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Carriages Cafe Restaurant

$$ - $$$Cafe,
State Highway 16, Huapai, Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good43%
  • Average26%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“cake” (3 reviews)
“garden shop” (2 reviews)
“empty plates” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
State Highway 16, Huapai, Auckland, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 80 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of 4 visited this restaurant for lunch and were greeted on this occaision by friendly, efficient staff who displayed a high degree of customer service and skills. On this visit I have to make the visit quite memorable and would recommend to other...More

Thank Murray Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’re glad that we stopped by at this place. A busy but cosy cafe on main highway with ample parking. Apart from regular inside and outside seating there is a setup in an old train carriage. Has a nice feel to it. We ended up...More

Thank samir s
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We stopped for a coffee, the carriages were comfy, a little cold inside but quite ok, and we got a free second coffee after the first one was half spilled by the waitress. Nice gesture, kind and cute until able to carry it properly

1  Thank FrenchChefAuckland
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Once a great place to go, and has since been a favourite of us when we were in the area. However, time has taken it's toll and the interior is getting quite tired. The carriages are just not pleasant to be inside anymore as they...More

Thank JohanInNZ
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The railway coaches are novel. The eating area pleasant with good views. The staff offered good service. The food was very salty. The staff did offer replacements. A little disappointed.

Thank Adrian J
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Driven past this cafe many times but never stopped- did so today for lunch. We found the service good, the food excellent, especially the chips and sausage roll, generous servings and the ambience looking at the ducks on the lake, relaxing. Recommend you try it.

Thank John491
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We have been here a few times, however, last weekend was probably the last. Made a booking for a large Group which was acknowledged by the Cafe, however, when we arrived nothing had been set up or reserved. Understood that this may have been due...More

Thank go0dtimes
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This place is worth the travel. Friends and I went for Brunch/Lunch after ANZAC PARADE. Yes, worth the travel from Swanson then back to City. Food very fresh, tasty and hot. Coffee, Tea hot, ice coffee very good like the glas it was served in....More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Met some friends for lunch. All ordered together, their meals came out, ours didn't. Thankfully we told them to start, he had nearly finished eating when hubby went to find out where ours were. Oh, we are just cooking your omelette, mine, apparently, was sitting...More

Thank Aprilholiday_13
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We stopped here for lunch. The setting is unique and I have, for sometime, wanted to see what the food was like. The service was efficient and friendly. I can imagine though it would become quite congested in the doorway, with customers ordering and considering...More

1  Thank Cheezel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 16, Huapai, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Huapai
  • Phone Number: 412-9250
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