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1440 Sandspit Rd, Warkworth 0982, New Zealand
+64 9-425 9475
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Ranked #3 of 30 Restaurants in Warkworth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $18
Hours:
Sun - Wed 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 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. 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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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A good friend of mine was up from Thames (Coromandel, NZ) and was wanting to see all the scenic spots around Warkworth and Matakana. Cafe Sandspit is definitely one of them --- located at the end of the pier with nice view out onto Kawau Bay and the Hauraki Gulf, with the estuaries of the Matakana and Glen Eden rivers... More 

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Wellsford, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is one of the few Cafe's with a sea view north of Auckland. We sat and watched the evening tide coming in . Food very good, my partner not a fish lover said it was the best he had tasted. The staff were friendly and went out of their way to help and gave information on the area. Its... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

What a nice welcoming place to greet you when you reach the end of the sandspit! Not only do they do nice coffees and have seating with great views across the harbour, you'll also be well looked after by the staff who go above and beyond. The manager picked up on the fact I was sad to see none of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Awesome location with a beautiful landscape. Went there for dinner (booking requested for dinner), really good quality/price ratio with nice seafood, fast service and friendly owner !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Popped into the cafe while we waited for our boat to Kawau Island. Greeted with a friendly smile from the owner. We received our order promptly, even tho it was fairly busy. Fresh baking that morning, a yum blueberry and coconut muffin, did not disappoint :) And when I came back in at the end of the day after my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Best cheese cake I've had in a while, customer service is top notch such a friendly owner,best views,clean and great use of space

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Auckland, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The new owner and chef appears to be doing everything right with Cafe Sandspit. Opening up the outdoor area, right by the water's edge, gives this place one of the best views anywhere. And the food on our recent visit was delicious. The seafood chowder is apparently very popular, and deservedly so. Very friendly service, too. We're looking forward to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Best hot chips! Very welcoming and kind people. I will be coming here again. I have to say that I love the chips again because you just can't beat them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Cafe Sandspit have the best atmosphere of any cafe and has the best food with out a doubt.There is a very welcoming atmosphere!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

It was excellent quality and very relaxing! Would come back again. Lovely food and lovely people. Amazing views and weather added together to create a great experience

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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 8 - 18
Cuisine: European, Café, New Zealand

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