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Boatshed Cafe

8 Clendon Esplanade, Rawene, New Zealand
+64 9-405 7728
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“flounder” (9 reviews)
“soup” (7 reviews)
“cake” (8 reviews)
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8:30 AM - 3:30 PMAll hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Clendon Esplanade, Rawene, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Early morning visit coming off ferry. We just sat on the deck and enjoyed the best Chai tea latte we have had in New Zealand and the freshest blueberry muffin right out of the oven. The conversation we had with a friendly worker was awesome...More

Thank Maleko M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good breakfast and great coffee with a superb view over the water. Friendly service, although understandably a little wait for the food as they were busy and everything seemed to be freshly cooked.

Thank BeerChangMan
Reviewed October 3, 2017

On the water, the best view and right next to the ferry. The food is so fresh and tasty. The service is excellent and the owners are always happy to make your stay perfect. There is so much history and great local art on the...More

Thank Kowgal
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

We got off the ferry and noted the sign. It was quaint with a reasonable selection. But when we got the food it was amazing. I had a chicken and vegetable pie that was really good and Rose my wife had a Camembert that delivered...More

Thank Gregosullivan
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

It was a very wet day and we were keen to hang out in a cafe for awhile. This spot would be gorgeous on a hot day right beside the harbour. I had the smoked chicken hot pot and it really hit the spot warming...More

Thank Di A
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Friendly and warm service. A large selection of quality dishes and food. Beautiful views out to the ocean on the deck. Interior has a gorgeous design with creative flow. Staff are very welcoming and talkative. The food I highly recommend! I love my food, so...More

Thank Rachael C
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

What an unexpected delight. A quirky spot perched over the water, offering inside and veranda dining. Even on a wintery day, the atmosphere was very pleasant. The staff are amazing, very friendly and helpful. The food was superb. The Hokianga Flounder was fresh, beautifully cooked...More

Thank 757carol
Reviewed July 13, 2017

This cafe is really in an old boat shed. It is almost totally built over water. This gives it super views over the Hokianga inlet. The decor is in keeping with its rustic image. If you have more modern tastes don't let this put you...More

Thank Dirk568
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Good coffee comes with a view out over the harbour. Sit out on the balcony and enjoy! Pastries, muffins etc available too.

Thank mmmaxxx
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

We live in the small historic village of Kohukohu. Just across the river from us is the historic town of Rawene. To get there one needs to catch the vehicle & passenger ferry, which runs between both towns. On any given day the weather could...More

Thank 514shannon
Terehia T, Owner at Boatshed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We would just like to add, some people believe our menu is small, where the next customer may comment there are too many options. We offer a variety of homemade food to cater for everyone, from vegetarian meals to fish,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Clendon Esplanade, Rawene, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Rawene
  • Phone Number: +64 9-405 7728
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