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Blacksands Cafe

Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Bow Street, Raglan, New Zealand
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Maybe just a quiet day, kitchen just closed so cabinet food. It was ok but no music and given the number of places I could have gone, hmm. Just average.

Thank Alexjnz
Wantirna, Australia
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Visited Blacksands last week while visiting my mother in New Zealand. Decided it would be nice to take her for a drive to Raglan as its been many years since I have been there. Given she has a walker, Blacksands had good access with a small ramp. On arrival the woman behind the counter looked most perturbed that we asked... More 

Thank markrichards1964
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Visited here for lunch with my parents last week, the three of us had fish and chips just the small portion, all very tasty and fresh, reasonable priced, staff were friendly, it's an order at the bar place but that's not the end of the world. Would go back.

Thank Rubedragon
Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

What a shame about the previous reviews on this place. I went there both days that I was in Raglan last week and would like to report otherwise. The hot chocolates and coffees were good and the service friendly and helpful. I was able to get some reading and writing done in this quiet and convivial atmosphere while watching the... More 

Thank RobinEsme
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

We had brunch here two days ago. The service was pretty poor - the female server didn't seem to have one clue about the menu or the prices when we ordered; and she only "heard" two orders although I specified three items and there were three of us - thank goodness she read the order back so I noticed the... More 

Thank boatie_girl
New Zealand
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103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Had breakfast at the cafe, not sure if we caught them on an off day but the place had not sole, the staff seemed off - not bad tempered but just did not seem to ant to be there, hence a flat atmosphere that was not pleasant to be in, even the music was somber. The food and coffee were... More 

Thank hobokiwi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
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: 07-825-8588

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