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Waterfront Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, Seafood, Gluten Free
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23D The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7589
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Auckland, New Zealand
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141 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch here was a panini with spinach, chicken and tomato filling and a latte. The panini was average and the latte was good. Perhaps I should have asked for cheese instead of tomato. Nice to sit on the verandah undercover and be sheltered from the elements and still be able to enjoy the views over the water and to the... More 

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Thank Superwoman888
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was great. Gluten free options and typical great New Zealand coffee. They were friendly and the seating was comfortable. Great view of the wharf.

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Thank Leah B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food , fish chowder was very tasty, hot and well seasoned. Service was friendly and helpful. well worth a visit.free wifi.

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Thank Panney2016
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visitd here today to have breakfast with my partner who is visiting from the U.K. The cafe is small and friendly, with seating on the grass next to the water or you can choose to sit on the decking undercover. I chose the pancakes with blueberries (recommended by staff) and it was amazing! My partner had the seaside breakfast... More 

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off here before taking a boat to the hole in the rock for a bite to eat. Staff were very friendly & helpful. We had a range of food )4 adults), there were no bad reports from my family about the food. They make the best Latte coffee I had while in New Zealand. There are tables &... More 

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Thank Morgan361
Auckland, NZ
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Ideally located right on the waterfront in Russell, amongst some of the great names. Sadly though it is uninviting - the layout does it no favours and looks very dated. Could do with a revamp, some friendlier (and smiling) staff. Has great views though!

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Thank CSWE
Bratislava, Slovakia
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

While visiting Russell (former capital city of NZ) - drinking famous flat white & eating nice berry cheese-cake here. The best place where to enjoy sea-side view & enjoy long weekend :)

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Thank boba b
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The buys who have this cafe are really friendly. The service is quick and the food very tasty. My husband had scrambled eggs on toast and I had poached eggs on toast. The eggs were free-range. Food not over the top but nice for a lunch or brunch meal. Would recommend.

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Thank Maryanne2010
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here, the food was good, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The price of there meals were very reasonable compared to other Restaurants near by. We'll eat here again.

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Thank Peter W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We had coffee every day of our visit in Russell: extra hot, flat white served in large cup by cheerful staff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $14
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Seafood, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23D The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: +64 9-403 7589
Description
Licensed cafe right on the waterfront at Russell, Bay of Islands. Sheltered courtyard at rear when the wind is off the water. Great breakfasts and superb Atomic coffee, new exciting lunch options as well. Plenty of gluten free options available. Come and enjoy the view with a cold beer or glass of wine. WiFi available.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?