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Cafe Sandspit

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Coffee Shop, 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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, 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
  • 78
    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
Sandspit Cafe

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
rossppp
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great place to eat. A real café with real home-cooked meals. We've been before and loved it and this time we went twice in three days. Try the chowder and the hoki with chorizo sauté potatoes but don't order both for one person as the portions are very generous. The meal costs are so reasonable. If you're in the area,... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

At first appearances the cafe seems to be just offering fast food but actually serves up delicious menu options at very reasonable prices. The grilled calamari salad and chilli and garlic prawns were both delicious and the view is gorgeous.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Yesterday we took some overseas guests up to the Sandspit Cafe. At first we were worried as there was only 1 person on duty. We expected to have a long wait . But we were amazed how quick and efficient she was. One of the guests was a vegetarian but they were able to accommodate his request easily .

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

Very pleasant atmosphere along with great service Amazing food!! will definitely go back and recommend to others

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The view from this café is absolutely stunning. However the same can't be said for the service. When we were there the café was very busy, but that is no excuse for the rudeness of the man on the till. Not sure if he is the manager or owner. The food was average. We'd go back for a coffee if... More 

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robyn k, Owner at Cafe Sandspit, responded to this review

If you are going to be rude to us please dont be surprised when we are rude back. It always amazes us the small percentage of customers who treat hospitality staff as though they are beneath them. The vast majority of our reviews comment on our great food and service. We are always polite to our customers, but yes the... More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The Sandspit café is not 'smart' but it is fantastic, with great food and fab views. Service excellent and a very chilled out place to be. Almost private dining - as not many people appreciate that you can book for evening meals, booking essential as they are normally only open at lunchtime. There were two tables there the night we... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

What a great breakfast overlooking the bay in such pleasant surrounding. Friendly service and overheard from another customer "What a cool restaurant". My feelings entirely.

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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 8 - 18
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, 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?