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“Lovely lunch fantastic pudding”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of gumdiggers cafe - CLOSED

gumdiggers cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $17
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Contemporary, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout
Description: North Drift Cafe (formerly named Gum Diggers Cafe) in Ahipara is well known for its great coffee, excellent food and its friendly staff. We source our food locally and use seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables with our home grown herbs and spices, open all year round with both take-away or dine in options. Ahipara is the gateway to 90 Mile Beach and Cape Reinga, untouched beaches, uncrowded waves, adventure everywhere you turn so come and visit us in our little paradise.
Nelson, New Zealand
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Lovely lunch fantastic pudding”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

We went to this little no frills cafe out at Ahipara on the west coat of Northland about 20 mins drive out of Kaitaia and right across the road from the Ahipara school.It was reccommended to us so we travelled quite a way to get there and it was well worth it.The lunch, mine flounder salad and chips well cooked and presented and my friends filo wrapped mushroom and chicken with salad also declared to be very nice.The peach cake with whipped cream out of the cabinet was very yummy.They are not licensed but just next door is a liquor outlet where we bought a nice bottle of bubbles it is a nice little cafe with a lovely lady wait person and a relaxed ambience try it out you won,t be disappointed.Sadly no crayfish.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Sarah R
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English first
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Coffee”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

We always get coffees from here and they are always great. Nice and strong. The cafe itself is really well decorated with logs and has a nice ocean atmosphere.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Karen M
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Vancouver
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489 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
“Basic cafe with great food”
Reviewed March 10, 2012

A terrific place for a good sandwich or burger. Very good coffee. Just a side of the road place and obviously seasonal, but worth a small detour for lunch. Reasonably priced.

  • Visited January 2012
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1 Thank Coylum
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Ahipara, New Zealand
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“The Best!!”
Reviewed February 12, 2012

Go try the coffee, about the best anywhere! The food is generous and beautifully presented and the staff are so friendly and helpful.

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Thank SandSafarisTeam
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