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$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
7 Wood Street | Back of the Wood St Shops, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
+64 9-431 5587
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“prawn salad” (2 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (5 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Wood Street | Back of the Wood St Shops, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We randomly stumbled upon this restaurant (it's not off the main road, but we saw a sign) and I'm so glad we did! The crepes were so incredibly unbelieveable, the best we've ever had in our entire lives. Holy moly!

Thank Loelco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprisingly good eggs Benedict and excellent salad. Nice space with not so good toilets. But overall an good experience.

Thank fjgcorreia
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

We have been coming here nearly every morning for coffee since moving to Mangawhai. The coffee is great, and the staff is so kind and welcoming each time!

Thank Maggie P
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We met my great grandaughter and my Grandson and wife there. The staff were very accomadating. My daughter is allergic to eggs and they did everything they could for her meal.

Thank janbroughton77
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We popped into the Sandbar for a quiet little dinner on a Saturday night, and we were delighted with everything about the place. The service was friendly and solicitous without being intrusive. The food is the best in Mangawhai, in my opinion! Everything is fresh,...More

Thank sussan59
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Great experience! The service was fantastic, the waitress was friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and there was a lovely atmosphere. Definitely recommend, thanks Sandbar team!

Thank Kristen A
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

This is a spacious cafe with lots of outside tables under cover. Having only had coffee and s muffin on successive days I can’t provide an exhaustive review. However the coffee is good, the muffins were too. Comrades had bacon and eggs which fitted them...More

Thank MarkLWH
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Great food great service great pastries. We enjoyed lunch here. It's in Mangowhai Heads not far from the surf beach.

Thank williej52
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Mangawhai Heads is one of our absolute favourite places to visit and stay at on Holiday.We popped into this place for coffee, tea and snacks with some friends who had never been to Mangawhai before. The food was average at best and the service was...More

Thank Roopleson
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Good choices good service food presented was appetizing. We had a girls brunch so table size for 7 worked well for us not cramped. Covered area outside . Eggs cooked well .

Thank Alison B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Wood Street | Back of the Wood St Shops, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangawhai
  • Phone Number: +64 9-431 5587
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