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“Don’t judge a place by its name …”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Mission Bay Cafe

Mission Bay Cafe
Ranked #126 of 2,225 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand, International, European
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
South Wales
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185 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Don’t judge a place by its name …”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

You’d think that if you had a restaurant named after one of the scenic bays in Auckland, the food might be of interest too. Unfortunately, this café has a basic menu with loads of dishes featuring eggs, and when I was there people seemed to be eating chips with everything. They even have a bottle of Heinz Tomato ketchup on most tables! Furthermore, the waitress was miserable. The only saving grace was their coffee.

  • Visited May 2013
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Great food drinks and service..good value. Very good location and nice to relax with a coffee or beer..

Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good food - good location”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

The menu is slightly light on choices, however what they do have is really good.
The location is good.
The staff were really friendly.
If in the area again, I would definitely come back.

Visited April 2013
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Terrigal, Australia
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Morning tea with family”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

We stopped in for a coffee and hot chocolate on a windy morning. The cafe is very welcoming and the waitress was very friendly and helpful. Coffees for the adults and hot chocolates for the children and a yummy caramel slice and date scone. Just a lovely relaxing morning tea!

  • Visited April 2013
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goodtaste31
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best place in MB for brunch”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

If you want to eat in Mission Bay for brunch, eat here. It's the best. Service is nice. Food is decent, sometimes above average. Better than the other options in MB...nice coffee.

Visited March 2013
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