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Cafe Sandspit

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1440 Sandspit Rd, Warkworth 0982, New Zealand
+64 9-425 9475
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Auckland, New Zealand
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely location good food pity the tide was at dead low. Just think $4 for 2 pieces of garlic toast added to the price of the seafood chowder is a bit much!!

Thank sherylamartin
Victoria Point, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view from this Cafe is just wonderful and when I am in NZ go there for a wonderful hot chocolate. Our friends have a boat moored off there and the Cafe is right there.

Thank brokenjthree
Snells Beach, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

After spending the morning looking for homes in the Sandspit area, my husband and I decided to try this cafe at the Marina. We walked in and was greeted by a cheerful and charming Justin (the owner). We had a nice chat about the town, while he was humble about his cafe. We ordered sandwiches, tea and coffee that was... More 

Thank second0life
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely morning chatting to a friendly witty man. Who happened to be the owner ?! If your in need for some good food and a good laugh definitely recommend :)

Thank Danielle R
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

If you want good food that tastes delicious, without waiting all day, then you should drop by this diner for a feed, snack or even just a coffee. Whats more he won't steal you wallet like half the caf's around these days! He also knowns how to make a decent coffee - in fact he is the bench mark for... More 

Thank Gerry H
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Our school bus arrived late to pick up from camp due to an accident on SH1. The cafe was closed, and there were 51 children and 9 adults who felt cold and hungry. Justin and Robyn opened the cafe for us. They also consider diet requirements as some kids are having allergy, We have vegetarian lasagna, sausage roll, chips, bacon... More 

Thank JantiGunawan
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

The owner of this cafe is super friendly and super kind! I was waiting for my daughter to arrive on a ferry and decided it was too nice to sit inside (amazing sunny winters day) and he saw me sitting reading my book and offered me a coffee - brought it right out to me and didn't take a penny!... More 

Thank kiwifi2015
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Great coffee and bacon and eggs I would recommend the bacon and eggs really well done Place is really well maintained and clean With fantastic view you are almost sitting on top of the watet

Thank zoltanb428
Auckland, New Zealand
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96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Lovely location when tide is high. Positives end there. Beer battered fish over cooked. According to the chef, salsa for nachos must be cooked with vinegar. I'm allergic to vinegar so omitted it. I thought nachos usually come with a mince/bean mix. Found the owner/chef to be quite opionated which we found off-putting.

Thank Nihonihoohura
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely Awesome in 3 aspects. 1) Delicious Food - The yummiest Fillet Steak with chips and Caramalised onions. 2) Lovely Scenic view 3) Wonderful service A must visit if you're visiting Snells beach/Omaha Beach

Thank Ryan C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $17
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1440 Sandspit Rd, Warkworth 0982, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Warkworth
  • Phone Number: +64 9-425 9475
A pretty seaside cafe with the water coming right up to below the conservatory window at high tide. All meals are cooked freshly to order or chose a quick home baked snack. Fully licensed and open 7 days a week for breakfast lunch and dinner. If you would like to come for dinner due to our scenic location please be sure to book so we know you will be coming along.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?