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Blacksands Cafe

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Bow Street, Raglan, New Zealand
07-825-8588
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7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Food average - staff less so

This is the second time we have recently visited this cafe, as we love the beach which is just outside Raglan.First of all Ragaln is a very small resort so we did not expect too much choice of places to eat but Blacksands I would say is in a prime spot. The Lunchtime menu is quite basic but we... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
gordondixon
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the second time we have recently visited this cafe, as we love the beach which is just outside Raglan.First of all Ragaln is a very small resort so we did not expect too much choice of places to eat but Blacksands I would say is in a prime spot. The Lunchtime menu is quite basic but we were... More 

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Thank gordondixon
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lunch here and found it to be both tasty and filling. I ordered the kiwi burger and it was delicious. It was served with fries and aioli more than enough for lunch. Very comfortable sitting outside watching the world go by.

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Thank taratat
Hamilton, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointing on so many levels. Staff are disinterested in customers, no welcome, no smiles. Alot of tables not cleared.

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Thank Bronwen W
Exeter, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a quick bite and coffee and weren't disappointed. The Eggs Benedict was so good and the coffee was fab. Decent price too!

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Thank AlexBerki1
Davao City, Philippines
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

walked in to get dinner, every restaurant in Raglan is 30 -60 minute wait for food order if you can get a table....only one table used here ,place is empty...guards up straight away. Rude girl behind the counter, didn't seem to care. we sat down and they didn't even come over to see what we would like to drink, waited... More 

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Thank mangomagnate
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Manager needs to organise staff better. First visit here, 40minute wait for coffee. When it finally arrived however, it was excellent. Only one Barista on a very busy day and he had to deliver coffees too. Ridiculous level of pressure on him. Second visit, very good coffee and quick but organisation of staff is dire. Shame really.

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Thank Mary C
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Went to this cafe on christmas day, no greetings or whatsoever, unfriendly staff, after getting the coffee before meal (which i was expecting after meal, took it to the counter and being refused to serve later) so i said thats fine as i didnt mention it while ordering that i need it after meal but i wasnt asked either. After... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Katikati, New Zealand
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We had coffee at this corner location when we noticed a board advertising Cambodian Food being served in the evening from Wednesday to Saturday, so we decided to try it. All mains were priced $25 and we had 2 different dishes which were both decent (Prawn PadThai and Red Curry). More Thai than anything else really, but tasty all the... More 

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Thank JohnPaul1950
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Not too fussed on blacksands. Everytime I get a coffee the milk's been overdone. The meals are okay but little things, like a freshly made aioli, make a visit so much better...

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Thank marce a
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Had 2 breakfast here while staying in Raglan and loved the service and food, especially the MASSIVE coffee!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bow Street, Raglan, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Raglan
  • Phone Number: 07-825-8588

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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