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Beach Bistro

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1a Beach Front Lane, Browns Bay 0630, New Zealand
+64 9-479 9628
07:00 - 19:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Wed - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beach front café with awesome coffee and delicious food. Everything I have tried has been super yummy (Anita's pies are to die for) and the staff are very friendly. Great place to take the dogs and enjoy the atmosphere.

1 Thank W4962UQsarahk
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is everything a beachside cafe should be - it has lovely views, the interior of the cafe is inviting, its owners are welcoming and best of all the food is delicious. We've eaten here a number of times and never been disappointed. Unfortunately since our last lunch here the cafe has suffered from a fire and is in the... More 

Thank Carol S
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

This popular day time cafe (that serves great coffee) has special evenings when it serves a limited dinner menu. We met friends who had raved about the evening menus and were not disappointed. The choices were interesting and beautifully presented. We all opted for dessert just because the previous courses were so good and we knew dessert would be too.... More 

Thank Jorneyman
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Just back from a three month stay in Browns Bay. Whether you have an early morning flat white,a mid morning/afternoon coffee or a lunch you are always guaranteed a warm welcome and excellent service with delicious food that is both well prepared and presented. All this coupled with a stunning view made it one of our very favourite places to... More 

Thank Archsl1505
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Amazing Service and Top Notch Food. I would highly recommend the Beach Bistro to anyone. They alway deliver perfect food and friendly service.

Thank Denise2159
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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185 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary at this lovely homely local restaurant. Only open a couple of times a week in the evenings .. limited to 2 mains but great food. I had duck orange and my husband had oxtail stew..something he hadn't had for years..both nicely presented with mashed potato and kumera plus snow peas with slivered almonds..very... More 

Thank LyndyNZ
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

When you visit Beach, you know you will get to feel special as a customer. The food is great, the service even better, and the sea view makes a coffee and a meal at Beach very worthwhile. I have become a regular there :)

Thank Katrien B
Steve L, Owner at Beach Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, we want everyone to feel like guests in our own home. We can't wait to greet you again... steve&anita More 

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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

What a great location on a lovely summer's day. We sat at an inside table near the open doors. You were made to feel very welcome, service was prompt and the menu had a good selection. Food was well presented and tasted as good as it looked. Will be back.

Thank Debbie J
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Staying with family in Coatsville after Christmas and was looking for somewhere for breakfast. Remembering Browns Bay had some great waterfront eateries, I drove over. So glad I did. Greeted by friendly staff, a quick look at the menu confirmed I'd be dining here. Eggs Benedict with pork belly! Decor and seating is nice, not crammed, and the view is... More 

Thank DaveBevin
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

If like me .. You find yourself in Browns Bay and looking for a place to eat good fresh food,chill out with good views and excellent service ...this is the place to be. I am visiting from the UK ..have had time to chill over a few weeks and wonted to eat healthy when near the beach from early am... More 

Thank Elaine C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
International, European, Contemporary, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1a Beach Front Lane, Browns Bay 0630, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Browns Bay
  • Phone Number: +64 9-479 9628
Good food takes time...
Chef anita, grew up in hong kong before training in auckland & honing her skills in the kitchens of euro in the viaduct & the french cafe, symonds street ▪ since 2012 our guests have come to appreciate her skilled palate & special ability to combine flavours ▪ she only works with the highest quality local produce to give you a fabulous culinary experience while you enjoy the stunning views ▪ we know you'll enjoy discovering your favorites on our menu ▪​

▪ good food is an experience ▪ it takes time to cook ▪ dishes are prepared fresh to ensure we capture all the flavours & goodness ▪ please sit back, relax & take time to enjoy

▪ we are bringing back table service to the cafe experience ▪ take a seat & we will serve you at the table

▪ where possible, we have sourced organic, cage-free, locally produced & homemade ingredients ▪ quality is paramount to us ▪ our chefs are happy to remove an item from your dish, and for a couple of dollars substitutions are possible

▪ brunch & lunch finish at 3pm ▪

▪ beach.Bistro is a dog & child friendly environment ▪ please ensure that your little treasures do not impact on others enjoyment ▪ please do not be offended if others pass negative comments

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?