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$12 - $32
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Cafe, European, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 31 March 2024 via mobile

Great little cafe, great food and wine. Plenty of variety. Coffee could have been a bit better but is was a very busy day so presume the machine was over worked. Clean restrooms.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024

A victim of its own success, this morning, so we thought we would give it a try. The first, and major thing to mention was the off-hand indifferent service. Placing our order, the young lady said" Food will be about 20 minutes but your drinks...will arrive before that", they didn't and when we asked about them we were told "they are on their way". They weren't! I had an approximation of eggs benedict which was OK looking around one could see empty tables covered in used plates, etc, & A young man clearing them in a very desultory fashion; I've seen snails move faster, and look more interested! This place urgently needs a good manager who is willing to train the staff; they looked and acted as if they had no idea.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024 via mobile

Really nice brunch. Good casual dining. Yummy food. The eggs bene was really yummy. I would definitely recommend if you’re after a good, reasonably priced breakfast

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024

Terrible lunch would never go back. Would score it a 2/10 Bread impossible to cut on a ham sandwich. So very overcooked. Bacon buttie the same. Corona was warm. Allergies simply not catered for.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 January 2024

What a great place, it’s very popular and I can see why. Good menu with something for everyone. The food comes out fast but the drinks a little on the slow side. Would definitely dine here again.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 October 2023 via mobile

Staying in Havelock North for work, brekkie 2 mornings, friendly and great customer service. Food was excellent, very tasty. Coffee was A1. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 October 2023

We are from Auckland and thought this cafe looked really nice. However, the first time I walked in the girl at the counter simply ignored me, there was nobody else around. Went back a second time with partner and yet again we were ignored. She...seemed extremely lazy, preferring to stay at the other end of the counter and even though she had looked up, refused to move, smile or open her mouth to acknowledge us. Completely and utterly rude. It is no surprise that the cafe was not busy and it was a weekend! We eventually gave up on this establishment and spent a considerable amount of money at a cafe - where you guessed it, the staff were friendly. I write this review as I do not think any of us out there should support a business that does not value and respect potential customers. The cafe should consider giving this young woman a written warning for her rude and ignorant attitude.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023 via mobile

Fantastic breakfast. Very generous portions. Always friendly staff serving great food and coffee. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 2 May 2023

The prawn tacos are delicious!! The place had a great vibe. It was busy but the service was great and not a long wait time. Lovely menu, will definitely be back.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 14 April 2023

Nice place with great staff and vibe. Some preprepared foods like bacon left under the heat lamp had turned it into biltong :(

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2023

We all enjoyed our lunch - the food is presented nicely and very tasty. It was packed and quite noisy but we were too, so we blended in nicely. The staff were friendly and efficient - they're obviously used to working in a busy envirnoment....Well done!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 9 February 2023

Delicious pancakes served with maple syrup, berries and cream, good coffee, nice staff. Lovely central cafe.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 6 February 2023

Emailed the below to Maina and never received a reply which is disappointing Hey guys Just a bit of feedback for you I came in for breakfast and ordered the granola It’s advertised as manuka honey baked granola, sounded delicious What I received wasn’t what...I would consider to be granola It was a big bowl of very dry rolled oats with a few seeds and raisins in it, certainly not toasted crunchy granola Spoke to a couple of the girls at the coffee machine about it, and even though they apologised, they didn’t actually seem too concerned. I know it’s tough out there in the industry at the moment, but if you’ve got something on your menu advertised and you’re subbing it for something else, then at least get your staff to let the customers know when they’re ordering. Coffee was good, if a little slow. Would love to come back and have a better experience next time I’m in the BayMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 January 2023 via mobile

Terrible service - slow, slow, slow. Dirty table that took an age to be cleared after asking multiple times. Waited over 20 minutes for coffee - other people had finished their food and drink with still no sign of coffee. Excuse was they had lost...the order. Just poor service.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2022 via mobile

Family of 7 staying here for a wedding. Maina was recommended for brunch. Amazing! Beautiful flavours, ample servings, great coffee! Highly recommend. Agree one of the best breakfasts we’ve had 😍

Date of visit: December 2022
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Response from katieg42 | Property representative |
We have dishes on our menu that are vegetarian and Stuart can adjust quite a few other dishes to be vegetarian on request.
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MAINA, Havelock North - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Maina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5