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“Unexpected delight”
Review of The Bay Cafe

The Bay Cafe
Ranked #43 of 333 Restaurants in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Hastings, New Zealand
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126 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Unexpected delight”
Reviewed May 8, 2014

The cafe at Glenfalloch Garden was closed due to a function being held there but they advised us to return to MacAndrew Bay to the cafe there and it was excellent advice. The seafood chowder was actually better than I'd eaten the day before at Fleur's at Moeraki and only half the price. We all (5 adults and 1 child) ordered something different and there were no disappointments. The service was terrific - very prompt and friendly. The loo was spotless as was the whole place. This well kept secret will soon be out and folk will need to book as it is not a large cafe. They served the 6 yr old first which is a big plus. Should we ever be back in Dunedin, we'll be back here.

  • Visited April 2014
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“Beautiful setting outstanding value!”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

Visited on Easter Sunday and were pleasantly surprised by no surcharge. Meal was a very generous size and just delicious. Service top notch, they were really busy but we didn't wait long at all.

  • Visited April 2014
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“Great Harbour-side Setting”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

Overlooks little Macandrew Bay Beach; a safe and popular spot for children. Sit on the terrace outside the cafe, but not below lurking seagulls ! Nice cafe food and really friendly service.

Visited April 2014
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“Awesome Coffee”
Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely brunch here today, both our triple shot coffees were spot on and our food was just divine!!! Well presented. Would defiantly return.

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Thank Kirsty B
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High Wycombe, England
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346 reviews
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“Great place to stop for lunch on a tour round Dunedin”
Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile


Four of us were driving round the coastline surrounding Dunedin and were looking for lunch at about the time we passed The Bay Cafe. It looked inviting so in we went.
There is a good selection on the menu and in the display cabinet but we all chose the soup of the day - pumpkin, ginger and coconut milk with garlic bread. This was a wonderful concoction, hot (in both senses) and tasty, with excellent garlic bread as accompanied.
A great place to stop for lunch with views across the bay.

Visited March 2014
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