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Cafe Sandspit Restaurant

) #6 of 38 Restaurants in Warkworth $$ - $$$ Cafe, , European
1440 Sandspit Rd, Warkworth 0982, New Zealand
+64 9-425 9475
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1440 Sandspit Rd, Warkworth 0982, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievably rude server. Justin was serving and was obviously grumpy as I was only ordering take out for the ferry journey. He was rude, pretty ignorant and stupid with his poorly researched and basic views of the world. He is racist and really let down...More

4  Thank Treasade
rva1441, Owner at Cafe Sandspit, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Bahahahahahahaha.....Feelings are very mutual here... glad to see you wont be returning to our cafe, I should've refused to serve you and your pretentious attitude in the first place... Mere 'servers' like me aren't entitled to an opinion in your eyes... Cataracts are the thirds...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lured by the "cafe open" sign on the road to Snell's Beach, we drove down to the Cafè Sandspit, for the first time in many years. They needn't have bothered to put the sign up. The door was open, but that was about where it...More

4  Thank SchalkNZ
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Nice location and view. The food is just bad. Really bad. Every element to the "big meaty breakfast" had been in some way ruined. Either undercooked, overcooked, underseasoned or just plain wrong. Wanted some good quality produce, cooked nicely. It was the worst food we...More

rva1441, Owner at Cafe Sandspit, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

hello again precious plonker. you come across like a man-child with a runny nose... We receive multiuple compliments a day on our great food and coffee.... I hope you read my 170+ good reviews as well. One day someone is saying thats the best meal...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Visited Sandspit cafe and just loved it. The staff were welcoming,friendly and very attentive. We sat at a table with the most beautiful mesmerising view ever of Sandspit bay. We enjoyed the coffee and our time there so much that we returned a couple of...More

1  Thank KarenAlastair29
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Set right on the waters edge so stunning location but the hot choc and coffee were't good and my muffin was ok but expensive and I had to ask for some butter to go With it. Not much food to choose from. This cafe's decor...More

3  Thank Debbie K
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Dirty knives and forks in a tin can on the table. A cook in dirty clothes that said he was a fine dining chef - must have been his dream to be as he wasn't in reality!!! Food edible but not impressive in taste or...More

8  Thank Joan F
rva1441, Owner at Cafe Sandspit, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

i imagine you enjoy putting others down to make yourself feel better about yourself... However you just come across as a pretentious loser. 63 bucks for three full meals and three drinks is cheap i reckon.

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, service and location! What more could you ask for? Gluten free choices for a coeliac? They had plenty of those too! One of my favourite places to eat out.

Thank Lunchbandit
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to get a generous plate of food with a nice view. Service was great, food delicious and well portioned. Cosy cafe. Highly recommended!

Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful veiw whilst eating delish food being serve tasty coffee always with a smile.. was a good day 😊 thank you ginger man for good banter aswell 😊😊😊 will be back again

Thank Danielle R
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Located at the tip of a spit of land jutting out into the bay, it feels like you are eating on a boat! Wide panoramic East views, fresh delicious food, we will go again. Really easy to find (go to sandspit and just keep driving...More

Thank Dan M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$17
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1440 Sandspit Rd, Warkworth 0982, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Warkworth
  • Phone Number: +64 9-425 9475
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A pretty seaside cafe with the water coming right up to below the conservatory window at high tide. All meals are cooked freshly to order or chose a quick home baked snack. Fully licensed and open 7 days a week for breakfast lunch and dinner. If you would like to come for dinner due to our scenic location please be sure to book so we know you will be coming along.
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