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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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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“citrus tart” (5 reviews)
“salad” (20 reviews)
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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 yesterday

Relaxed dining with fantastic food. Staff were accommodating to a friend with allergies. With great friendly service and delicious food, I would recommend a visit!

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank NZ34travel
Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic food, yummy and filling. Great selection, reasonable prices. Will keep going back, as exceptional food experience.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank derek_lawson
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent breakfast with the kids, awesome food. Great service. Nice surroundings. After a bad experience at Hygge the day prior we were incredibly impressed by Maina.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank StephMillward
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I came here on recommendation from our Airbnb host, it was busy, service was great and pleasant, food was good and as we ordered it, wine delicious, All in all, a hit, I would recommend Maina, But book prior to avoid disappointment

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank garyje
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great breakfast/ brunch to set you up for the day. Service was good and the coffee excellent. Very busy which tells you a lot

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank telcharm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard an awful lot about here. We were advised to go. It was certainly busy with locals and from what I understand it’s a family run enterprise. Being honest, I’m not overly sure why it was so busy. Big portions and reasonable price? It was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 991PDK
katie g, Owner at Maina, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Well how very privileged we are to have you bless us with your critique. Which tells us nothing really. What was not ok about your food? The service? The coffee? We don’t pretend to be a fine dining restaurant. We simply want to promote a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another delicious lunch at Maina with the sisters. Never rushed, order at the counter, food divine. Well priced, salads are always a hit. Today was cooler, so went for the chowder - man-sized portions, yum

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 252antoinetteb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at about midday with our party of 4 including our daughters aged 8 to and 3 months. Coffee was excellent. Staff friendly. The snickers donut was awesomely delicious and decadent. My wife and daughter shared a large portion of generous fish&chips, and I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank MRed5
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had breakfast here twice; granola and buttermilk pancakes were delicious. The first morning the coffee was a bit bitter, better on the second visit. It was difficult to bypass the tempting array of donuts in the cabinet.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank kat_pren
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place who accommodated a party of 8 at short notice. Loved the history too. Maina is the name of the chef’s mother and her picture proudly adorns the wall.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank weloveluxurytravel
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July 10, 2018|
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Response from katie g | Property representative |
We have dishes on our menu that are vegetarian and Stuart can adjust quite a few other dishes to be vegetarian on request.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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
  • E-mail
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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