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$6 - $45
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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 January 2024 via mobile

We had a fantastic breakfast when we first arrived here in Opua and have since had some really great coffees. It's a shame its not opened a little longer and every day in the summer busy season. We went for dinner on the night they...were closed.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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David George, Owner at Marina Cafe Opua, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2024

Thank you Browyn for your review. So sorry we missed you for dinner, unfortunately a sign of the times.. staff shortages. But we are open Friday Saturday and Sunday for evening service. Hope you had a great holiday here.

Reviewed 20 August 2023

Love love love this place! Fantastic food, wonderful service and great live music on Sunday nights. One of our favorite places to call home in New Zealand! David the owner is always so welcoming!

Date of visit: August 2023
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david george, Owner at Marina Cafe Opua, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2023

Thank you for the wonderful review truly appreciate the review. safe travels to you both

Reviewed 10 April 2023 via mobile

This cafe is hidden in the marina, close to the laundry. Great coffee, plenty of cabinet food and a good selection of items on the main menu. The fish and chips was served with a fresh salad. The batter was crisp and the fish fresh....Outdoor seating overlooks the never ending action on the boat ramp. Always something to see.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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david george, Owner at Marina Cafe Opua, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2023

thank you ever so much for your review. hope t see you again soon

Reviewed 19 March 2023

Four times over the past 2 weeks I have had breakfast at this Cafe. The first time I was charged $20.00 The second time $22.00. Third time $24.00. And today I was charged $27.50. For the exact same breakfast. What the hell is going on?!...That's it. I'm done with those jokers.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Marina Cafe Opua, Owner at Marina Cafe Opua, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2023

I’m uncertain as to what your referring too. As this is the first I’ve been alerted too information Can you please come and speak with me personally. As if you ordered the same item each time the price remains the same, unless your trying to...More

Reviewed 12 March 2023 via mobile

What an outstanding hidden gem. Head down to the Opua Marina and have excellent coffee and fabulous food. The staff are really friendly. We can really recommend this cafe

Date of visit: March 2023
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Go34612990559, Owner at Marina Cafe Opua, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2023

Thank you Anne, We are so please you enjoyed your visit to our little spot. Hopefully we will be you again soon.

Reviewed 5 February 2023 via mobile

Lovely to discover that the cafe is now a casual Thai style restaurant in the evenings. Nice vibe, good music playing and a simple but enticing menu. The service was good and the food delicious. I had the 5 spice pork belly rice bowl and...an asahi beer followed by the Eton mess. The only thing that would have improved it for me would have been some greens with the main . Will come here again. Lovely setting too for those that don’t know it alreadyMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Marina Cafe Opua, Owner at Marina Cafe Opua, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2023

Thanks Sue Glad you enjoyed your visit. Yes we’ve been offering our Asian fusion for about 12 months now Look forward to seeing again soon.

Reviewed 25 January 2023

What a great setting for a brunch! If you are lucky enough to get a table at the large front windows or outside on the deck, you will be able to enjoy an uninterrupted view of the marina. More importantly, the food was excellent and...the service by the friendly wait staff was prompt. Our group were all delighted with their meal choices. The portions were generous and the flavours delicious. We will be back!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Marina Cafe Opua, Owner at Marina Cafe Opua, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2023

Thank you for the lovely review.. hope we see you all again soon?

Reviewed 11 December 2022 via mobile

We found this amazing little restuarant while visiting Opua for four days. What a find !!! The food is fantastic both in quality and value, the view is simply wonderful and the service by David and his staff is outstanding. We enjoyed the Thai Beef...Salad and Orange Chicken Salad tremendously and went back a second time and were just as impressed with the food and wine selection. The chef is very creative and there were unique menue items that had an Asian flair. They have live music on Sunday evenings which was very well done. David is a great host and Manager and makes sure that everyone feels as if they are important and appreciated. Well done !!!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Go34612990559, Owner at Marina Cafe Opua, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2023

Thank you for the kind words, Julie I'm so please you found us.. we look forward to seeing you again on day soon.

Reviewed 29 October 2022

Dined here for breakfast – relaxed atmosphere and very nice location overlooking the marina. Good coffee and delicious food. We had scrambled eggs for one and Eggs Benedict Bacon on a rosti. The presentation of the scrambled eggs was quite plain and almost a pie...rather than scrambled but the presentation of the Eggs Benedict was much more appealing and tasty. Friendly and efficient service with meals arriving quite quickly.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Go34612990559, Owner at Marina Cafe Opua, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2022

Thank you for your review Look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 18 September 2022 via mobile

What an awesome find this cafe was! Delicious food and coffee, fantastic service and nice location! The staff easily accommodated our large table of 6 diners with varying dietary requirements. No specific vegan breakfast options but happily tailored other meals to be vegan. We will...definitely be back.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Go34612990559, Owner at Marina Cafe Opua, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2023

Thank you for your comments. we are glad you enjoyed your visit to our little café.

Reviewed 16 August 2022

Last time we visited Opua we had lunch at this cafe. It was so good we decided to visit again this trip. We had lunch again, and a dinner. Dr 52 and I are vegan, and although there aren't any dedicated vegan options on the...lunch menu, they did a work-around for us which was shakshuka. It's usually served with an egg on top, and last time we had it they put lots of avocado on top which provided a rich softness to complement the tomato and capsicum dish. No such luck this time. It came with two burnt slices of ciabatta and butter! We asked for the butter to be removed, which it was. We'd had dinner there the night before - the chef made us two bao buns and a jackfruit rendang for a main. Both were absolutely delicious, especially the rendang. It was so good. I wish the same chef had been on at lunchtime because I'm certain he'd have made a better job of our lunch.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Go34612990559, Owner at Marina Cafe Opua, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2023

thanks for your feed back.

Reviewed 5 August 2022

Breakfast was on point and staff were friendly and attentive. Very relaxed atmosphere and enjoyed watching locals pull in oysters

Date of visit: April 2022
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Go34612990559, Owner at Marina Cafe Opua, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2022

Thanks for the review. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 26 April 2022

I had the Bao buns for lunch, these were just ok, pork one had too much fat for my liking, husband had a flat white that was too milky, not strong enough. He asked for a small one but the cups were quite large.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 2 April 2022 via mobile

Splendid nosh, I had the burger with a $2 IPA beer, the other half had the seafood chowder and fry’s. Great place, lovely view, nice food, good staff and stimulating conversation with the people at the next table. Dog friendly and highly recommended

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 February 2022

The food is ok but very expensive for what you get and the service is ok if you are happy to wait. I feel they have the attitude; they are the only ones here so take it or leave it or go to Paihia or...Russell. Have supported this cafe for a long time but will drive to Paihia from now on.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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