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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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Big breakfast a treat though no vegetarian option

My son had the Hansens Big breakfast, it came quickly enough (the previous reviewer had to wait though we got served quickly) and he was happy with the the cooked breakfast. Bottomless coffee a bonus of sorts though rather tasteless coffee. Even a separate flat white was not that enticing. Asking... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Bob G
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Subic, Philippines
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We were going to a differnt restaurant but we were ignored... Hansen's was good find. We patiently waited until the trainee got it right. But eggs benedict with salmon, pancakes with bacon and blueberries, homemade muffins were worth the wait.

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My son had the Hansens Big breakfast, it came quickly enough (the previous reviewer had to wait though we got served quickly) and he was happy with the the cooked breakfast. Bottomless coffee a bonus of sorts though rather tasteless coffee. Even a separate flat white was not that enticing. Asking for a vegetarian option to the breakfasts prompted the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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111 reviews 111 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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
12 helpful votes 12 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
134 reviews 134 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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92 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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  • 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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