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“Gluten free sympathy”
Review of Waterfront Cafe

Waterfront Cafe
Ranked #7 of 23 Restaurants in Russell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Licensed cafe right on the waterfront at Russell, Bay of Islands. Sheltered courtyard at rear when the wind is off the water. Great breakfasts and superb Atomic coffee, new exciting lunch options as well. Plenty of gluten free options available. Come and enjoy the view with a cold beer or glass of wine. WiFi available.
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Really lovely take away breakfast sandwich. Even though we made it up from other menu items, they didn't complain, just went ahead and made it for us. Catered for Gluten free, reasonable price and lovely location. Smashing

Thank Seanfrom72
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Beautifully presented coffee, great flavour - even for us caffeine wimps. Friendly staff, Jeff with a J makes a great decaf! Snacks looked good too from where we were sitting overlooking the bay.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Great meal good selection on menu service very good nothing too much trouble . Very pleasant location

Thank PUMPKIIN
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

This cafe is in a wonderful location overlooking the waterfront at Russell. It's appearance is rather tired and run-down but the coffee was the best I had in Russell. They tend to give one less shot of coffee than I am used to so make sure you ask for an extra shot if you like your coffee full of flavour.
Staff neglected to inform us that when ordering any of the food in the display cabinets you are supposed to get it for yourself. We waited some time before asking why our cakes had not been delivered with our coffee. Once we got them, the cakes were great. There is no sign to say the cafe is self-service and staff were rather rude about us not serving ourselves. We still returned though as their coffee was worth returning for.

Thank SpidaChik
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Right on the waterfront. Watch those seagulls. Cute but with the souls of muggers and sneak thieves? Great breakfast spot. And for dinner when the sun is setting over the bay.

Thank Pjdb
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