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Reviewed 12 September 2020 via mobile

Must try the New Yorker Pizza. A great BBQ sauce with large chunks of bacon mushroom and roasted garlic all smothered in gooey cheese. Great host and nice sunny spot near the beach.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 4 August 2020

Went to Bach Cafe twice while in Ruakaka, once for morning coffee and the yummiest brownie and carrot cake!! The next time was on Friday night for dinner and wow it was really great. Had a couple of beers a garlic bread and calamari for...entrees and then a New York pizza which was the best pizza w3 have had for a while!! Will be going back next time in RuakakaMore

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 19 July 2020

We lived in Ruakaka beach and were so glad to have Bach Cafe open! They do great pizzas, milkshakes, and the treats in the cabinet are always super yummy. The baked brie is good value.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 22 February 2020

People come from far and wide for the donuts, but you'll need to arrive early after opening if you want one. Imagine an almost perfect sphere of sugar-coated extravagance filled with custard and berries, and you get the idea. The coffee is good too.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 28 January 2020 via mobile

Kids love the donuts, eggs bene was yum. Awesome I could have my little dog there outside. Highly recommend nice to walk the beach after good location.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 14 January 2020 via mobile

Was on our way to Paihia and detoured to have a look at Ruakaka. Being lunchtime we thought we'd give this little gem of a place a go. It looked fairly busy which is always a good sign. Husband and Father in Law said their...omelettes were amazing. Filled with spinach, tomato, cheese and potatoes. Beautifully presented and was very tasty. One child loved her kids French Toast with bacon, banana and maple syrup. The other child woolfed down a kids Hawaiian Pizza. Generous portions but not unmanageable. I ordered the chicken salad which was superb with crispy noodles and a mango dressing. Coffee was fantastic as were the kids hot chocolates. Very friendly staff and such amazing value. Highly recommend this wonderful little cafe.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 9 December 2019

On Sunday, we finally got a chance to try The Bach Cafe, and really enjoyed it! It was a lovely atmosphere, buzzing with people, and super friendly staff. Enjoyed a fantastic mocha, and a lovely flat white, eggs bene with portobello mushrooms, and French Toast...with beautiful crispy smoky bacon. Both of us really loved our meals - we will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 26 November 2019 via mobile

This quaint cafe is a stone throw from our B&B. There is inside tables as well as outside picnic size tables. A small menu but lots met my eye. I choose the fish and chips. Nice lightly battered tasty white fish, good fry’s and a...nice salad. Friendly service made it a great lunch!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 24 November 2019

Had a great breakfast at the bach this morning. Friendly staff, I had great corn fritters the best I have ever had and the other half had his usual french toast which he said was fab! Highly recommend along with a walk along the beach...once finished.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 10 November 2019

Excellent coffee! We went back twice for the coffee hit. Family friendly, children’s menu items. Both children loved the junior french toast and smoothies. Friendly staff and food came out faster than expected as it’s a busy place. Great music and excellent location by the...beach.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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