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Waterfront Cafe & Bar

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
+64 9-406 0850
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (54 reviews)
“scallops” (27 reviews)
“steak” (18 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Pizza, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful meal at the Waterfront Cafe & Bar a couple of weeks ago. The fish of the day was perfect, ambiance relaxing and views across the bay stunning. Great place to go visit for a meal if you're in the area.

Thank Rich E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch there and enjoyed every minute! Not only the food, or the service, also the art insite, the building and last but not least, just the view on the waterfront.

Thank lieuwe17
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Ordered the vegetarian pizza and whilst it had many toppings it did not particularly have a lot of flavour. Base was ok. Our server was really lovely.

Thank Megan A
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Dropped by for a quick lunch while on holiday in Northland. It was cold and drizzly, not the best of weathers for sightseeing. The welcome and hospitality we received the Waterfront Cafe & Bar was warm and friendly. They even offered us a table by...More

Thank Celine S
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Visited for lunch today 13th June - service incredibly unprofessional - ordered a pizza and a scallop meal which took more that 25 minutes to arrive, considering we were the only customers there it seemed rather a long time - the staff took our drink...More

1  Thank esthermilbank
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We stopped in for lunch and had a lovely meal. I had Pizza which was just lovely. Dennis had Pork Belly which he enjoyed very much

Thank Sananneb
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Waterfront food is invariably EXCELLENT, fresh and creatively made. We dine here as often as possible during our holidays in Mangonui, usually at least once a day! Great coffee, lovely view, and friendly staff. Yummy baking daily. Fresh local ingredients. We've had interesting conversations with...More

Thank WIldCarrot2
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We had lunch at the Waterfront Cafe on our return from Cape Reinga, and as Vegans they were able to prepare a lovely lunch with very friendly service in this street front, waters edge Cafe. We would definitely return to this lovely little cafe.

Thank Rodney M
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We are locals and have eaten here a few times. Its ok. Tonight we called in to have a quick pizza and decided to share a crême brulée for dessert. It was very cold and solid. The sugar crust was raw sugar. We went to...More

4  Thank Allison A
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Cannot wait to return. Have the best ever steak with freshly steamed veggies. Loved my meal here. The pizza's are disgusting though

Thank LeeAnnvh
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
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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