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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)
“cakes” (17 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8 Clendon Esplanade, Rawene, New Zealand
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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

Reviewed June 27, 2017

Visited here for second time. Absolutely delicious food and coffee. All the staff are so friendly. Definitely recommend. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Travellingkiwi83
Terehia T, Owner at Boatshed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2017

Thank you for your feedback Travellingkiwi83. We appreciate you taking time to leave your recommendation and glad you enjoyed it here with us. Take care and we'll see you next time. Boatshed Cafe, Rawene

Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

We came here based on a recommendation from family. What a delight it was. We were greeted with a plesent smile and hello. I had ordered the bagel with pesto and tomato. The pesto was homemade and DElish!!! Another of out party had the dahl...More

Thank Julialeigh
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here after seeing the name on tripadvisor....there was a decrepancy in the location and one poster said they had changed their name. Know this.....it's right next to the ferry landing in town and it has great pizza, coffee and carrot cake to die for,...More

Thank Donald J
Reviewed April 14, 2017

This is a great little cafe with the best coffee, and delicious food. Made on the premises. The day we were there they were making their own chutney, wow did it smell good. The staff are so friendly, and the service is great. Don't pass...More

Thank Charmaine M
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Beautiful sitting out over the water enjoying a beautiful meal. Good variety well cooked, good service

Thank nelliejean2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
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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