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“Great location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Takapuna Beach Cafe

Takapuna Beach Cafe
22 The Promenade | Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
09 484 0002
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Ranked #86 of 1,286 Restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Amsterdam
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138 reviews 138 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

This cafe was recommended by the business person I was meeting. The principle reason for meeting there was that it is very easy to find free parking, which in any large city is important if you are time bound.
Location and view is excellent, sitting just on the edge of Takapuna Beach. Service is average, food is mixed. I chose fish & chips and the serving size was adequate, taste and presentation good. Priced slightly high for what it was. The other person ordered tuna which was very good, well presented and a larger portion.
Worth going to if you are in Takapuna, not worth making a special trip for.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Cafe, fantastic location.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

On a warm clear day there's nothing like going to the beach, Takapuna Beach is beautiful. At the main carpark and boat jetty area is the Takapuna Beach Cafe. great food, great coffee, but where's there's quality, there may be a wait, but it's worth it.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 restaurant reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Busy on weekend, great views, friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

We went for Saturday lunch with a couple of littlies recently. Always interesting to see how busy wait staff handle restless kids. They did well. Although there is no kids menu, they made one up on the fly which was good and grandad got some leftovers. Food and coffee good, although the zucchini omelette was a bit watery. Only real issue was the design of the table...the central wire pillar makes it hard to find a place for your feet.
Good for a beach walk afterwards.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland, New Zealand
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Too long a wait”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

A nice place to go if you have the time to spare. Good ambience and view. Waiting for a table will take forever. The food, well, it was fine. A bit on the "eccentric" side if you would ask me. There does not seem to be any "safe" options here so you will probably need to be adventurous when you order - probably not the best thing after waiting for so long just to get a table!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“$4.50 for a 250ml coca cola!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

I will never eat at this cafe after being charged $4.50 for a 250ml bottle of coca cola - talk about daylight robbery!

Visited March 2012
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