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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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Maina operates as a cafe during the day with our own blend of coffee roasted by local, roasters, Hawthorne. Maina provides a full bistro service at night. Maina has achieved well in both local and national competitions and is proud to prepare and serve great local produce with both local and national wines and craft beers. Spirits and a wide range of juices are available. Maina makes good provision for dietary needs with a wide range of gluten free, vegetarian and even some vegan product.
US$8 - US$22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Cafe, European, New Zealand
Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Digital Payments
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All reviews brunch citrus tart salad pork belly donuts ceviche eggs benedict salmon pizza order at the counter cabinet food wonderful evening front of house great menu busy night great coffee cooked perfectly
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An accidental find - and glad we did! We had the lamb salad and the omelette for lunch; big portions with tasty, quality ingredients and not at all expensive compared with Hawke's Bay in general. A must visit!

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Eos23
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Myself and my partner really loved our meals the day before Valentine's day. Everything cooked to perfection and couldn't fault the service from Brooke! Stu and the team go above and beyond for thier customers and other business should take note!thanks for a great night...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Kimrboy
katie g, Owner at Maina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Well Kimrboy, fine words indeed! Brookie’s awesome. Stu’s not too bad either, I guess! It’s a privilege to serve you guys. Anytime 😁

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is well worth a visit. We are an older couple and we loved the vibrant happy environment created by this family business. Do give it a go you will not regret it

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank marys5745
katie g, Owner at Maina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thankyou for your kind words. Our Maina family really are an amazing bunch of like minded people. We love them 😁 ( even when things don’t go so smoothly!)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a delicious dinner here. The small restaurant is very homey and the service was excellent. The only drawback was the frequent loud banging of one barrista who seemed to feel she had to rattle the rafters when emptying coffee grounds to make cappucino....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 888candacec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I dined here to celebrate a rare night off work. It was recommended to me by work mates and I was not disappointed the food and the atmosphere was well worth the price will be back

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank janetwilcu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting havelock north with friends and had a late dinner the night we arrived The food was excellent and the staff very friendly and obliging The wine list was good and we had a vey enjoyable meal that was a great start to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, friendly knowledgable staff great service, worthwhile a visit .would definitely go back again

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Theo D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Relaxed dining with fantastic food. Staff were accommodating to a friend with allergies. With great friendly service and delicious food, I would recommend a visit!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NZ34travel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic food, yummy and filling. Great selection, reasonable prices. Will keep going back, as exceptional food experience.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank derek_lawson
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent breakfast with the kids, awesome food. Great service. Nice surroundings. After a bad experience at Hygge the day prior we were incredibly impressed by Maina.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank StephMillward
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11 July 2018|
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Response from katie g | Property representative |
We have dishes on our menu that are vegetarian and Stuart can adjust quite a few other dishes to be vegetarian on request.
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