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1 Havelock Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
+64 6-877 1714
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“citrus tart” (4 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Havelock Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant really is exceptional and I was only sorry it was closed on Sunday evening so I couldn’t have dinner there. The breakfasts are superb.

Thank simon87_11
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had dinner at this perfectly situated establishment. In a super cute building this restaurant has a great menu. My favourite was the ceviche, never tried it that way with yoghurt and granita and it was delicious. Portions are very generous. We heard this place...More

Thank adriglesias
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was amazing but the service sucked!! After we finished our mains & wine sat there for over 20 minutes, no attention from waitress, gave up on desert and left. Shame really the service put a negative on the restaurant.More

Thank Ivan H
katie g, Owner at Maina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Ivan it was a pleasure to serve you and your son. Great you had a lovely meal. It was a bit unfortunate that at the end with the number of people wanting to settle their bill, your desert order wasn’t taken. You and I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a kiwi living abroad and I was back in Havelock visiting family who recommended that we try Maina for dinner. It was a great recommendation and a food highlight of the trip. It's a family run restaurant that is world class in terms of...More

1  Thank Steveprattnz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maina was just across the road from my motel. I had eggs benedict with salmon and spinach. It was delicious. Lovely friendly service.

Thank hinukoa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for breakfast and coffee. World class! The food is just amazing and the staff very friendly. Highly recommended

Thank Bainage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here; I had a duck dish which was perfectly cooked and served with bok choy and gorgeous potatoes. There was a good range of craft beers. The staff did seem to get very confused with drinks orders,on a few occasions.

Thank Sus1952
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Faultless from the moment we walked in. The Chef (owner?) came out of the kitchen to say hello and chat while we waited a couple of minutes for a table. We asked for recommendations and he gave open suggestions depending on how hungry we were....More

Thank heatherjoines
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A truely delightful meal & nice surroundings. A beautifully presented Thai Salad, fresh moist chicken with accompanying salad very very nice tasty & a light luncheon we shared between 2 & more than ample. A lovely experience nice staff & cafe atmosphere delightful & clean....More

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good service and pretty nice food. Didn;t knock our socks off, but we will probably return even so.

Thank WH0A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
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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Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Havelock Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Havelock North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-877 1714
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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.
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