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Waterfront Cafe & Bar

Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
+64 9-406 0850
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (57 reviews)
“scallops” (29 reviews)
“lamb” (19 reviews)
Opens in 23 min
All hours
Bar, Pizza, Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 288 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice views across the harbour from terrace. Interesting menu and pizzas. Can be quite busy in the holiday season so you need to be patient..!

Thank JohnPaul1950
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A cute little cafe on the waterfront. Food is outstanding in both flavours and presentation. I had the lamb and it was melt in your mouth. Excellent service and warm atmosphere.

Thank chantalflight
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second year we have driven to the waterfront cafe to have scallops they were smaller this year but the meal is so delicious it is soooo worth it. The service from the young lady her served it was fantastic she is warm...More

Thank Melinda C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a lovely little cafe with very friendly and efficient staff, a happy atmosphere and beautiful views of the ocean. The food was brilliant and large portions, great coffee - and even our dog was well looked after!

2  Thank Emma B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always have high hopes when you see an open kitchen, shows that the venue is confident with their food. Ordered the scallops. The scallops were small but there were plenty of them, cooked to perfection with a cream sauce. Beautiful dish. The creme brulee is...More

1  Thank leroySUk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing meal with duck that literally melted in the mouth and was complimented by delicious mix of vegetables. Best duck dish ever!

1  Thank NMAYM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered a large vegetarian pizza to takeaway from this restaurant at a cost of $33. Took it to eat at beautiful Coopers Beach to enjoy the view. To our surprise, there was very little of anything on this pizza. Almost non-existent vegetables in spite...More

Thank KennyGKamloops
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five adults and one child enjoyed an excellent dinner...seafood entrees, beef steaks, pizza and duck were all tasty and well cooked, followed by desserts of creme brulee, ginger snaps and sticky date pudding. The restaurant was full but the service was friendly and we felt...More

1  Thank 747bsmith
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We called in on a wet Labour Day Monday for dinner. We had the place pretty much to ourselves and were a bit nervous about what that meant for the quality of the food. However, the food was excellent. We weren't overly hungry, so our...More

1  Thank Clozzie
Reviewed 23 October 2017

On Friday 20 October my partner went to Waterfront Cafe for a late breakfast. The staff especially the cook were not very approachable. Once we placed our order the cook came in to cook where he was clearly smoking which was offputting. I asked if...More

1  Thank Paddy W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangonui
  • Phone Number: +64 9-406 0850
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