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Waterfront Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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23D The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7589
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Brancaster, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sunday lunchtime bliss with a fabulicious seafood chowder and with most amazing vista's over the bay looking towards Paihia . Curtious staff and good service, couldn't get any better .

Thank Robert V
Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for a quick drink and a snack. Owner was very friendly and cakes were good. Nice views across the bay.

Thank _dave_mcmillan53
Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food at a reasonable price, great staff. Nice to sit just looking out to see or watching the boats on the harbour. Thanks

Thank Digitalspy44
Guildford, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst waiting for our Dolphin trip we had a seafood chowder at the Cafe- service was friendly and the view was lovely- a great stop

Thank swimcol
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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367 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are options to sit outside, inside overlooking the bay or inside. All are comfortable enough. Food choice is ok, but service with a smile would have been nice. Gluten free bread available on request.

Thank HKinsey
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had breakfast here several times while Staying the holiday home next door to the cafe. They were very nice and delivered the breakfast on the deck. Food was good standard. Would visit again.

Thank Matt_nz1
Hamilton, New Zealand
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116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

walked to the town centre for coffee to take in the vista's the ships that were in the harbour. Town busy that hot morning but staff friendly and efficient.

Thank joy532
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129 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Falafels, salad and reasonably good chowder all washed down with a beer. Perfectly ok lunchtime fare in a great spot. This place won't win any awards but the staff were very friendly and efficient and we went away happy.

Thank epicure49
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food was fantastic service was even better we had a amazing waitress named Kyla who made sure all our needs were catered for highly recommended if you're looking for a nice place to eat the fish and chips were mouth watering will definitely be coming back

1 Thank Tui-aroha S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Fantastic service from Brooke the Barista. Awesome Job! Views are absolutely beautiful right out over the bay. Toilet provided for customers.

Thank Helen T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $14
Cafe, New Zealand, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?