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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)
“cakes” (12 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 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
Reviewed April 6, 2017

This is now the Waterline Café, don't know when they changed their name. If you are seeking the worst cup of coffee in N.Z your search is over go directly to the Waterline café. I was served a cold coffee and my wife was served...More

1  Thank flashpacker55
Terehia T, Manager at Boatshed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2017

Hi there, In response to your review above, I ask firstly if you have the correct cafe as we are the Boatshed Cafe, Rawene. That name has been in place for 16 plus years. The Waterline Cafe is located across the other side of the...More

Reviewed March 29, 2017

Stopped here for breakfast on Saturday morning. Full tide, sun shining, birds singing, fish jumping , boats etc. Absolutely perfect with incredible food.

Thank russle0
Reviewed March 13, 2017

very oldfashioned hand made coffee and excellent cakes! service also very friendly and helpful. this is our stop in rawene!

Thank manfred h
Reviewed March 13, 2017

This little gem is situated only a minutes walk from the ferry at the picturesque town of Rawene...a gem in itself. The shed itself is quaint and cute over the water We visited with friends from overseas and they too LOVED it!...Panini, soup, mushrooms and...More

Thank KiwiLint
Reviewed March 8, 2017

Great food - try the raw fish - and the pizza was also very good. Good coffee and service prompt and friendly.

Thank Carol D
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Thanks for a beautiful breakfast 🍳 We enjoyed our scrambled eggs on the deck literally out above the high tide. Great staff that were friendly and excellent at their jobs😊

Thank chasingtheheat
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

We only had coffee but given we are coffee critics, I thought we should recommend that you buy your coffee from here. Not the closest cafe to the ferry but worth the walk.

Thank Murray G
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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, Families with children, Scenic view
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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