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Blacksands Cafe

Bow Street, Raglan, New Zealand
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Ranked #13 of 14 Restaurants in Raglan
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 27, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Open, clean cafe with good range of foods at reasonable prices. Friendly helpful staff. Coffee average to good. Quiet mid week off season day but it was well patronised. Would go again.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Situated in Rgaln's main street with a number of other cafes in the vicinity. Only had a coffee & muffin (special deal for $7) so rather a limited review. Good with lots of table space. Friendly service.

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Southport, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Had lunch here after a long drive in the morning, I ordered a cheese burger with fries and a smoothie. $25 for a burger and a drink is overpriced. The burger itself was tasty but had pistachio nuts on the bun and multiple sauces etc. Atmosphere was not that great décor was not impressive either. Service was run by young... More

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Wgtn, NZ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

plus a generous slice of Banana bread. The counter staff were very pleasant & on a nice sunny day the atmosphere was very welcoming. This would stack up as a nice neighbourhood caf - can't comment on the meals as the Banana bread & a muffin were all we bought. The other prominent caf was full of people & very... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Went here for a late lunch as I was hungry after travelling for a few hours and it was relatively quiet. Big mistake, the food wasn't particularly nice and was expensive for what it was. You are better off going to The Shack or the taco van at the end of electric avenue

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

so we order 3 coffees on Easter Sunday they charge us 15% surcharge. Easter Sunday is not a public holiday. why the 15% percent i ask. its a public holiday they say. No its not i say. Coffee arrives, its the most foul coffee ever. avoid this place at all costs. Go across the road to the shack, much better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A good dollop of spinach (rare) and great homemade baked beans with a tasty vegetable sauce. Not your ususal oversugared Wattles.

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I arrived with my 14 month old son and asked if they had a side of veges they could cook him. They said no, the only veges they had were roasted ones and I had to order the full salad (at $17!). I explained it was for my son and that I would be ordering a main meal for me...... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We came here for breakfast, food arrived quickly a couple of friendly staff but the chef needs to pay more attention to what's on the menu and what they serve. My muesli said with sweet peaches, came with plums- which I'm allergic to. They did swap for tinned peaches. Kids pancakes with bananas- no bananas. So ok but wouldn't come... More

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Ruakaka, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We visited Raglan yesterday for the time. This looked to be a good cafe to have lunch,however what a disappointment. The food was very much substandard and the coffee just ok. I had what I was led the believe was a Lemon Meringue tart and my partner an Apple Pie. My Lemon tart was just that with glueish marshmello on... More

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