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1 Marine Parade, Tauranga 3002, New Zealand
07 574 0208
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Lunchtime

Pulled pork salad looked lovely but not very tasty, hubby had fish and chips which he enjoyed but fish looked like it came out of a box not freshly done. Have enjoyed cafes surrounding this one more. Would not go back. Although slightly cheaper than the other cafes around it.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jason M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pulled pork salad looked lovely but not very tasty, hubby had fish and chips which he enjoyed but fish looked like it came out of a box not freshly done. Have enjoyed cafes surrounding this one more. Would not go back. Although slightly cheaper than the other cafes around it.

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Thank Jason M
Rotorua, New Zealand
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583 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I ate here for breakfast while staying in the Holiday Park across the road. Good views over the beach and always busy. Breakfast prices are ok but like alot of the cafes they seem to have risen. Meal was nice and a reasonable waiting time. Good choices on menu also.

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Thank Strickes
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We called in for brunch. My wife was able to create her own cooked breakfast! Something you can't do in most places! Very obliging! I had French Toast. Our food was well presented and cooked to perfection. The French Toast is a different take on the usual FT, but what difference! Beautiful. Well Done!!

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Thank RabnDazz
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Visited Oceanside with a friend, we ordered our food and coffees. When ordering the server did not know how to charge for an omelette so I said don't worry just make it scrambled eggs with the same fillings, thinking it would make things easier. We ordered another scrambled eggs at the same time. First scrambled eggs came out followed by... More 

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Thank SamNZ04
Tauranga
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This place can be packed at the weekend & not really any better than several of the local eateries. Prices similar to others along waterfront but something different on menu to others.

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Thank KJGNZ
Kelowna, British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The food was really good if a little overpriced but probably no more than the other restaurants near the beach.. No liquor available at the time we were there but that was supposed to be rectified soon.

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Thank Ghosttown22
Rotorua, New Zealand
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583 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A friend and I had lunch here last week while holidaying at the Mount. Lunch was ok, Teriyaki Chicken, but a little pricey we felt. Good amount on plate and dressing, salad and chicken were very nice. Could have been a little more chicken tho. Good views over the Mount Main Beach. Sometimes it can be very busy along here,... More 

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Thank Strickes
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83 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Nice place for dinner, lunch, or maybe breakfast but beware the prices in N.Z> for these types of meals, dinners and lunch's are NOT cheap...looking at N.Z. $27+ per plate....stupid...and they want tourist to eat, drink and have a good time!!

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Thank TheAngryAnt
Paeroa, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Went to Tauranga for the day and pre-picked 3 high-rated TripAdvisor cafes for breakfast/lunch. They were SideTrack, Delissi and DeckChair. At 2:30pm on a Monday all 3 had their kitchens closed and we stumbled across this place. Ordered the $20 breakfast with poached eggs (Can't recall it's name) and was pleasantly suprised. Eggs were poached perfectly and all the other... More 

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Thank hhhrrrr2014
Kiwi on tour
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Had sunday lunch couple weekends ago. Family get together with auntie and Gran. Daughter, son in law and grandies, whilst weather not the best - abit windy - one can enjoy great views of Mount main beach. Very average menu and counter selection - service was attentative - so attentative that my Chicken Caesar salad arrived fairly quickly without half... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Marine Parade, Tauranga 3002, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: 07 574 0208

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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