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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

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  • 10
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great food

Good selection of food, from butter chicken, soup and sandwiches as well as cabinet food, the steak and chicken was cooked perfectly and the coffee was pretty good. The only downside was the staff were not that friendly or welcoming.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
Thewillys10
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Papamoa Beach
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Raglan, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My coffee was revolting and the scone was stale. I left the entire coffee behind because it was so bitter except just one sip and left the whole scone less one bite.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Wonderful food and excellent service. We were cautious at first as we read the reviews on Trip Advisor but we were pleasantly surprised. Excellent value for money and fresh, flavoursome food beautifully presented in very pleasant surrounding. Great Value.

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Papamoa Beach
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Good selection of food, from butter chicken, soup and sandwiches as well as cabinet food, the steak and chicken was cooked perfectly and the coffee was pretty good. The only downside was the staff were not that friendly or welcoming.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Best Eggs Benedict I have eaten. Excekkent fast service. The decor could do with a spruce up. Crockery could also do with some up dating.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Poor service and customer service. 45 min wait for two milkshakes. No communication. Very unfriendly staff. You could feel the tension in the air amongst staff and patrons. I have never seen so many staff members so unhappy in one place

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Cardiff, Wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Raglan is noted for its left-hand surf break atn Whale Bay, as well as endlessly beautiful beaches offering a choice of bathing. To enjoy it at its best try to visit on the weekend a little before lunchtime, and don't expect to park easily. The Blacksands Cafe is one of many which line the main street, and it offers a... More 

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Blackpool, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A group of us dined for lunch, and when a couple of unwanted extras including burnt potatoes were discovered in one meal,the staff member(manager) could not have cared less. No apology, no offer to replace meal, nothing. Would not bother eating here again.

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Perth, Australia
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34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I had a pretty serious kiwi burger at lunch time. The food itself was good, burger patti was homemade, and I have no complaints about the tropical smoothy. However, ambience was non existent, albiet at lunch time, and service was average. Its fine if you're just popping in to grab something but if you're planning on making an afternoon of... More 

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Raglan, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Been here twice, once to have coffee in house. Was a decent cappuccino so decided to come back the next day for a takeaway. Very disappointing: apart from the coffee tasting burnt, the girl (different one than day before) seemed not to know how to make frothy milk or pour a cappuccino.

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had just a short stop for a coffee and cake at the weekend and were pleased with our choice. Good coffee and a blueberry muffin to dye for; delicious!

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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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