up to paihia. Friendly service and good value for money. The coffee was perfect. we will definitely be returning next time we are up that way! thank you hansens for the awesome breaky!

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Papakura, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Friendly staff and an excellent breakfast at a very reasonable price!!! Just beautiful sitting outside on the shore line overlooking the pier

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