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Bennetts Cafe

Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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52 Moir Street, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
(09) 431 5072
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Auckland
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I thought it a tad expensive until the hot chocolate arrived at the table - awesome!!! And the white choc cheesecake - to die for, even orgasmic! Lovely setting, with quaint French/Tuscan outdoor setting in warmer weather. Definitely worth a stop.

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Thank BarbWats0n
Whangarei, New Zealand
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my breakfast at Bennetts Cafe. The eggs benedict with wilted greens (kale) and edadame beans was sensational. The mochaccino with chocolate lollipop was super yummy and finished off my wonderful breakfast. I'll be back.

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Thank Sue H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We LOVE these places. We make a special stop at Bennetts chocolate factory to savour the most amazing chocolate delights (the staff make it such a one-off special visit every time with their professionalism and knowledge) Then next door for (at least) a coffee/hot chocolate. My daughters recommend the hot chocolate with the dissolving spoon!

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Thank Cara R
Auckland, New Zealand
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If in Mangawhai Bennetts is a must see. The food in the cafe is all amazing. I have something different every time I go and have never been disappointed. As an added bonus the chocolate shop is right next door. Parking is easy and the courtyard area has a nice atmosphere

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Thank Nicole L
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Cafe attached to the chocolate shop. Both are very yummy, but quite expensive. Arrived a little too late for lunch at the cafe but had some cabinet food (great, but pricey). Hot chips were huge! Really couldn't eat much of them at all.

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Thank Courtenay W
Tauranga, New Zealand
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146 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

What else is there in life?? Coffee and Chocolate!! Can't get too much better. After a great coffee we visited the Chocolate Factory and totally blew our budget. Talk about chocolate for Africa!! We didn't know which way to turn. A must do Combo!!

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Thank Shayne S
Bolton
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Even though the kitchen was closed (it was after 2pm) and they only had cabinet food they didn't mind heating the fill of my sandwich (that fussy pregnant lady) which I thought was great of them! It was delicious too, the cakes are also top notch! Been here a couple of time now and will probably always come for a... More 

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Thank chelle1983
Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

I went back for a second visit and could have bought so much more than I did, delicious chocolates and marshmallow, different flavours. Interesting educational video of chocolate making process. Not cheap but worth trying so yummy!

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Thank Anna B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We nearly missed this great cafe, so pleased we found. Mocha was amazing with chocolate bar on a stick which you stirred into the coffee yourself. I had yummy poached eggs, gluten free toast. My friend had the French toast which was apparently beautiful. Lovely ambience. inside and outside seating. Best cafe in Mangawhai would def recommend as a must... More 

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Thank Anna B
Matakana, New Zealand
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I have given this place an average rating only because there is no interaction other than a film to watch and if you go on a day when people are working then you can see through the glass at them. Now then if it were for the quality and choice of chocolate then it would be excellent. Oh my a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Moir Street, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangawhai
  • Phone Number: (09) 431 5072

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?