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Blacksands Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Bow Street, Raglan, New Zealand
+64 7-825 8588
07:30 - 16:00
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

After reading the average trip advisor reviews we decided to try just a coffee there. The young asian girl on the front desk needed a personality injection. Looked like it was her family out back doing the cooking. She seemed quite board with people handing over money.! While i only had a mocha which was ok the people next to... More 

Thank Paul D
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Eaten here a number of times over the years before moving to the Sth island. Always been good even when we come back to visit.

Thank John R
Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

I regularly travel to Raglan for work and choices of places to eat is limited in the evenings - particularly in the winter or if you arrive late. Anyway, despite a pretty average previous experience I thought I'd give them another go. It's now even more average. The evening menu has been slashed to just a few dishes. The food... More 

Thank Louise S
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Had full breakfast Mushrooms taste like soap? The sausages were really bad, thin and just not what I would expect to pay for out as they state they are local - supervalue is local ? Eggs cooked perfectly, tomatoes lovely , Potatoes hard,under cooked. I Ordered a vanilla milkshake and my friend paid a little more to have a thick... More 

Thank Arowin67
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Called in here on Christmas Day for dinner as it was open. My partner ordered Pad Thai and I had the Kiwi Burger. Both were fantastic. My partner is a chef and said its the freshest and tastiest Pad Thai he's had and the prawns were a good size. My burger was a decent size and the bun wasn't your... More 

Thank Monique S
Auckland, New Zealand
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Terrible service, terrible food especially in a place where there are way better cafes to go too. Don't waste your time and money.

Thank Lisa M
Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stopped by for a light meal and each got the salmon stack special. Don't. The dish was simple smoked salmon, a bagel, a poached egg, and a cottage cheese spread. Not one redeeming feature or ingredient -- like a lemon wedge -- to make it enjoyable. The smoked salmon felt and tasted like it wasn't fresh,... More 

Thank MissSarahHart
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274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Rather chaotic. I ordered the 2 coffees a muesli cookie and savoury muffin and then waited maybe 5 minutes. Got the food, which was very mediocre. No coffee. Chased it up and finally it came just as I was asking for my money back. Wasn't bad coffee but the place is not worth a second try.

Thank Coylum
Auckland, New Zealand
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91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

We stopped in here for breakfast the other day & it was not a great experience. To start, menu is small & average. Just the basics, but nothing to be excited about. Our food came out & my partners order was wrong! So they had to take it back and remake it- meanwhile I had to eat my food as... More 

Thank KellyZ_AZ
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The location on the corner in the center of the township makes Black Sands a popular cafe for visitors as there are table settings on the footpath on both sides so it's nice to sit outside and enjoy the activity. The food is OK but a predictable menu with nothing that jumps out and is a 'must have'. The staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bow Street, Raglan, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Raglan
  • Phone Number: +64 7-825 8588

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