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Located in the heart of the newly expanded Opua Marina, the Marina Cafe is the perfect place to relax with a cup of coffee or glass of wine while enjoying a delicious meal from our varied menu. For a quick snack we also offer a selection of cabinet foods, including awesome home-made pies & cakes and of course, freshly baked scones & muffins every morning.
US$4 - US$29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Cafe, New Zealand
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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
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
Reviewed 25 May 2021

Have eaten here a few times, each time the food was great. Menu changes frequently, The Hokkien noodle dish is the sh!t 🍤🍖

Date of visit: April 2021
Marina Cafe Opua, Owner at Marina Cafe Opua, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2021

Thank you for you review broke boat owner. Hopefully we”ll see you again soon.

Reviewed 29 April 2021

We were a party of 5 from one family of adults and can't emphasise enough, the quality of the meals we were served last week. The diversity of delicious menu choices including really scrumptious vegetarian options was fantastic. The VERY high level of cooking by...this establishment's chef really does deserve a mention, at the very least! The standard was something you might expect in a fine dining experience in a big city restaurant. The flavours, the flavours and the flavours have us planning another meal there soonest. The friendly wait-staff and relaxed ambient atmosphere really topped off the night for us as well.Outstanding is an understatement.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 29 April 2021

Five of us dined here the other night for dinner as we had heard good things from other locals. We were blown away by the incredible food and service, not to mention very reasonable prices. As a family who are big foodies, we absolutely loved...everything that arrived at our table - fresh and full of flavour. We couldn't stop talking about it several days later and we can't wait to come back. Thank you Marina Café for some of the best food we've had in a long time.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 5 April 2021

We had ended our cycle ride here awaiting a pick up but had a lovely smoothie and the owner invited us to wait as long as needed. That was so lovely and we loved the vantage over the marina.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 March 2021

Fresh john dory, crispy batter and side salad, couldn't fault. Great service and lovely coffee. Nice place to people watch

Date of visit: March 2021
Marina Cafe Opua, Owner at Marina Cafe Opua, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2021

Thank you for the review, we hope we will see you again soon?

Reviewed 23 December 2020

This cafe is in a fabulous position with a lovely terrace and tables overlooking the marina. The service was friendly and fine. However the food was a bit disappointing - my mushrooms were swamped in sweet balsamic vinegar and I couldn't even taste the mushrooms....The flat white coffee was weak, bit like a milkshake. Did we hit a bad day?More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 2 December 2020 via mobile

Scenic location very tidy with excellent relaxed service, good food. Perfect spot for a sunny afternoon lunch with good wine & beer.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Robyn B
23 April 2018|
Response from MCOpua | Property representative |
Hi Yes we are licensed and you may bring your own wine (see the below for what is required of the law with regards to BYO). We charge a $ 8 fee per bottle. On-licences: BYO restaurants On any premises an on-licence... More
8 March 2016|
Response from MCOpua | Property representative |
Hi Unfortunately we don't but you can get in touch with Ray from Top Trail in Paihia to arrange for the rental of the bikes. You can contact Ray via the website.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marina Cafe Opua

Yes, Marina Cafe Opua offers takeaway services.

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