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Hansen's Cafe

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Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
09 402 8526
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47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Muesli breakfast was good with a generous serve the second time we went there. Sitting outside in the sun with fantastic views across the bay is highly recommended. Cost was reasonable. The only thing that let it down was one of the staff sat nearby us, outside smoking a cigarette before and after serving us food. We wanted to sit... More 

Thank tonycolhoun
Beerwah, Australia
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We had booked ourselves on a day time Bay of Islands cruise and thought we would get up early and find a café/restaurant to have breakfast before the tour. It was a Sunday and not much was open early in Paihia, however we stumbled across Hansens Café. This is at the wharf and opens at 7.00am.. Not the flashest place... More 

Thank Brian C
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Had the English breakfast here a few times; great value at $13.50 including coffee. Cooked to order and to preference - very nice staff...

Thank jack c
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Visited Hansen's for breakfast and had their $12 breakfast special. Wasn't able to upgrade from filter coffee to mochaccino without paying full price, staff couldn't remember price of drinks in cabinets food was average but nothing special. Unsure if would visit again, only great feature about cafe was the view which was amazing

Thank Uglybob-nz
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Do not go here for the coffee....or hot chocolate for that matter..... I should not have ordered as when I arrived you could not smell coffee... The smell of fresh coffee beans being ground is absent and the result was terrible coffee. Waste of $18 as kids couldn't drink their hot chocs either....

Thank Leanne Y
Hamilton, New Zealand
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Walking along from wharf area we discovered Hansen's Cafe and the choice for one of us was mince on toast and for me I had a homemade mince pie which was pretty good. Coffee was great too.

Thank Josie006
Whangarei, New Zealand
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

Great place for a nice breakie good food and excellent view. Food is very hearty and reasonable prices

Thank kathybeckham
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

An okay cafe that is a bit more old school than the other places in town. The food is nice enough, and the location on the wharf is good.... it's just not as fancy as the other offerings in Paihia. Would I visit again? Yes, if I needed a quick bite to eat.

Thank Nathan G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

If you like fairly good food served reluctantly this poorly lit establishment is for you. However if you prefer not to be snapped at or told off by waiting staff probably best avoid Hansons!!

Thank Max P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

I have known the Hansen's cafe as a customer. Even thought the owner buys cheap products, the cook transforms into amazing meals. Barista are fabulous and they make great coffees. The staff is very friendly but the owner is obnoxious and rude. It depends of his mood, he don't care about the customers even the staff. Get the WiFi is... More 

Thank Barbich87

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: 09 402 8526

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