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El Cafe

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Mexican, Latin, Cafe, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Casual relaxed small Cafe with allpress coffee; authentic Latin American style food, refreshing drinks, high speed WiFi and music less than 10 minute walk along the beach from Paihia town center.
$3 - $10
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Mexican, Latin, Cafe, South American, Central American
Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

100% consistently good coffee, decadent milkshakes and delicious authentic food. Healthy but very tasty! GF options

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted a coffee, and thought I should have a little snack too, so had their amazing lemon, coconut muffin, and it was the best! My flat white coffee was perfect too, thank you El Cafe!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just popped in for a quick late lunch. The food was fantastic, coffee was great and the smoothie was out of this world.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed July 25, 2020 via mobile

Good food good service their burritos are kickass. Didn't have to wait long for food the menu was straight forward the staff are great will bring my family back for lunch sometime 5 stars

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 27, 2020 via mobile

Whenever in Paihia we always make sure to stop by for coffee or a meal. Subject line says it all. The team never miss a beat and the flavours are sensational. Meals are hot. And a really relaxing atmosphere. See you next time!

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 6, 2020

We visited Paihia for the weekend and the breakfast was so good we ended up going there both days. Great food, friendly service and well priced. Fantastic 😎👍😎

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

Lovely food and service. The burritos were very tasty and worth the money. Quite small seating area but other than that, cannot fault it.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

I've been in Paihia for 4 months now and I still hit up El Cafe at Least once a week. Since it's located on Kings Rd it puts it away from the business of the main street (locals and long-term backpackers know this gem though...and flock here every morning :) The staff are very friendly and the food is authentic ❤ I love how they have a selection of hot sauces on each table (2 of which are Mexico's top brands) I haven't found better Latin food anywhere in NZMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

Delicious food and coffee. Great service and staff. Lovely place to hangout and chill especially in hot day. Shout out El cafe.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 19, 2020 via mobile

Breakfast here was a fun and allround good experience. Burritos, tacos, eggs and a bunch of good stuff. Good atposphere and friendly service around the corner from the beach makes it a winner,

Date of visit: January 2020
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