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St Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 9-575 6995
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (30 reviews)
“smoked fish” (11 reviews)
“gelato” (9 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
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81 - 90 of 229 reviews

Reviewed March 24, 2016

This is our local and we take all our visitors there rain or shine, it's so uplifting being so close to the sea. The food is delicious and they grow their own veges and have their own butchery apparently. I like their philosophy of freshness...More

Thank Stephanie J
Reviewed March 17, 2016

Our friends asked to meet them here for a mid afternoon coffee. We were not disappointed. Pros - all of the staff were so super friendly - it was clean with comfortable tables and chairs and a great location - we enjoyed unique milkshakes (liquorice)...More

Thank Julian S
Reviewed February 27, 2016

First time visitor. Visiting with a disabled person in wheelchair. Busy lunchtime. The staff could not have been more helpful in terms of getting the wheelchair in. Moved the sliding doors to make entrance easy. Staff attentive when taking order and getting drinks, very quick....More

Thank Eileen007_12
Reviewed February 14, 2016

When we arrived the whole cafe was full but we were given a buzzer and within half an hour it buzzed and our table was ready. Great service here and constantly topping up waters without being asked. The setting is lovely as you can see...More

Thank DareDevil82
Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

Always drove past this place, thought to give it a go as it seems popular, friendly welcome short wait for the table attentive wait staff and than after 15mins the waiter advised us that he forgot to order our entree and mains were ready now...More

Thank tuksb
Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

I haven't been to the bistro in quite sometime and my last experience was great. This meal on the other hand was nothing more than a disappointment. Firstly, the green smoothie that was ordered came out warm? I don't even know how that happened, a...More

Thank kimrux
Reviewed January 18, 2016

We dropped in for a quick lunch before hitting the city for the night. As always, the food was great. I had the fish and chips. Very nice. I love that you never get to the bottom of your glass and it is refilled with...More

Thank JenXan
Reviewed January 13, 2016

Had a lovely birthday dinner here, the staff was very friendly and polite, professional and courteous The place was packed even late in the evening, I would recommend bookings The food was good, flavoursome, the duck fat potato side was excellent

Thank vfamtrave
Reviewed January 7, 2016

Everyone in our party of six really enjoyed the excellent food. My fish was fresh. The service was friendly and informed. It was difficult to book as it is so popular. We thought the tables were quite small. However we will be back.

Thank CathyNZ
Reviewed January 6, 2016

We get our take away coffee from here and it's always great. Friendly staff and a big selection of delicious looking cakes and snacks

Thank joanne a
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
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
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-575 6995
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Opened December 2012
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