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Blacksands Cafe

Contemporary
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Bow Street, Raglan, New Zealand
07-825-8588
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Today
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Biker Destination

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
jollyrobert
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Cardiff, Wales
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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
2 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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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 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 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
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 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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9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?