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PRICE RANGE
$25 - $41
CUISINES
Cafe, European, Fusion
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

Great atmosphere awesome friendly staff and food was delicious. Will go back when in takapuna next.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 17 November 2023 via mobile

Great services and kind and helpful staff. Clean and tidy place , sunny area . Had a lovely breakfast also scones are lovely.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 July 2022

First visit. Nice enough muffin and coffee. Sat in front of gross rubbish bin they were using. In full display of PAYING customers. Second visit. Filthy unreadable paper menus. Rude disinterested service. Walked out. Third visit. Takeaway sandwich for heating. Two fruit flies flew out...when opened. This is not a healthy nor pleasant cafe. I will report.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 22 April 2022

We were given a menu each. Mine was stained and so old and grubby I could not read it. My friends was not much better. Please, Centro, a fresh and clean menu is not a big ask. It made us suspicious of the hygiene and...quality of the place. We headed off somewhere else.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 31 January 2022

I met up with a friend for breakfast during the summer break and was generally disappointed with the whole experience. The table was sticky and I had to clean it myself. The service was of average quality and the coffee was warm on delivery despite...me asking fot it to be hot. You would expect more from a cafe in such a great spot.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 17 August 2021 via mobile

Great friendly welcome on entry and nice table service. Food was quick and tasty and the coffee was excellent. Been before and will be there again.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 10 July 2021 via mobile

Come for lunch , is very bad service. The waitress delivered the food on top of the dirty dishes. No one come to collected the dirty dishes. Is very disappointed.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 3 January 2021 via mobile

I haven’t been here for a while , but was really disappointed . They forgot about my order and when I got it ( smashed avocado) the bread was very stale and inedible. The poke bowl was OK but the waffles seemed pre made and...were dry. Coffee was warm at best. They did give me free coffee when I complained ( nicely) . Sorry I won’t be returning.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 21 December 2020 via mobile

Had a halloumi cheese and avocado bagel. Avo was not ripe and hard. Hardly any cream cheese. Flat white like warm. Came away regretting my breakfast. Waitress was great.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 17 July 2020

I was looking forwards to a nice lunch with my friend but I found centro lacking. The service wasn't the best. It took forever to place our orders and then a huge wait time to get our food, half of which wasn't on the plate...when it arrived. When we asked where it was it took another ten minutes for the rest of my meal to come. While the food was nice I would not recommend visiting.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 14 June 2020 via mobile

Back to the business as usual after the lockdown of COVID-19. good meals and coffee as before, nicely

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

I was looking for a place to have lunch and do some work in between meetings. I noticed this attractive cafe on the corner, with open sides and outdoor seating. It wasn't entirely clear whether there was a menu or not, but the young waiter...soon put me right. I ordered the poke bowl which was delicious. I asked them to leave out the edamame beans, but when it arrived the bowl was still full and very appetising. A good portion of salmon which had been tossed in sesame oil I think, chopped avocado, two types of salads (mixed leaves and some thinly cut slaw), the biggest pile of pickled ginger I've ever seen on a single serving (yum, I love it!), lotus root chips, seaweed salad, and below all that a huge serving of mixed rice and grains, with some chili through it. I loved it but could not eat all of the rice. And it was a very pleasant spot to sit and work on my laptop for a while. I'd definitely go back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 12 January 2020 via mobile

Excellent food and quality was so nice Staff so friendly and helpful . Great atmosphere ! I will return for sure

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 11 January 2020

We have been to Centro twice now because it’s the only place in Takapuna where you can go and have a coffee and a little something Keto that doesn’t cost the earth. The service is quick and efficient but not terribly friendly.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 6 January 2020

Was dropped off in this area doing a Day Tour off the Ship to fill in the day before a late flight home to OZ. The menu was very expensive and the Salt and Pepper Calamari both my Husband and I ordered was the worst...I have ever had. I actually could not continue to eat it. The Salt & Pepper side of it was too over powering. I took it back and just ordered Chips. My Husband got through his and said the problem was they added extra Pepper and spices on top of it when served, as he got to the bottom it was a bit more bearable. The people that sat next to us had a Hamburger the bun was like a burnt mushroom, he could not eat it and could not even say whether it was a bread bun or not. His wife had Taco chips with salsa and She also said it was terrible. There was not many cafe's open on this Friday, so our choices were limited. Worst Cafe ever. We were dropped outside the Hotel around the Corner and suggested to eat there and they had toilets, Used the toilet and the price of the Menu was just too expensive. I would suggest that the Tour Bus company have a deal with the Hotel and this Centro Cafe.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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CENTRO, Takapuna - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Centro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3