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Fishbone Cafe

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88 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
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Kaitaia, New Zealand
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this café on line as I was passing through Kerikeri and the main reason they have All Press coffee my favourite, I got there half an hour before closing time, me and my two friends ordered coffee and cake to seat down and eat there as we still have 1/2 an hour til closing time, got the coffee... More 

Thank Kimmi7168
fishbone2015, Office admin Fishbone Cafe at Fishbone Cafe, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not have a good experience with us! We pride ourselves on serving consistently good coffee and service with a smile and we are grateful that you have taken the time to let us know that on this occasion our high standards were not met. Your comments will be discussed with our team. More 

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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The atmosphere, staff, food, and coffee were all wonderful. A welcomed treat after travelling through the far north and not being able to find anywhere open on a Sunday! We had the eggs benedict and the french toast. Both were generous portions, and very tasty. The coffees were great, and very quick service.

Thank Emma B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Great breakfast selection and generous servings plus coffee very good. Service excellent and not too expensive.

Thank Handicap42
Bristol, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I love visiting my bro in NZ and going to this place as simply everything they do is wonderful. I really cannot say enough good things about this place and don't have one single negative remark to make. Cannot wait to be sat there agin looking at the delicious menu.

Thank Catherine J
Thames, New Zealand
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Want the best eggs and coffee in town? This is definitely the place to visit. A very busy cafe on a Friday morning, many of the customers seemed to be locals - always a good sign. Although the waitress appeared to have a great deal to do, he still found time for a friendly chat and recommended some local places... More 

Thank embee2015
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

Grabbed a coffee in the morning then went back at lunch as it was actually really good. Also had a wrap for lunch. Tasty, fresh and not dry or covered in sugary sauce. Excellent fast service - even when there was hardly a free table at lunchtime there was only a couple minutes wait. My only criticism is that the... More 

Thank willowdog9
Taumarunui, New Zealand
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast as we were passing through. Food was good had eggs benedict plate and food was hot. Coffee was fantastic and the service was friendly and quick. No complaints at all. Only downside was it was raining hardly the cafes fault😊

Thank johanneerceg
Kaitaia, New Zealand
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

I had been here a while back. The food is not very pleasing. Coffee, great. The wrap I had was rubbery, possibly just because of the type of bread it was. Flavours were not enjoyable. It was edible, but not recommended for a visit/get together. Staff was friendly, just the food was not too good.

Thank worldoftaste
fishbone2015, Office admin at Fishbone Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, we are sorry your lunch was not enjoyable, we suspect it may have been a gluten free wrap which are dryer than others but we will discuss this with the kitchen and make improvements. If you are having lunch here again and there is a problem please let the staff know so that it can be put right for... More 

Kerikeri, New Zealand
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Well, it's been in business since I arrived here in 2004- so they must be doing something right! Quality and consistency, good coffee, and a funky wine bar too.

Thank Muchalls23
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Warm summer evening, sitting watching the world go by, a good menu and local wine - what more do you want on holiday? If I'm picky it's just about the space available for a busy restaurant, but the service was excellent.

Thank Ann B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
  • Phone Number: 6494076065

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