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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 22 January 2024 via mobile

Stopped by for a light lunch and we were pleased we did because the toasted sandwiches were of top quality as was a nice waffle dish. Plus the staff were charming

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 December 2023

Went for coffee in the morning. Not busy at all . There were at least as many staff as customers. One was making coffee ( the only one who seemed to be doing anything productive), one was engaged in a long conversation with a customer/friend,...one was drinking a milkshake, 3 passed us with blank stares and disappeared into the kitchen. No one acknowledged our existence as we waited at the till to order. After 5 minutes we left but no worries ,no one seemed to notice...................................can't imagine what it is like when it is busy!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 September 2022 via mobile

Our coffee and chocolate were so hot that they actually blistered our tongues, place was very busy with queues of people so never bothered to complain. Maybe the barista needs to learn that if it’s hotter than 60 deg then it’s burnt. Pleased our granddaughter...didn’t take first sip as she normally does.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 10 July 2022 via mobile

Lonely Cafe, nice locals, just don't stay at campground very rude and racist so we cut our trip short and left. Unfortunately as we were buying from the Cafe every day we had to take our support from them too, im sure they would want...to know this.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 7 February 2022

Really great food and awesome service by the super friendly team. Hands down the best chai latte I've ever had anywhere in Auckland. Can't wait to go back!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 15 January 2022

Amazing service and amazing food, would defiantly come back, I’m very fussy with coffee and I loved the coffee at this cafe

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 4 June 2021

What awful food and awful service. The woman behind the counter swore about putting vinegar on my chips. Food gave my lad the splats. No hygiene. No service horrible food. Gutted I went there.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 15 February 2021 via mobile

Lovely spot! Friendly staff and great food. My poached eggs were perfect 👌 portions are very generous.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 10 February 2021

A group of 18 from our Village called in for lunch after a trip to the Gannet Colony, a trip well worth the drive. Emailed a week earlier to book, and they suggested that they would do extra baking and prep for us. On our...arrival, after a wee delay with setting up a table we were well cared-for by a trio of smiling, friendly young ladies. And sure enough, there was a mouth-watering selection of cabinet food that greeted us, as well as the offer of 'kiddies portions' from the menu for those with smaller appetites. Nothing but praise for the service and the food! We'll be back next season.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 7 December 2020

Muriwai beach is one of our favorite places in NZ. Especially for an early evening walk and fish and chips. From past experience the food from Sand dunz has been great. Thats why we packed up the family and headed out there on the 2nd...day of Summer, went for a walk up the beach on a gorgeous evening and put down the picnic rug. It was only just after 4pm but we didnt mind an early dinner. Unfortunately Sand dunz was packing up for the night - WE ARE CLOSED because there is no one around they said. Um, maybe because its a little early for dinner? GO TO WAIMAUKU they said. Umm again, no thanks. There were six of us and we would have spent well over $100 but the owner clearly preferred to go home. Such a shame and I feel sorry for the local residents who have nowhere else to go because this place would rather put up the CLOSED sign that stay open any later than 5 o clock "extended summer hours" . The best sign that could go up there would actually be UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

Slowest service in New Zealand. Stood in line for over 20 mins and just watched everyone moving in slow motion. Really disappointing.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 8 October 2020

We drove over an hour out to see the gannets and popped in for lunch... beautiful food we had the Gannet breakfast.. kids had chips... very generous portions of all Highly recommend this cafe.. the interior was beautifully clean and the waitress's very attentive ......especially the lady with the blonde dreadlocks... fabulous. One thing I would like is we would happily pay more for free range eggs and easily happy to have only one rash of bacon but make it free range bacon. Will be back when the gannet chicks hatch and am hoping to see free range eggs and free range bacon on the menu. Thanks for a fabulous experience.!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 27 September 2020

Got a very frosty telling off from the older lady who works there yesterday. She was very rude. Coffee very average.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 2 March 2020 via mobile

Staying at the campground for weekend, walked along for morning coffee. Coffee just average asked for double shot but tasted like a single. Vegan cookie a nice find. Very confusing signs about what can be eaten inside and outside, doesn’t make it welcoming. Only place...in town, needs some competition to lift their game.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

The smallest $6.90 piece of fish I have seen in my life! Cooked well but gone in two bites. Strongly suspect that if this wasn’t the only shop in area, they would struggle to get return business. I told this to staff, and got a...a sorry but no let us sort that out for you. Sign of a good business is how they respond to complaints not making mistakes in the first place. Very disappointed.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Sand Dunz Beach Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5