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1 Havelock Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
+64 6-877 1714
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Havelock Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Meet some friends here for lunch - very popular but tables turn around quickly. Great staff and food.

Thank J9erC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended Maina by the Black Barn Cellar door staff. Being a wet, windy and cold day the cafe ambience felt good with an open fire. That’s about as good as it got. Little attention was taken by the staff of My gluten allergy,...More

Thank Murray L
katie g, Owner at Maina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Murray. This is indeed very concerning. We endeavour to offer GF choices and safe food options for gluten sensitive people. Both in the cabinet and on the menu. So we now have to track this back to ensure it never happens again This is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my lamb but my friends park belly was better. The potato gratin was delicious. Lots of good veg. Tables were a little bit close.

Thank Jo F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered the Pork belly with celeriac, kumara, various vegetables, served with a little pot of hot sauce. Came across various friends at the next table which adds to the evening. Very friendly staff who served a birthday cake and flowers to the Korean girl with...More

Thank friardo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is so good,very healthy options with gluten free,we were so pleased with the lunch we had the Thai chicken salad and the beef salad. It’s such a delight to get such healthy options.

Thank adamsconz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, nice atmosphere and good service. Went as part of a group. All agreed to go back as food very good.

Thank gaespencer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying close by for Targa NZ and stumbled across Maina...... The creamy mushrooms with home-made hashed browns and bacon became a favourite and were consumed over the next three days. Also highly recommended are the buttermilk hot cakes. Staff were v.pleasant and efficient. A great...More

Thank KatPinotGris
Reviewed April 29, 2018

A great menu coupled with great service in a bustling and vibrant environment made for a great evening. So much so we went back for another meal a few nights later to enjoy the food again.

Thank Kevo9093
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Walk in dinner with partner and two pre-teens. Adult mains were brilliant and they even did a kid sized main for one of the young one. Kids pizza had everybody envious. If we had another night in town we would have gone back ....

Thank SJH_nz
Reviewed April 17, 2018

I popped into Maina yesterday morning and ordered the custom build-it-yourself vege brekkie 2-eggs, toast & jam, w/ spinach, mushrooms & hash-browns. And while $25 in total - $5 for each item -- it was worth it. The hash-browns are made in-house, the generous portion...More

Thank HaljoHal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Digital Payments
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Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Havelock Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Havelock North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-877 1714
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Maina operates as a cafe during the day with our own blend of coffee roasted by local, roasters, Hawthorne. Maina provides a full bistro service at night. Maina has achieved well in both local and national competitions and is proud to prepare and serve great local produce with both local and national wines and craft beers. Spirits and a wide range of juices are available. Maina makes good provision for dietary needs with a wide range of gluten free, vegetarian and even some vegan product.
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