At The Beach Cafe

At The Beach Cafe

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+64 6-368 0981+ Add website
Hours
Sun
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wed
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fri
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating
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CUISINES
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles21 reviews
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Jane A
Wellington193 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
Came up from Wellington to visit my mother who lives in Levin for her 86th birthday. She wanted to go for a drive out to Waitarere Beach and have some lunch. We called into this cafe which looked very busy and the only cafe near the beach. We waited for over 30mins for our food to come out. But my mother had to wait another 15mins for her toasted sandwich as they had forgotten to do it. Yet it was written on the same docket with the other food we ordered. A young lady did apologize and returned with a complimentary blueberry muffin. As for the food my Husband had the Beef burger that he said was average. I ordered the wedges, which would be the worst wedges I have had. I anticipated sharing them with my husband but the portion was so small we could not share. The potato was so floury and no crispness to them. Expected for them to come out in a bowl of some sort for the price of $8.50 for a portion not worth the money. ( I ate a small amount of them as I hadn't eaten since 8.30am) My mum said her toastie was good. I feel that there seems to be a lack of communication with staff in the kitchen.?? On this particular day. Overall my mum enjoyed being out, but we will definitely not be returning.
Written 14 October 2020
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AucklandGal88
Wellington211 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 none
It’s just about the only place in town! The slices were nice, the coffee was drinkable, if a little weak. Definitely room for improvement but I wouldn’t warn anyone off. The outdoor area for the kids if a drawcard, they can happily play while you have a coffee in peace.
Written 18 April 2021
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Margaret L
Wellington3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 family
Great venue for kids Scones delish Food disappointing - $8.50 for a few wedges Tiny mac/cheese Need to drop price or increase serving size
Written 4 January 2021
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Colleen De Castro
Levin1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 friends
Since the change of ownership the service food and coffee have declined considerably. The cabinet cakes, I would say are no longer made on site, bought in packets from NW st a guess and thd ice coffee was cold coffee with milk and alot of ice. Guess I got what I asked for. We will go to Waitarere Besch 4 Square in future where the coffee is delish the croissants made fresh daily and the ice coffee is made with delicious coffee icecream and cream and served with a friendly smile and cheery welcome.
Written 2 January 2020
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Maxwell S
Wellington48 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
We own a bach at Waitarere that we haven't been to for some time. Lunch today was full breakfast for me and pancakes for my son. He was really looking forward to lunch because they have (had) "the best pancakes in the world”. When they arrived his reaction was quite literally, "WTF!?!? WTactualF?" The small oblong plate had 2 PIKELETS, 1 rasher of bacon, a few banana slices and blueberries. It was tiny! My full breakfast had 2 bacon rashers, one of which I donated to my son, 2 slices of tomato, eggs, hash brown and bread, not too bad other than the tomato. But the pancakes (pikelets) really were appalling. From Best in the world to "worst I've ever had". What a pitty. A damn shame.
Written 15 February 2020
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Nate Orderscope
Wellington41 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 solo
Second time visiting this place. I was hesitant after the first visit and unfortunately will not be back. The service here is appalling. A simple hello goes a long way when you enter a premises. Poor service standards from the top! To the manager - lead by example.
Written 24 January 2021
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Undefined Impressions
Wellington57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 family
My favourite little cafe to visit when I’m in levin, love the coffee and bacon and eggs. The atmosphere is great with so many friendly people. My dog loves the treats too! Only treats he’ll eat😂
Written 23 October 2021
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Ellen K
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Lovely cafe with cute caravan for kids to play and read in . We enjoyed our coffee and the staff were very friendly.
Written 10 January 2020
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Georgeat1
Waitarere18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 friends
This little cafe is very popular with locals. It’s is both child and dog friendly. Reading older reviews is not helpful as it has changed hands a couple of times also some of the reviews ( eg fish and chips or evening meals ) do not belong to this cafe as it does not do deep fried food or open in the evenings. Food is varied and generally more to the healthy eating side. Portions are suitable for the price. You can mix and match cabinet food (eg Roast vegetable salad with an egg and avocado instead of bread). They avoid oversized slices etc thankful. They don’t have a liquor license. Open 7 days from 8.30 to 3 ish Phone 063680981 The number on TripAdvisor is incorrect
Written 25 May 2019
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susannemurrayhanlon
Waitarere3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 friends
A friendly place to sit inside or out. Great local knowledge. She has some different art for sale. Luv it
Written 15 January 2019
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155richard81
Tauranga554 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 family
We ordered fish and chips for 9. When we got them home we found that the order was not complete. The fish was dry and tasteless. The chips were the worst i have ever tasted.
Written 16 May 2018
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YumName
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 friends
I got excited walking by on Friday night to see a vegan option on their menu. They were closed but a very friendly lady came out to chat to us about vegan options and we said we'd be back in the morning. When we arrived the next day the welcoming lady from the night before wasn't there and the lady working the morning shift was very obviously annoyed that I don't eat animals. I am very aware of putting people out and I would have been happy to eat anything but I was made to feel uncomfortable and unwelcome so I just had a coffee. It's a shame as the lady from the night before was so nice.
Written 27 April 2018
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kiwipete0620
14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 business
We called in for lunch one day. Reasonably basic food but the service was efficient and very friendly
Written 23 March 2018
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Priscilla S
Foxton98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 family
Went with children before hitting the beach. Not much selection to choose from and would’ve been nice to have some chips or wedges on the menu as a quick option for kiddies. But the food we got was yummy. The games outside are a great touch, kids enjoyed playing whilst waiting for food. Service was good however I’d suggest bringing food out all at same time
Written 20 January 2018
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Ronnie608
Levin80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 friends
Went here last Sunday with friends for lunch, we had the burger which were very tasty but felt the buns were too thick hence didn't eat the top part. A thinner bun would be better even a brioche bun would be nice. A hot say so a nice cold lager went down well followed by coffee. It was the last day for the present owners having sold recently; new owners take over in a weeks time. It will be interesting to see if the menu and cabinet food varies.
Written 6 December 2017
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