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Cooks Landing Cafe

19 Captain Cook Road, Cooks Beach, R D 1, Whitianga 2856, New Zealand
07 867 1015
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Ranked #30 of 34 restaurants in Whitianga
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English first
Tauranga, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Landing looked great spot to enjoy the view with a coffee & a bite to eat so my wife & I called in on a Saturday morning. Ended up disappointed really. I ordered a short black & was delivered a long black. That's not too big of an issue but they still should have got right first off. The... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

If you want to pay extortionate prices for pretentious food, you won't find that here but instead you will find friendly staff, courteous service and amazing food. Great value for money all round. Fantastic real fruit smoothies, yummy coffee and the burgers were to write home about....real decent old fashioned homemade patties. (None of that bought in frozen garbage.) Thanks... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

WOW the heading says it all.. I had a love affair with the homemade Cream Sponge Drops. 4 months later I am still working off the results of the Sponge Drops. All the food here is homemade, fresh & extremely tasty.

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

On a weekend away a group of girlfriends called in here for breakfast as it looked like a lovely setting. This place is right on the waterfront and in a lovely location unfortunately the food was really really basic. Ordered poached eggs and that is what I got - 2 poached eggs on one piece of toast - no trimmings... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Felt like we were putting them out by choosing their cafe. At one stage girls in kitchen argued who would serve us . Lazy staff, couldn't be bothered. No cutlery offered, told to help ourselves to water which is fine but terrible attitude

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Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Dropped in for breakfast on an autumn Sunday morning. Loved the homely feel inside - sofas and bookcases - it almost felt like we were in someone's front room. Gluten free options were available and the food was excellent. Friendly service, Coffee was good, too, and it was a nice place to sit and watch the activity on the landing... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Looked like a lovely place took 40 minutes to get a thickshake and a warm iced coffee. Food arrived 55 minutes after ordering and got to simple orders wrong. Fish fillets well needed to put glasses on to see them and blt drenched in oil. This was not a busy time of day not many there. Cost a tad expensive... More

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Cadenabbia di Griante, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Was obviously a tourist with a camera and a funny accent. Ordered two breakfasts which came to just over $30. The gentleman behind the till promptly gave me change from the hitherto unknown $40 note. Of course I had given him $50. After a pregnant pause he came up with the missing $10. Food OK but you hate being rolled... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The smoothie was TERRIFIC. The atmosphere was very pleasant. You gotta choose your meal by what the cafe specializes in. This is NOT a fish'n chips shop. The length of time we had to wait for limp tasteless fish 'n chips was toooo long. We got there about 1:30, after worst of the lunch crowd, you'd think. Anyway, go for... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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186 reviews 186 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Had breakfast here 2 days on the trot. First day, food was great, delivered quickly, also great coffee. 2nd day we ordered exactly the same, food was overcooked and delivered so slowly that my long black was stone cold. If I had reviewed sfter the first visit, I would have given it a Very Good, 2nd visit, a Poor. Guess... More

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