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“Great Pizza”
Review of The Piha Cafe

The Piha Cafe
Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Piha
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Piha, New Zealand
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115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Pizza”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

When you can't be bothered to make dinner and you live local, then give the Piha Cafe's Pizza a go. My favourite is the Moroccan Lamb! They are on the money with the estimate of time needed, just give them a call and order one and then simply pick up.

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Poor customer service”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Our meals were not brought out together, and were incorrect. There was also a delay of up to half an hour. When this was mentioned to the staff I was made to feel as if it was my fault. It is a shame that a cafe in such a nice spot is ruined by terrible customer service.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank cade s
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“well worth a visit”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

I stayed 4 days in Piha recently and ate here every day. I always felt welcomed, in a quiet way, and relaxed. The coffee was great, the vegetarian rolls delicious, cake slices were yummy and the eggs Benedict were superb. The staff were all unfailingly polite and friendly. Prices were very reasonable compared to UK. No, it maybe wasn't the fastest service in the world but neither was it slow. Piha is such a relaxed, slower-paced place and they have incorporated that feel into the cafe. Go to Auckland if you want super-quick, automaton service. I think you're all doing an excellent job - keep it up. The background music wasn't always on I don't think. The volume and music choice are vital to create the right ambiance in an small place like this. Such a small thing but it makes a big difference.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank E M
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious Food Great Location”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

I ate at Piha Cafe a couple times while I was staying in town and really enjoyed the time I spent looking out to the ocean over an awesome cup of coffee. The food was delicious and of very high quality and the staff very friendly. My only complaint was having to wait an unusually long time for my food one morning but I was in no rush so it didn't put me out.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Brittany K
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“nice brownie v poor customer service”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Atmosphere was OK, food nice, but order was messed up. It was busy and we were warned of the delay. When the order was delivered, it didn't come at the same time and was missing. When challenge the member of staff was rude and we were made out to have told lies. Not impressed with the customer service.....

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank firemaps
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