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“All hype not as expected” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Takapuna Beach Cafe

Takapuna Beach Cafe
Ranked #2 of 117 Coffee & Tea in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Papamoa, New Zealand
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137 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“All hype not as expected”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

Stopped here and had breakfast, very busy, service great and fast. Maybe to quick as food not that great. Only ordered eggs beni and pouched eggs on toast. Bacon was burnt, eggs not hot, very small portions for the price.
The whole thing seemed like being pushed through a conveyer belt.
Eftpos asked for tip, find this rude as I feel tips deserve better service and to be earned.
Was recommended to go here but not as good as we were told and won't be going back any time soon.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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chch
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“EXCELLENT!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

Unconventional brunch menu was fantastic - fabulous service and beautiful views of the beach - Great coffee and reasonable prices for exceptional food.

Visited May 2014
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Thank chchfee
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scotland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

Loved the café - food wonderful, staff very welcoming and friendly, and what a view! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
One day when we visited, it was full - loved the flashing lobster as we went for a walk along the beach:-)

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank holidaysorter
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Biggera Waters, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Casual Style By The Sea”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great location that impresses. Excellent food, good friendly service, and a pleasant unhurried atmosphere.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Justin K
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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beach action over brunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

As a local I really should keep this place to myself! I regularly walk the beach with my dog and friends join us for coffee on the deck. Whenever I have overseas guests we sit in the only beachside cafe in Auckland to enjoy the view of Rangitoto and the water sporting activity - on windy days there are surfers and energetic kite-boarders while calm days see swimmers and awkward paddleboarders. Breakfast or lunch menus offer delicious choices and the juice and variety teas are a wonderful alternative to the ubiquitous coffee. But now that I've told you, save me a seat!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Helen G
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