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Clifton Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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468 Clifton Rd, Hastings 4201, New Zealand
+64 6-875 0096
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here in the past and it has been good. This time was awful. Left out one of our orders all together and the fish was brown and inedible, cooked way too long. Unforgivable given the availability of good produce locally. Such a shame given the spectacular setting of this place.

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Thank rickwel
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch was ok. There was plenty of food but my impression was that it was overpriced for food that a bit underwhelming. It is a nice spot but I think they could do better.

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Thank Tony P
Wellington, New Zealand
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We were touring the area and got here quite by accident, but would certainly come again if in the area. Lovely setting by the sea and we had a great day for sitting outside in the sun. My friend rated the soup 10/10, and my steak sandwich was the best, very tender strips of beef, salad and mushrooms, and came... More 

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Thank TaiMarilyn
new zealand
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Had lunch here on a stormy day, Lovely setting to sit and watch the sea. Our meals were lovely, good size, tasty and nicely presented. Coffee was very good. It would be nice to see a little more care with the surroundings.

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Thank 4kiwismiths
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Terrible food and service Ordered a steak sandwich and could only find two thin strips of meat in it,

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Thank graeme w
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Went out to Cafe on weekend, lots of staff (approx 8) and no customers at counter but myself and it still took some time before acknowledged and served. Waited for coffee for over 15 minutes and went up to see where it was and it had been made but left on counter - no staff in sight and there was... More 

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Thank cherry t
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Great place to for exceptional food, coffee and a great view! not to mention the friendly staff, 10 out of 10 recommend.

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Thank lisamason75
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

My family and I often visit Clifton Cafe and are yet to be disappointed! The food is amazing and the portion size is huuuge , great value for money ! The coffee is divine and there's nothing better than enjoying the great food and coffee with the amazing views if the ocean. The kids love it here too as there... More 

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Thank Bianca S
Wellington, New Zealand
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88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

The reliable local go to place. We went for morning tea then returned for lunch after a walk along the water front. It was very crowded so obviously the local hot spot.

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Thank Andrea S
Hastings, New Zealand
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125 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

A nice friendly place to visit with good food.nice beach to visit. A very good place to relax and get away for a break. Hadnt been there before and was pleasantly surprised by the friendly service and nice food

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Thank leoniehastings

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $29
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 468 Clifton Rd, Hastings 4201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +64 6-875 0096

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