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Cafe Sandspit

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, European, New Zealand
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1440 Sandspit Rd, Warkworth 0982, New Zealand
+64 9-425 9475
8:00 am - 4:00 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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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
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

8 of us arrived just before 10am - sign outside says "YES - WE ARE OPEN" ...So we go in and sit down ....after about 10 minutes, I ask if there is a Breakfast Menu available and get this weird attitude and reply - "We do - we are not serving Breakfast - You have no reservation and i have... More 

Thank neilall
robyn k, Owner at Cafe Sandspit, responded to this review

Hello again... to add some perspective to your review... You guys walked in and i said hello twice as you walked past the counter. I got no response back so i carried on serving the customers at the counter. Here's a hint for you, if you are polite or at least bother to say hello back when greeted like a... More 

Appin, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast at this cafe....the food and views were amazing, the owner was friendly and made us all feel welcome...we did not leave hungry, would totally recommend

Thank Jo S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Awesome because you had a warrm welcome when you entered and and everybody there was just so awesome with their friendly service, it was just a perfect place to go for me and the bros to just kickback and get a feed 👌

Thank bailey m

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?