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Cafe Sandspit

1440 Sandspit Rd, Warkworth 0982, New Zealand
+64 9-425 9475
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Ranked #4 of 29 Restaurants in Warkworth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $28
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: European, Café, New Zealand
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: A pretty seaside cafe with the water coming right up to below the conservatory window at high tide. All meals are cooked freshly to order or chose a quick home baked snack. In the evenings we offer a la carte dining as a rustic but sophisticated dining option for Sandspit. If you would like to come for dinner due to our scenic location please be sure to book so we know you will be coming along.
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English first
New Zealand
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A group of twenty or so Vintage Car Club members visited Café Sandspit for lunch recently and everyone came away very impressed with both the service and the food, not to mention the fabulous situation. The Café is situated right on the water with lovely views out over the harbour. We had to rearrange the restaurant to accommodated all of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A glorious little cafe right on the water. Lovely meals and a reasonable wine list too. Worth a visit especially on a sunny day with the tide in. A window seat is best but you may need to book to secure one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This place was fantastic - great food, lovely staff, gorgeous location and very reasonably priced. We loved it! Definitely recommend it for a meal

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Not sure what is happening at this establishment. A great location with an opportunity to wow our overseas guests however have been embarrassed by the poor quality of both food and service. Not sure where the owner is .I was told he is " around ". I was hoping to give him some personal feedback however there does not seem... More

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robynkingston, Owner at Cafe Sandspit, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances we have been away from the restaurant for a while. However we will be back on site shortly and in the meantime we would very much like to discuss your experience with you personally and invite you to call Justin directly 09 425 9475. We sincerely hope... More

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We have in the past ALWAYS visited the cafe on our way to Martins bay holiday camp for breakfast . On our last trip we were greeted with a new face who very quickly let us know that things have now changed since her employment .No more orders at the tables , order at the counter , before this new... More

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robynkingston, Owner at Cafe Sandspit, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances we have been away from the restaurant for a while. However we will be back on site shortly and in the meantime we would very much like to discuss your experience with you personally and invite you to call Justin directly 09 425 9475. We sincerely hope... More

Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We visited there on the Saturday of Easter with a friend from overseas and this was our second visit since December 2013. Both times were for late lunches. We were greeted well and asked to take a table and like last time we were lucky to get a table by the window overlooking the harbour. The views are amazing and... More

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Wellsford, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Came out to Cafe Sandspit as we were recommended by friends ..... Upon arrival we were pre warned that there would be a wait on kitchen food ..... which was fine ....... as our coffees were prompt ....... and divine! ....... we sat out side and enjoyed the beautiful view ...... when our food arrived ....... having ordered pan fried... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My brother is on holiday from overseas so I have been taking him sight seeing. This is by far the best location we have had the pleasure in stumbling across, when the tide is in you can't beat the sound of the waves splashing at your feet as you eat delightful food, and drink fab coffee. Had the pumpkin and... More

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Auckland, NZ
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

This place is not worth the trip!!! Cafe Sandspit does deserve a reputation, but not a good one. We drove out to the cafe expecting great things but were sorely let down. My wife ordered the chunky seafood chowder and a bowl of fries. According to the menu the chowder was supposed to contain mussels, scallops, and chunky pieces of... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Stunning view looking out over the water. Beautiful hot coffee. Hot, fresh food, that's full of flavour. See you again soon.

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