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Waterfront Cafe & Bar

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Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
+64 9-406 0850
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (61 reviews)
“scallops” (30 reviews)
“lamb” (20 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Despite being a bit draughty and noisy, this place delighted with the warm and friendly service and willingness to adapt pizzas to my special dietary requirements. I had a delicious gf pizza with no onions.

Thank Cathcam55
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

A hive of activity some days and others it's peaceful which is want you need to unwind as you sit taking in the spectacular view of the glassy harbour. Dinner, coffee or lunch , this place shines. The staff are great and knowledge in their...More

Thank lulu1106
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We visited Mangonui on our way to the northern tip of the island. The harbour road is very pleasant and in the main retains buildings from the early days of settlement by non-Maori peoples. The Waterfront is a small but well set out bar and...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 7 June 2018

We always get the scallops and Caesar Salad. We're never disappointed. The service is friendly and efficient. Such a great asset to the area!!

Thank Dongbird
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Went for a late lunch great meal with wine and coffee. Was a beautiful autumn day with a great outlook.Great place to really get some space and recuperate.

Thank 4david2
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Unusual atmosphere. Very good service and lovely food. Eggs Bennie just yum and potato hash pretty good. Lovely bacon and mushrooms. G8 place for brekkie and coffee

Thank Orangebik
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We were in Mangonui over the Easter break and there were plenty of people in the area. We decided to have breakfast for my fathers birthday (the Saturday) at the waterfront cafe and bar. When we arrived it was busy and there were a few...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Having some of the reviews for the Waterfront Cafe we were in two minds about whether or not to try it. However, it was a cloudy evening and it had been raining all day and so we didn't want to walk too far from where...More

1  Thank Andy99Auckland
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Friendly easy going staff. Excellent seaview. Pizzas and creme brulees are always excellent! They are open all afternoon between lunch & dinner.

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We dined there a few times and we’re most impressed by the quality of food , presentation and obviously the taste ! Excellent !

Thank Morkuss
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterfront Drive | Far North, Mangonui, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangonui
  • Phone Number: +64 9-406 0850
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