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Cafe Sandspit

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Cafe, European, New Zealand
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1440 Sandspit Rd, Warkworth 0982, New Zealand
+64 9-425 9475
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: A pretty seaside cafe with the water coming right up to below the...
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. Fully licensed and open 7 days a week for breakfast lunch and dinner. 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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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Early for ferry trip

Arrived too early for ferry and the café was actually closed, but opened up early for us and even raided his wife's English teabag supplies for me! Unique setting, rustic charm and very good food. Service was very friendly and the whole atmosphere was very inviting and comfortable...customers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
746patricia
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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  • Scenic view
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Arrived too early for ferry and the café was actually closed, but opened up early for us and even raided his wife's English teabag supplies for me! Unique setting, rustic charm and very good food. Service was very friendly and the whole atmosphere was very inviting and comfortable...customers were chatting to each other, unheard of in the UK! I meant... More 

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Warkworth, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Right on the water and the food was delicious, great place for just a coffee as well! Friendly and prompt service as well.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

just about to close, they'd cleaned the coffee machine, locked away the sweet baked goods, and were nearly ready to go when we ran in. but 5 mins extra mile and we had delicious coffees and cake, which we so needed after driving all the way up from the city, and it was a blustery bitter cold day by the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Right on the water with amazing views and a wonderful ambiance that is absolutely unique. The coffee is perfect and the food excellent. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the Rodney area or catching the ferry to Kauwau.

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Wellsford, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

haven't had a coffee this great in a long time, perfect, beautiful outlook over the ocean as tide comes in. Paradise!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We came in over the Queens Birthday weekend for a return visit, we managed to get a seat in the conservatory over looking the water, stunning view. We ordered filet steak, scallops, seafood chowder and chilli garlic prawns.. the waitress seamed to be on her own and done amazingly well, all our meals were beautifully presented and the steak was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food and service! Considering one person is running the show on a public holiday, she was with us as soon as possible and explained that she was on her own which was appreciated. The food and coffee was great. Definitely recommend, if you lack patience and understanding best head to MacDonalds if you aren't into supporting a local business.

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Service was welcoming,friendly, top rate. Food was excellent. Location , right on the beach at Sandspit.

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It is a lovely character cafe with great and quick coffee to go when you are in a hurry for the ferry! The staff were super friendly and chatty...which I appreciate when travelling.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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143 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is a very good little cafe that serves a range of country-style food. Coffee is excellent and there's also a small selection of local wines. The location is superb. The cafe is is right on the waterfront, looking out to Sandspit harbour and the islands in the distance. Try to get a table by the large windows and you'll... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Sandspit

Address: 1440 Sandspit Rd, Warkworth 0982, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-425 9475
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Warkworth
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 16
Cuisine: Cafe, European, New Zealand

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1440 Sandspit Rd, Warkworth 0982, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Warkworth
  • Phone Number: +64 9-425 9475

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 16
  • Cuisine: Cafe, European, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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. Fully licensed and open 7 days a week for breakfast lunch and dinner. 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?