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Hansen's Cafe

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Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
09 402 8526
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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 24
    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
Another "slow as anything" restaurant...

Second day, different restaurant, and again I am asking if they lost my order. So it's a vacation place and one isn't looking for McDonald's speed, but thirty minutes for a simple breakfast when the place isn't full is too long. Food was fine but need to find someone who can cook stuff... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Mark R
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Hong Kong, China
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Second day, different restaurant, and again I am asking if they lost my order. So it's a vacation place and one isn't looking for McDonald's speed, but thirty minutes for a simple breakfast when the place isn't full is too long. Food was fine but need to find someone who can cook stuff faster...

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Centurion, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

They have a very nice Breakfast with bottomless coffee which is really value for money. Coffee is nice and warm. The view from the deck is priceless.

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Kawakawa, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

homemade scones and fresh bakes each day... so yum* cooked full breakie on the verandah with the view of paihia harbour right there*

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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
10 helpful votes 10 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
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 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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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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