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“Perfection on a plate”
Review of Cafe Sandspit

Cafe Sandspit
Ranked #8 of 45 Restaurants in Warkworth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $18
Cuisines: European, Cafe, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: A pretty seaside cafe with the water coming right up to below the conservatory window at high tide. All meals are cooked freshly to order or chose a quick home baked snack. Fully licensed and open 7 days a week for breakfast lunch and dinner. If you would like to come for dinner due to our scenic location please be sure to book so we know you will be coming along.
New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Perfection on a plate”
Reviewed May 30, 2012

Although the cafe had a large party and several small parties all arriving at the same time (midday) for lunch, they handled taking the orders smoothly and delivered piping hot, deliciously fresh and tasty meals in very good time. We had a Seafood Platter each - light crispy batter on scallops, mussels and fish, with crisp chips, zingy salad and a good old fashioned prawn cocktail. Sitting near the indoor heater, we had a nice view over both sides of the harbour. This isn't a flash restaurant, but it is what every Kiwi dreams of - a cafe that serves fish that is just out of the water, friendly staff, right on the water. We came away very very happy day trippers.

  • Visited May 2012
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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Good but verty restricted opening hours.”
Reviewed March 20, 2012

In a wonderful position adjoining the jetty looking down the estuary which has vaste expanses of sand at low tide. Limited menu but of good quality.

Visited January 2012
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Thank John E
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Waihi, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
282 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
“Great Cafe in beautiful loction”
Reviewed March 10, 2012

Great cafe. Windows facing east on the beach side of the cafe open right out and it's a fabulous place to have breakfast on a sunny morning and the food is fabulous. Highly recommended.

Visited February 2012
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Thank wendhmagz
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Cromwell, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Nice Cafe in Superb Location”
Reviewed December 28, 2011

Nice cafe. Good coffee and cake and the location can't be beaten.

Visited December 2011
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Thank Bob S
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great food with great views”
Reviewed November 2, 2011

Lovely food presented with finesse but no pretentiousness

Visited October 2011
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Thank Chris C
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