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7 Wood Street | Back of the Wood St Shops, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
+64 9-431 5587
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
“steak” (4 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
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LOCATION
7 Wood Street | Back of the Wood St Shops, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best plate of food we have eaten for months. Visited a couple of years ago and had a nice meal, but this time was exceptional. Have never tipped a restaurant more than the value of my meal but made an exception this time. Thank you...More

Thank marine143
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having just arrived for a family visit and being first time in NZ we did not know what to expect - but if this set the standard then we are in for a treat! The food was excellent and with service to match. Can’t comment...More

Thank mawa24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our family dinner here so much that we went back for brunch the next day! Though there really aren't many other options in this cute little seaside town. Staff were friendly, food extremely delicious and very well presented. Though perhaps slightly overpriced, particularly if...More

Thank Kerry W
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Visited Sandbar for dinner to celebrate my husbands birthday, it is a local restaurant for us and one we have been to before. We know we will always enjoy the visit to Sandbar and like the food and service.We had the artisan bread, fish of...More

Thank gloriadurrant
Reviewed 30 September 2017

There's not much choice in Mangawhai, I get that, but surely that doesn't mean that what establishments there are can get away with charging exorbitant prices for fairly quotidien food and drink. I'm not kidding when I say that we paid $11.50 for two coffees...More

Thank LittleBritObsessed
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Every dish a winner. Looked great, tasted even better. Helpful and efficient service. Will definitely be back. New favourite restaurant in Mangawhai.

Thank tutufilms
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Why would you spend so much money/time in a small community doing up a coffee shop and employ staff who can not make a decent coffee When you serve luke warm milky drinks that you can barely taste the coffee in the remedy is not...More

Thank Shjdy1
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Had a lovely un-rushed business breakfast the other week. I ordered the eggs benedict (of course) and it was great. The Chef was very generous with the bacon. There was heaps!

Thank Pachewychomp
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

A charming little place. Would only seat 20 maybe. Staff were friendly, helpful and NOT overbearing. The was great even though it was not my normal I still enjoyed it. The evening was NOT rushed and we were there for a relaxed 2 hours. It...More

Thank abseilor
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This cafe is located in the heart of Mangawhai Heads. Good selection of meals and drinks. Efficient and friendly staff. A must to try while in this area.

Thank Ross B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Wood Street | Back of the Wood St Shops, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangawhai
  • Phone Number: +64 9-431 5587
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