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Blacksands Cafe

Contemporary
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Bow Street, Raglan, New Zealand
Today
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
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  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Nice atmosphere, very average coffee.

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Gone4Cocoa
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Raglan, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Raglan, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is one of those places where the menus are at the counter right in the middle of the queue that you have to push through to try and find. I grabbed two menus from the pile - turned out one was breakfast and one was lunch, with no idea what time each menu started/finished. I went to place my... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

My memory of blacksand is how rude the waitress was. She got my order completely wrong then continued to tell me to eat it. Seems like they cannot cope with full tables so if you are going to eat there make sure it's quiet and that you are willing to eat whatever they serve you...even if you dId t order... More 

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Auckland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

It was very disappointing to be served a sliced processed crumbed chicken patty on my Chicken Salad. Needless to say I didn't eat it. The salad itself was okay.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

We left Hamilton early to see Raglan and needed a solid breakfast before flying home. My partner had eggs hollandaise with salmon and eggs. His reaction was "it's different but nice". I tried his salmon and sauce and both were good. The mushroom was huge. I had vegetarian big breakfast with homemade baked beans (delicious), poached eggs on fresh, crusty... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Visited on a Sunday. Place was fairly busy. Ordered the scrambled eggs on sourdough bread. Not sure what went wrong but the bread was a soggy mess - not much of a base for the eggs and not nice to eat - just mush. Seemed like water had been poured on the bread (from the scrambled egg?) before olive oil... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This cafe offers great food & coffee, well priced and the menu range is good. We had coffee. smoothies and paninis. worth a visit!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The food was good, recommend the eggs bene of any kind. They have my fave brand of store brought hollandaise & the side of potatoes is fantastic. Portion size is good. Beverages - don't recommend the feijoa smoothie. Milk mixed with the smallest portion of apple & feijoa juice just tasted like milk. Coffee was hot & strong but they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The menu stated that the hollandaise sauce was home made but it didn't taste homemade to me. The coffee was good though, but not brilliant.

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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

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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