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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
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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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    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
A lovely evenig

Six of us booked to dine here to celebrate a family members birthday. We requested the table by the window over the water. The food and service are great, there are no frills BUT 'it does what it says on the can'. They have a licence and the fish was lovely and fresh as you would expect. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Polly D
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Six of us booked to dine here to celebrate a family members birthday. We requested the table by the window over the water. The food and service are great, there are no frills BUT 'it does what it says on the can'. They have a licence and the fish was lovely and fresh as you would expect. We were all... More 

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Thank Polly D
Warkworth, New Zealand
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always friendly and welcoming, the service is fast and the food is fresh. The location is gorgeous, water on both sides with views of the inner and outer Harbour, and car parking right alongside. This is right by the Kawau island jetty so make sure you leave time to pop I. Here on your way to the ferry or your... More 

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Thank Shazzandrob
Ascot, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Coffee and sandwiches were up to standard. A little wait which I suspect could be longer if there is a rush on when the ferry is due/in. Shame it closes at 3pm.

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Thank Steve H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've lived in New Zealand for 8 years, and still to this day, my favorite cafe is this beautiful little cafe I stumbled across by accident. New Zealand is beautiful, but rarely do cafes or restaurants take advantage of this view. But this cafe is located right on the water of a beautiful harbour where you can see the sea,... More 

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Thank mel_nickerson
Half Moon Bay
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

don't thinks words can even describe the terrible service we got from Sandspit Café. The owner is the rudest person I ever came across in my life. We actually places our order with our friend sitting with us at our table after about 20 his food come he ate my coffee came and me and my husband waited and waited... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at Sandspit Campground for a weekend in January and decided to try this cafe for dinner the first night. I'm not sure how often they are open for dinner as the hours on the door said 9-3 but they were re-opening when we arrived about 6pm. It's a great location, right on the water, especially when the tide... More 

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Thank kiwinad
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sandpit cafe is in a beautiful location. When the tide is high the view is stunning. The cafe/restaurant is casual and good to drop by when on a drive

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Thank Shona M
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Sandspit is a great place to get your morning coffee if staying locally or just passing through on your way to the Kawau Ferry. Friendly staff, great carrot cake and and excellent coffee. Be aware if you are here between 9.30 and 10.15 it's the rush before the ferry. But they do very well and are very prompt!

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Thank Michael C
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most friendly owner and staff!!!! coffee always comes with a smile :) Great selection of delicious food, I've tried most things on the menu now and its all fantastic!!!

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Thank LindaDickson79
Matakana, New Zealand
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112 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ve been in a few times. This cafe is small, relaxed with home cooked meals. I have yet to be disappointed at this cafe. Great friendly staff. Great meals. Beautiful view. The scallops I had ates the biggest I've ever seen. Fresh and perfectly cooked. The seafood chowder at 12 dollars was delicious and huge. Licenced a beer or... More 

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Thank Matakanafamily

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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, Families with children

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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