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“Disapointing to say the least” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Blacksands Cafe

Blacksands Cafe
Bow Street, Raglan, New Zealand
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Ranked #11 of 11 restaurants in Raglan
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
New Zealand
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Disapointing to say the least”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Went here for breakfast only because of good tripadvisor reviews in the past. Wait staff need to go to a customer service course, young blonde girl on the till was unfriendly and appeared as if she really didnt want to be there, didnt even say good morning when we arrived just asked what we wanted! Food average - good size servings, not helpful when they got the coffee mixed up. Kitchen run by Asian nationals.
Good clean large tables that would fit 8 - 10. My advice go elsewhere.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Raglan, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“blacksands cafe”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

service was not friendly. I have been there several times and there are some staff who are not friendly at all and when i was given a drink which was cold instead of hot the staff did not like me saying so.

Visited July 2012
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Raglan, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Raglan cafe with”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

During the day Blacksands has the usual cafe fare, but at night 4pm til late transforms into a Cambodian style restaurant. Excellent super tasty dishes, fresh ingredients and gracious if not always experienced wait staff.
Try the excellent value $8 rice paper 'Summer rolls' and the best todays special Moki hoki.
We've been regularly since Dec 2011 and the quality and heat of the dishes does tend to change a bit, but 90% of the time an exceptional experience!
10% still good value and lovely family service.

Visited May 2012
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Auckland
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222 reviews 222 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
“good food , pleasant experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

This place looked the busiest on the main street so thought I would give it a try. The food is great, consistent and the staff were pleasant. A good find in a funky beachside town.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Martinborough, Wellington, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great big breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

I had a great big breakfast. The coffee was great. The girls behind the counter was freindly (Swiss I think). We then spotted the dinner menu - pity we didnt see that the night before. We assumed it was a lunch/breakfast kind of place.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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