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Blacksands Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Bow Street, Raglan, New Zealand
+64 7-825 8588
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely cafe on the corner of Raglan. Great breakfast and coffee's. The staff were cheerful and ready to make your food the way you like it.

Thank USANZ1
Wellington, New Zealand
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Requiring an early breakfast on a Sunday there was not a lot to offer in Ragland, however, open at 7am the full menu was available. This was comprehensive and not at all expensive. The service was also very good.

Thank Rodney B
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with a friend. Friend ordered the cheeseburger with a macchiato. She said the burger was very nice but a bit "drippy". The macchiato burnt her face off and wasn't actually a macchiato. I ordered the french toast with bacon and caramelised banana. It was very good but I think I contracted immediate diabetes. If it were smaller portions... More 

Thank MSAMP81
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food. I had the French toast and partner had big breakfast. All very delicious including two huge cups of great tasting coffee. Staff were friendly and polite and a fantastic impression to leave Raglan with.

Thank John R
Raglan, New Zealand
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

It was a nice place for a coffee, cake and a good old chat, love the atmosphere. Great place to visit.

Thank ggmiller1965
Mellons Bay, Auckland
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Raglan has many cafes for a town of its size and as we were there for a couple of weeks, we tried quite a few, We had been advised not to go to BlackSands but we really couldn't understand why. The coffee was good (always an indication), and the food was excellent. I had a salmon steak which was cooked... More 

Thank Doffo
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Had a very delicious seafood chowder here for a reasonable price. Staff are friendly and it's a relaxed atmosphere. Nice and warm to walk into on such a cold day. I highly recommend the chowder.

Thank Cath_Hallinan
Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Lots of deep fried food on offer. Staff didn't seem to care too much, and chef left the bathroom without washing her hands, and was regularly picking her nose! Shame we'd already eaten by then.

Thank snapperbiscuitnz
Rotorua, New Zealand
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

We were in Raglan for the weekend and decided to have breakfast here. It appeared to be a popular choice. I had the big breakfast and the wife had eggs on toast. Both arrived in a reasonable time. The big breakfast was good. And was big, but the potatoes were the star of the plate. They were cooked to perfection... More 

Thank paw0308
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food and great fast friendly service. The kids loved it too - even the healthy seeds on the buns and greenery inside. Generous helpings. Coming back!

Thank Simon O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bow Street, Raglan, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Raglan
  • Phone Number: +64 7-825 8588

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