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Little Kitchen on the bay Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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118 Waterfront Drive | Mangonui, Mangonui 0460, New Zealand
+64 9-406 1644
08:30 - 15:30
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped with friends for brunch on the way through. Creamed mushrooms on toast with bacon for me and a milkshake; poached eggs bacon on toast for pat with a coffee. Food was good and service fine. Nice to get a full size milkshake and the balance in the milkshake cup to have as well, not like skimpy ones some places... More 

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Boston, Ma
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59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Friendly staff and great scones and coffee. Inside and outdoor seating. Located across the street from the bay is a relaxed place to enjoying a full breakfast or just a snack.

Thank codcake
san luis obispo
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved this place !!! Wide selection fresh baked items in case to go .. Or eat in . by far best restaurant in Mangouni ! Open breakfast/ lunch .. New owners started our last day there ... just hope they keep staff and quality what great. Breakfast place .. best wishes !

Thank cahotelguy
Hamilton, New Zealand
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113 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice coffee in a beautiful setting looking out at the Bay. Unfortunately kitchen was closed when we visited so just had a coffee. Lovely little town with a very relaxed vibe.

Thank Keithry
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch in this small and cosy cafe, open from breakfast till late afternoon. My wife a lovely fresh salad with grilled vegetables while I had just a piece of home made pie. The choice of sweet pies as well as savoury quiches is wide. It all looked fresh and tasty. There is a big terrace overlooking the harbour... More 

Thank Peter K
Orewa, New Zealand
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been really happy to find this little cafe. The food is beautiful, the spicy chai is delicious, lots of really well priced options, lovely staff and lovely setting - inside or out.

Thank Steffo26
Russell, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little cafe, do thier own baking which tastes great, catering for all taste. One of the best coffee's I have had. With a great view across harbour.

1 Thank yachtaiwa
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, service and environment. I couldn't believe the many offerings here that I took extra food for the trip north as I doubted I would find good food along the way. Beats a good Auckland cafe any day! Prices are unbelievably cheap! Don't change!

Thank jen101Auckland
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Unexpected high quality of food, decor, service. A joy to find in small old Mangonui. Congrats to the operators. We were so pleased we returned for a second experience. Weren't disappointed and quite economic.

Thank brians101
Napier, New Zealand
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Just had coffee and cake here, but received friendly service on two visits with excellent coffee. We witnessed one poor customer lose his cake to a seagull and the cafe staff replaced it - great service!

Thank Cathcam55

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$13
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Waterfront Drive | Mangonui, Mangonui 0460, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangonui
  • Phone Number: +64 9-406 1644
Little Kitchen is a fully licensed café which offers a wide range of goodies for all tastes - sweet and savoury and most are made on the premises daily. Planning a picnic or a dinner party? Little Kitchen can help you wow your fellow picnickers or guests with a handmade personal menu for your special occasion. Trained baristas will serve you delicious Atomic coffee - or if you fancy, an iced tea or smoothie. The choices are aplenty. Free WIFI is available at Little Kitchen where you can browse the internet at your leisure while watching the goings on in the seaside town of Mangonui. Beautiful uninterrupted views of the bay await you, as does friendly helpful staff who are only too happy to accommodate your needs. Hope to see you there soon, Angie and the crew at Little Kitchen

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