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$4 - $24
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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

Had a wonderful coffee, coconut latte and hubby had a coconut cappuccino both much needed! And an almond croissant that was freshly baked, moist on the inside with lots of almond filling and crispy on the outside, perfect balance and the best in Northland. Lovely...ambiance and clean and tidy cafe, attentive and pleasant barista. Fully recommend.More

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

Queued outside door and it was only a Tuesday. The Food cabinets had huge variety. The cafe had heaps of seating. Staff were Ace

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 February 2022 via mobile

Fantastic coffee great service. Beautiful muffin. We walked along the road and looked for the busiest cafe in Kaitaia. So locally it is no secret. Delightful Barista and she was so delighted when we told her how good her coffee was. The customers in the...queue clapped when they heard us. Well down team. So pleased we found youMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 3 April 2021 via mobile

Excellent spot to drop in for breakfast or lunch on a Far North exploration. Coffee is quick, hot and strong!! Food is tasty too.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 31 March 2021 via mobile

My kids and I have spent the past few days travelling round Northland with our very well behaved small English Staffy. Today we went for Breakfast at Gecko Cafe, the staff where friendly & not only allowed Stellar to sit at the outside table with...us they got her a water. Was so nice to find a pet friendly place to eat after being disappointed throughout the Bay of Islands with signs everywhere saying No Dogs. The food was great huge portions & couldn’t finish our plates. The cafe is clean & staff were approachable and welcoming. Was a nice change for my family it’s 5 stars from us for welcoming our 4 legged family member!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 23 November 2020 via mobile

$21 for 2 slices of bread 2 rashers of bacon 1 hash brown and some scrambled egg. They forgot the mushrooms. In the time it took to get the food out I assume they freshly slaughtered a pig, went and dug up the potatoes, baked...a fresh loaf of bread and waited for a chicken to lay an egg. When the food did come out it was good, but it wasn't good enough to justify the waitMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 23 September 2020 via mobile

The Gecko is a great place to go for a coffee with pilates mates. Plenty of seats. Good coffee. I love the plum filled muffin. The carrot cake looks good and I was told the almond croissant was perfect. Good service. Toilet in back is...handy.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 22 July 2020

What a great place for excellent service, food and coffee. Looks small from the outside but there is plenty of seating.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 18 June 2020

My full breakfast had overcooked eggs so I swapped it with hubby and ta dah! Perfection. Nice mushies, good quality bacon, toast and sausages. The hash brown was exceptional a tick slice of grated potato with a crispy exterior. The decor is tired but everything...in Kaitaia (except for the National/international chains) struggles to stay afloat and this cafe is clean with bright service and good bathrooms.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

We have just had lunch at the Geko My partner had the Vege quiche with salad arrived in good time and was great, I ordered the Chicken-slaw burger, I don’t mind waiting a little longer than normal to receive a meal if the food is...worth it unfortunately in this case it wasn’t I believe they must of been running around trying to find a fillet of chicken they gave up and served the burger anyway. The chicken portion was half the size of a chicken tender. DisappointedMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 18 February 2020 via mobile

I ordered the Rama-Gee here. It's a local twist of poached eggs, hollandaise avocado and a few extra surprises thrown in. As an entitled middle class Englisman who live in Surrey eating poached eggs and avocado is almost a daily occurrence. So I believe im...well placed to pass judgement. This is was the best I have ever eaten. I had to restrain myself from immediately ordering a second portion.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 12 December 2019 via mobile

Really enjoyed a late breakfast at Gecko - lovely staff, delicious eggs on toast (one scrambled, the other poached) and excellent coffee. A busy cafe at this hour though efficient and bubbly staff have no trouble coping - our coffee arrives within minutes and meals...in about ten. Notice the takeaway meals are served in environment-friendly packaging - no plastic here. The EFTPOS was down - staff very apologetic - we had to fetch cash from an ATM across the road before ordering - no problem. Will make this my cafe of choice in Kaitaia!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 9 December 2019

This is one of the top 2 cafes in the far north according to me local of 23 years haha, this place has beautiful coffee, beautiful food, and beautiful staff

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 December 2019 via mobile

Great choice of cabinet food and good menu. We had bacon and eggs which were excellent. Would have liked to sample the baked goods, they looked amazing. Coffee was great. We sat outside in a lovely area

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 12 November 2019 via mobile

Went here for breakfast based on reviews and it did not disappoint. Coffee was very good, as was the food. Staff were friendly and service was quick.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Gecko Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4