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Bennetts Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary
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52 Moir Street, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
+64 9-431 5072
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09:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 16:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came here after a long walk. The venue is lovely and the chocolate shop amazing. We went just for coffee and cakes as the brunch options seemed very pricey. The brioche was a little dry, the apple tarts lovely, but overall we just felt it was pretty expensive for the quality of the food.

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Thank MGPOROHO
Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The service is very hit and miss. Seems that there are loads of staff but no good system to get the food and drinks out. It seems fast to eat there and wait for coffees. The food is really good and in a food location.

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Thank craftysole
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and coffee and you must visit the chocolate shop! A real treat! Great for breakfast, brunch and lunch or just for coffee.

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Thank ForrieNZ
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We make this place a must stop every time we are in Mangawhai, it never fails to deliver. Thw chocolate is made onsite and you can watch the factory at work. The cafe serves outstanding coffee Enjoy

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Thank Brett H
Mangawhai, New Zealand
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great addition To Mangawhai, i have taken many visitors here and not been disappointed. We go more in good weather as we enjoy the courtyard setting. The food is always lovely, the wine list though not huge has a decent house red and one is given a good measure. The staff lovely and service good, i recommend... More 

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Thank JudithJane47
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have a home in Mangawhai Heads and as there isn't much in the ways of good cafes we usually always drive the 6 k's down the village to Bennetts, now even though this place is pretty good, especially the coffee, we have had our disappointments in the past with pricing and service! But because we like the 'Med" feel... More 

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2 Thank Robyn W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The staff were lovely and the menu looked good but they didn't deliver the quality or volume we expected for the cost charged. However, the chocolate shop and factory were just the opposite - see separate review.

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Thank Owen B
Whangarei, New Zealand
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Love their hot chocolate and their coffee is fabulous too. I have had the opportunity to sample their breakfast and savoury scones that melt in your mouth. Love the outside dining ...if you are in Mangawhai you must stop and have a coffee at least or hot chocolate....

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Thank kathybeckham
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Not a combination I ever contemplated but I can happily say I tried all 3 and was happy I did. The moussaka was spot on and we shared a lovely pear tart to finish. I'm not one to indulge in marshmallow but after being convinced to try one by my wife I have to say I was plesently surprised. Not... More 

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Thank bjdevlin72
Mangawhai, New Zealand
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We are really big fans of Bennetts Cafe and go there often. Unfortunately, lately their food is not so good anymore. It's been going down steadily for a while now. But good news might be coming: there will be a new chef! We really wish Bennetts all the best and hope we can expect the high standard that we got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 16:00
Monday
09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:00
Thursday
09:00 - 16:00
Friday
09:00 - 16:00
Saturday
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Moir Street, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangawhai
  • Phone Number: +64 9-431 5072

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?