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Cafe Sandspit

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
1440 Sandspit Rd, Warkworth, Auckland 0982, New Zealand
+64 9-425 8006
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  • Very good31%
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  • Poor4%
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
“snapper” (2 reviews)
“new ownership” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1440 Sandspit Rd, Warkworth, Auckland 0982, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the tip of Sandspit next to the wharf sits this café. The large windows face out to sea and you can watch the gannets diving and the boats coming and going. The fish of the day was snapper that had been caught that morning...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was on a road trip from Auckland and found our way to this cafe just after lunch (1pm). It was an awesome find. Amazing fresh food, beautiful views over the sandbars, and a really really good menu. Lots of options. We had the Ceasar salad...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank escheah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a nice afternoon tea with nice nibbles in a lovely location. The location was still fine but the food range and quality on offer was very limited. Disappointing. Maybe time of day, maybe new management.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank info651
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We had lunch here and it was very nice. Great snapper and chowder. Friendly staff who were very welcoming. Lovely view.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bruce_M94
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Tasty coffee thanks. Great spot and awesome to have Rocket machines brewing. Went both days we were staying nearby. Counter food looked good also.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank WayneL1906
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I have reviewed this cafe before because I was really disappointed in it. However now that it has a change of owner it has really reinvented itself in a good way. The windows have been washed so you can see the view and the food...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Kiwi_Pat_and_Paul
Reviewed 22 August 2018

When we had family visiting from overseas recently, they were keen to head to Sandspit - a place of happy childhood memories, so we decided visiting there for lunch was a great idea. And a great idea it was - Cafe Sandspit had a very...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Neil M
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Had lunch overlooking the water. Perfect day, sunny, the tide was in for a picture perfect setting. We enjoyed a most delicious fish and chips meal which was one of the best we have eaten lately. Relaxed atmosphere with friendly service. Will definitely be visiting...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 408MichelleG
Alison W, Manager at Cafe Sandspit, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Great to hear! We look forward to seeing you again. :-)

Reviewed 16 March 2018

Had a family lunch overlooking the water, absolutely stunning view. Food good, service excellent. Large blackboard with menu for the day on it. Didn't have to wait long for food. About 5 couples inside but we were early for lunch.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Sally S
Alison W, Manager at Cafe Sandspit, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thanks for your Review. We're pleased that you enjoyed your visit. :-)

Reviewed 5 March 2018

We two enjoyed a delicious dinner out overlooking the Sandspit marina on a warm summer evening, we could almost imagine we were in a European location except it's in our own backyard and therefore infinitely better. The menu is not extensive but almost everything on...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank fatsprat
Alison W, Manager at Cafe Sandspit, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

We're so pleased that locals are returning and supporting a small, local business again. Thanks for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1440 Sandspit Rd, Warkworth, Auckland 0982, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Warkworth
  • Phone Number: +64 9-425 8006
  • E-mail
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT - 5 AUGUST 2017: We are excited to revitalise Cafe Sandspit, an absolutely amazing, little cafe, that offers spectacular views over the Hauraki Gulf. Situated at Sandspit Wharf, we are conveniently located to Kawau Cruises, so drop in for a quick snack or delicious meal, before you embark on your journey.
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