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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Quite underwhelming food and service and ovefall disappointing- we would not recommend this cafe to others

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent service, friendly staff and a great breakfast menu. The coffee was top quality and our kids rated the pancakes very highly. Will definitely come back when we get back from our boat trip.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most awesome breakfast and coffees ! ! 🥰 When we complimented Kath said ‘ can we have it in writing please ?😂’ So here it is… (like Kaths her enthusiasm at 7am and beyond) Coffees amazing ! Breakfast salmon bagel, eggs Benedict’s and pancakes all...excellent! Fun environment to get together with family and a great window seat. Outside would be great too when to temperatures rises after 8am😀 Thank-you team loved it! Best wishes from two from Taranaki visitors and one ‘local’ son on a catch up trip. Recommendation from said son who loves you cafe! No repellent necessary eitherMore

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, wonderful friendly staff, best seating outside on a sunny day. We went back several times and even took away pastries. Yum

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice indoors & outdoors with no sandfly attacks! And other patrons seemed similarly unharmed. Great food & coffee with friendly efficient service. Happy to see good range of gf offerings (some df as well). My partner also enjoyed his salmon bagels.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 11 December 2021

Busy little spot, offering tasty food, great coffee (& I'm fussy with both) & while busy the staff give great service

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 9 December 2021 via mobile

I say ‘pretty good’ because they, disappointingly, do not make their hollandaise sauce from scratch. Instead, they buy processed, prepackaged sauce. Yuck. Hollandaise sauce is so easy peasy to make and is so yummy when made from three simple ingredients:egg yolk, butter, and lemon. Also,...their egg yolks are yellow versus a beautiful orange. Thereby, not near as nutritious. Regardless, I am happy they offers vegetarian and vegan food.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 8 December 2021

The staff at the Sandfly cafe went out of their way to provide great service with a bit of good humour thrown into the experience. The food was YUM too!

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 4 December 2021 via mobile

Best coffee in town. Good food too, and friendly staff. All the locals stop here (including me) which is a great endorsement!

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 25 October 2021 via mobile

Awesome service, very friendly staff. Breakfast and coffee was excellent. Would highly recommend! We will be back for sure.

Date of visit: October 2021
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The Sandfly Cafe is closed on only two days of the year and that is Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
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Yes, Sandfly Cafe offers takeaway services.

Sandfly Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4