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Boatshed Cafe

8 Clendon Esplanade, Rawene, New Zealand
+64 9-405 7728
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“flounder” (9 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8 Clendon Esplanade, Rawene, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Friendly staff and great food/coffee in one of the best settings in New Zealand. We had the flounder (really delicious), chicken pie (creamy and wholesome) and veggie pizza slice (well cooked and tasty). Sitting out on the deck overlooking the Holkianga - what could be...More

Thank 3mfs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Convenient and beautiful location on the sea. The food we had were sandwiches. They were freshly made with local ingredients and were delicious. The vegetables were locally grown. I would return.

Thank Dennis W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Boatshed cafe is in a great position. The coffee was great and the home made bun with smoked chicken was superb.

Thank Spinner69
Terehia T, Manager at Boatshed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it and are glad you enjoyed your time here.

Reviewed February 19, 2018

Been out of the country for many years and love experiencing the kiwi vibe at places like this. To top it off a great coffee!

Thank KiwiIslander
Reviewed February 18, 2018

I'm showing a friend around Northland and we called in for a drink and a snack on our way to Opononi. I'd always wanted to stop in Rawene. The cafe looked perfect, and we thought it would put us in the mood for the weekend....More

Thank Ascendia
Terehia T, Cook at Boatshed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2018

Hi there, My name is Teresa and I was the sole cook on this occasion. I remember you clearly, and I reply in my defence so other readers are aware there are two sides to this story, and mine is to the point and factual....More

Reviewed February 17, 2018

We visited for breakfast. The restaurant looks out over the harbour and on a nice day we enjoyed a pleasant breakfast on the deck. The scrambled eggs were excellent though my wife would have liked a slightly portion of mushrooms. We went back next day...More

Reviewed February 10, 2018

Had a lovely lunch here. Would recommend. Lots of menu options, friendly staff. Rawene is a cute little spot and fun traveling over on the ferry.

Thank chrisyaustin
Reviewed February 7, 2018

We were recommended this cafe as a stop off the ferry and it did not disappoint. It's location is lovely, sitting out over the harbour, we really loved watching the herons fishing right in front of us. Good coffee for our order and teenage daughter...More

Thank sonyaf22
Reviewed February 5, 2018

I have been to the cafe a few times. I did make reference to the cafe some 2 years ago and note that the suggestions given were not taken up i.e. smoking area and an alternative other than diary. That said, I don't eat there...More

1  Thank Karangaranga
Terehia T, Manager at Boatshed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2018

Hi Karangaranga, So sorry to disappoint you, but as you were advised the first time, we will always be Auahi Kore, Smokefree. You are quite possibly, the only person to ask for Vegan butter, as per your first review. We do have Vegan customers come...More

Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

Excellent tasty food & very good coffee. Some art and local craftworks exhibited. Relaxing atmosphere with fantastic view. Very kind and helpful staff.

Thank Fabian H
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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
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Romantic
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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