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$25 - $42
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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 24 February 2024 via mobile

Excellent location for morning coffee, funky fun vibe. Shame about disorganised disinterested sloppy staff service. Despite several empty tables, we were kept waiting at the door, 5 staff walked past our table without getting coffee order underway…had to ask if we could order coffee.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

A long wait for our meal (even for a busy Sunday). After the long wait the meal was a poor standard for the prices. Not as place to be recommended for service or for a reasonable standard of food. 1 Star out of 5!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 January 2024 via mobile

Charming atmosphere overlooking water; every dish we ordered was great. Nice kids menu beyond standard fare. Enjoyed local beer, too, and food came quickly

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

Love this place!! Menu is great, staff are lovely. The cabinet food always looks amazing but I haven’t actually eaten from it as I’m always too excited by the menu. My fave cafe for taking visitors from out of town. The fish tacos are great!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

Wow.. What a hidden little gem we didn't know existed. We've walked past this place downstairs dozens of times and never knew it existed. Came here for a family and friends lunch. The milkshakes were delicious as was the food. The ambience was also very...interesting with lots of antiques and pin ball machines and much more.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

Seashore is a monthly meet up spot with my friends and we were excited to try something new on the menu. I got a sense that the waiter (he didn’t introduce himself) did not want to be there as he a lot of attitude when...he slammed my coffee down on the table after I complained that a flat white is not served in a glass. No I am not one of those customers, but I’m a new mum and this was my first coffee of the day so I wanted to enjoy it. I sent it back as he served it to me like it had just been chucked in the mug. At 12:30pm my friends and I ordered 3 meals with this waiter and at around 2pm we were wondering why it was taking so long, we hadn’t been warned there was a wait for the food. A different waiter came over and advised us there was no order on our table, so our waiter forgot to place our order to the kitchen. When we asked him if he remembered taking our order he replied with “I may have forgotten to place your order” with no apology to follow. This upset us and my friend complained to the manager. The manager apologised and she asked what she could do; my friend said we’re leaving and we left. The experience is very disappointing as we usually enjoy dining at seashore and we won’t be returning anytime soon.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023

This is my second time to visit with my wife and both times I’ve been disappointed we were reluctant to visit again but have only heard good things so gave it a try again they were very busy the first time we visited and muck...up the order then gave us a cup for a pot of tea which hadn’t been wash this time I received two lovely looking breakfasts until breaking one of the eggs open to find is was raw with transparent wire and water the other one with a big black hair in itMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 July 2023 via mobile

We’ve tried to get in here a number of times but it’s usually packed and we’ve gone away disappointed. This week we finally got a table and can see why it’s so popular. The food is fresh and delicious, obviously prepared with care and skill....The coffee (Good Fortune) was great, as was the service.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 April 2023

First time visitig here and it did not dissapoint! Seated really fast and the service was excellent! Food only took about 25 minutes to come out despite it being quite busy. The food was delicious and I left the restaurant feeling satisfied. Can't wait to...dine here again especialy after hearing they do 2 for 1 burgers on thursdays :))More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2023 via mobile

Always been a big fan of SC, and believe Good Fortune is the best coffee in NZ. Love the vibe, layout, decor and views here. Star off for a general feeling of weariness - the menu has not changed at all, except to make the...super nachos vegan by option only (no biggie). Could do with more cabinet salads or a fresh new section on the menu. Will always have my custom, much better than maranui :)More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 9 January 2023

Don't be surprised if you have to queue for a few minutes to get into this place. They really do get you seated quite quickly though and it is worth the wait. The place can be full but kitchen service is very fast. The wait...staff are friendly, helpful and also fast. Great food and cool environment. Can be a bit noisy - needs more soft furnishings. Had the Healthful Bowl when I would normally have a big Breakfast and it was yum. Did swap the tofu for haloumi!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2022

Great coffee, great menu food, but poor service. There is always a grumpy server, and the excuse is always "there is a shortage of staff." Put a smile on your face and do your job of making customers happy; it's not that difficult. It is...impossible to provide feedback or request anything because no one will attend the table during or after the meal.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 19 November 2022 via mobile

Stopped here totally unplanned and was totally surprised when we reached the top of the stairs. The decor was brilliant and the milkshakes were a real treat.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 17 June 2022 via mobile

Have been previously but went this time for a meeting. Food was quick out and service was good. The squid was yum and meals could be adapted. Would return

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 17 May 2022

I wanted to try the Seashore Cabarets entry in the the Great NZ Toastie Takeover which I did and wished I hadn't bothered for a start my Toastie arrived ages before the other meals there were six of us. To complement the Toastie I also...ordered rustic chips which arrived after I had eaten the Toastie. What I assumed I was getting was pulled brisket cheese and spinach in two slices of toasted bread alas what I received was a soggy toasted sandwich. All the other meals were great Fish Tacos Fish Butty and Pancake stack .More

Date of visit: May 2022
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SEASHORE CABARET, Petone - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Seashore Cabaret is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4