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“Mr Chips”
Review of Cafe Sandspit

Cafe Sandspit
Ranked #6 of 45 Restaurants in Warkworth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $17
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
1 review
“Mr Chips”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Doing our almost daily holiday ritual. As usual we come down to the cafe for hot chips and wifi. The view is amazing and so is the chips as chips is the only thing we get. Overall it's a lovely spot to go have lunch one day.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank NooNoo0510
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English first
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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“Poor service”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Went for coffee and cake. Cake was microwaved until hard, sent it back, didn't receive a replacement and was charged. When we complained we were told that they didn't want our custom again. Lovely spot but dreadful service.

  • Visited September 2013
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3 Thank Vikki N
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robynkingston, Owner at Cafe Sandspit, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
If you are going to come to our restaurant and be unfriendly, pretentious and rude please do not be surprised when we ask you not to return.
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
“Fabulous Food, Superb Service, Wonderful Water Views”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

My partner and I had visited this Cafe/Restaurant previously on a couple of occasions, about 5 years' ago. While pleasant enough, it didn't compare to our recent visit there for lunch. The food was amazing and delicious - so reflecting Justin's years of experience as a chef in London - the view was as stunning as ever - and Justin so welcoming (and entertaining, with some great stories to tell). We are planning another trip up for a weekend in Matakana in the near future and this little gem is definitely on our list for a visit (or two). :)

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Glenda D
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
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“Beautiful Breakfast Experience”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

We had breakfast at this cafe, it was a beautiful sunny day so we made the most of the view and sat by the large windows overlooking thewater. Service was great and food just as good. Would highly recommend you take a visit

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Caitlinaleelee
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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“'Birthday Lunch'”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Today my husband and I had an awesome dining experince at this amazing cafe/restaurant for lunch. The service, friendliness and food would take a lot of beating . Justin (the owner/chef) made us very welcome and relaxed and his years of experience as a chef in London shows in the quality of his cuisine. Prices are very reasonable with a variety of choices on the menu. Having travelled last year to UK and France and eating in many establishments we can only say that when dining at Cafe Sandspit you will not be disappointed. Thanks Justin for making my birthday lunch so special even though you were unaware the occasion we were there for.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Peedeedee
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