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Waterfront Cafe & Bar

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Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
+64 9-406 0850
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had read about the scsllops on Trip Advisor so I had to try them. Wonderful. Lovely juicy scallops accompanying a light salad. A perfect meal for a spring day. The coffee was so good I had a second cup. Well done!

Thank L3088PCdavid
Invercargill, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A delightful water fromy eatery with a little bit of everythinG. The coffee was so good we state on for merlot aND split an awesome seafood pizza for brunch. Outstanding!

Thank OperatioNALLY
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner at this restaurant - it has a full menu, it isn't just a place for coffee. They even do [take-away] pizza

Thank kaiteriteri_beach
Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had lunch at this cafe, first time there. We had made a booking and a table was set up inside, however an outside table had also been reserved as it was a stunning day and we were given the option of either table. Everything was excellent - food, service and friendliness of staff. Would recommend it and would definitely... More 

Thank 8cobble
Coopers Beach, New Zealand
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Five friends including me... yesterday, Thursday.... Pizza night with a special price: medium size pizza, the second for half price. We had 4 pizza and really enjoyed them all!! Good base, well baked and tasty toppings, not too loaded as we like!

Thank Giampietro
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

I have been to this cafe/restaurant on several occasions and had breakfast, lunch and dinner, all on seperate occasions of course although it's hard to resist. Amazing food every time I have been and the staff are absolutely great!!! The scallops are always a winner and taste amazing!! Best meal would have to be the Beef Fillet, it comes with... More 

Thank Annaliese L
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155 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We had a wonderful meal at this restaurant. The food was completely delicious, the service was fast and friendly. I will have to come back in the summer so I can enjoy the views while I eat my dinner. Highly recommend this place!

1 Thank KittyKatch
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

This is our go to cafe when we come to the bay of islands..Location is a plus, terrific views. Food and service is always excellent..And coffee is fantastic!

1 Thank Greece S
Sydney, Australia
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126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Both eggs Benedict, on bagels, hubby with bacon (which for the first time in the 42 years i’ve known him, he doesn’t finish as there was so much!) mine with smoked salmon and a couple of flat whites. lovely location, looking out on the water, fairly quiet in Winter though. We went back again for dinner, a Scallop and bacon... More 

Thank Corinne J
Kaitaia, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Been to this Cafe 3 times, cannot fault it, Food and Service awesome, Staff so friendly, always go back,when ever we get a chance to eat out, only downside... one has to be the sober driver, lol

Thank 334agnes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Pizza, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangonui
  • Phone Number: +64 9-406 0850
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