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Waterfront Cafe & Bar

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Cafe, Vegetarian, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Pizza, Seafood, European, Pacific Rim
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Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived early for breakfast and it was delicious. We both had the vegetarian eggs benedict, mine with a side of yummy crispy bacon. Staff were very friendly and the breakfast was just what we needed to set us up for our long drive back to Auckland. Can't wait to go again.

Thank TinaandBilly1966
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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107 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We came off the street with no reservation on Saturday night of Queens birthday weekend. The staff after consultation with someone found us a table. The restaurant was busy. We had delicious meals.

Thank Nonstop_Kiwi
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We go to this place every few weeks just for a pizza lunch with a Greek salad. It's as good as it gets, certainly the best pizzas north of Auckland.

Thank Cris101
Mangonui, New Zealand
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

It was the day we had a power cut in my small seaside township and I stopped by the Waterfront Cafe and Bar for a late breakfast. Such a surprise to experience such wonderful, friendly service and an excellent meal. A lovely view across Mangonui Harbour from the outside seating area. Popular restaurant for locals and tourists looking for a... More 

Thank countrywriter
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

At the bottom of the hill from the Mangonui Motel. Good and friendly service, food was more than acceptable and reasonably priced.

Thank flathead53
Whangarei, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Went there with friends. Everyone's meals were excellent. We have been there before and are never disappointed. Good friendly service as well. Would recommend to anyone visiting Mangonui either for lunch or dinner

Thank Chris5072013
Warkworth, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Had a great meal here lovely staff, menu was well done with choices, the meal was nicely cooked. Will be back.

Thank chrissyk278
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Great restaurant to dine at within walking distance from most motels.The menu offers a good choice of mains, the wine prices were very reasonable.We had great friendly serivce by our lovely waitress.Will be back next time when up this way.

Thank NeerajChugh26
Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Was looking forward to a hearty delicious meal after a long trip up north. Had two young children with us and four adults. Service was friendly and helpful in replying to questions about the meal and made great recommendations. The meals were fantastic from the entree of breads and dips to the shanks, steak and lamb.

Thank MichelleMKT
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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214 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

A few locals suggested we try this place for dinner... The lamb shanks were surprisingly tasty but the seafood risotto was the best we have ever had.. Loverly pleasant staff

Thank kruuza

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, Vegetarian, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Pizza, Seafood, European, Pacific Rim
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
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
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