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Bach'n Cafe and Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, New Zealand
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249 Maraetai Drive, Auckland 2018, New Zealand
+64 9-536 7182
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The service is really slow, it takes ages to get served and they won't take orders from the counter. I can't figure out why the four wait staff were rushing around so frantically, the cafe doesn't have that many tables and most of the orders coming out looked straight forward. We ordered coffees to takeaway when we were paying and... More 

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Thank Jane T
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this cafe on several occasions over the years whilst in New Zealand and again this year. The service for meals is a bit slow and haphazard but whilst waiting there is a wonderful view out over the sea to islands. The coffee is excellent as long as you are specific about how you like it. Muffins are yummy,... More 

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Thank edco2013
Auckland
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a dream location. Right on the beach, sit and have a coffee and watch the water. Which is just as well because you're likely to be there for a while. They are always understaffed unless you get there at 0900 or the weather is crap or both. I recently had an early almond coffee and it was... More 

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Thank jhainey
Auckland, New Zealand
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106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spend a lot of time at this beach and have eaten at this restaurant twice. The food is very average, as is the service.

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Thank OffroadAdventurer
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is the place to come out and get away from the rat race. It would be hard to beat the friendliness of the wait staff. The view is amazing and it gives you a chance to smell the roses while waiting for your food. A vegetarian alternative was no trouble to staff. This little gem was brilliant

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Thank KayCat2000
Sippy Downs, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We stopped in here for some beer battered fish and chips and were not disappointed. Meal came out quickly and had a home made tartar sauce.

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Thank tim i
Auckland
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The is the second time we've had to walk out! We waited 20 minutes and the so-called waitperson walked past us 4 times without any response to our request to order. The place was moderately busy but certainly not full. This used to be a great little cafe - I can only assume it's changed hands.

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Thank DLM48
Snells Beach, New Zealand
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105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Beachfront (over the road) Cafe. OK but not more than that. Thai Beef Salad good, calamari not. Coffee hot, service good.

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Thank DavidRRyan
Auckland
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The cafe has the beat view. Across the road is the water. We were lucky enough to sit at the front and have a comfy seat soaking up the view. The staff were great and accommodating as we wanted breakfast but it was 11.15 when they had just started the lunch menu. They were happy to make us a breakfast... More 

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Thank POMSNZ
Hamilton, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We were drawn in to the restaurant/cafe because of the location (right opposite the beach). We visited 3 times within a week, and had a nice piece of carrot cake on the first visit, however on both the 2nd and 3rd visits, the carrot cake was dry, the coffee was awful and we found most of the staff were very... More 

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Thank Cindy W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 249 Maraetai Drive, Auckland 2018, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-536 7182

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