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Takapuna Beach Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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22 The Promenade | Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
+64 9-484 0002
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food we had was good but at least $10.00 per dish more expensive than it should have been. The place was crowded and the outside tables had no shelter and a beer or wine would have helped. Lots of tourists. Nice spot.

Thank Jacquiandnickkiwi
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is popular for its location, and certainly the service (as others have mentioned) was extremely good. The food arrived speedily despite the crowded tables. The hot cakes with strawberries were a little heavy, and the muffin under the eggs benedict was very tough. Nonetheless we did have an enjoyable visit on a busy sunny day.

Thank LandC46
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Top location, slap bang on the edge of Takapuna beach. It was a hot day and so we had free use of the straw hats. We looked cool! Great staff who constantly topped up our sparkling water. The gelato smoothies are a treat. Great selection of ice cream and cakes. Didn't have food as such but the breakfast stuff looked... More 

Thank Dave H
Provence, France & London, UK
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95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't book so be prepared to q at peak times but this place is simply a fantastic spot for drinks and eats - from 06:30 7 days a week. Separate area for takeaway cakes, drinks and ice-cream with an excellent range of different tempting foods. Super spot where can can watch and be watched at the same time

Thank Woodcity123
Brancaster, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overlooking the car park in Takapuna which serves the boat ramp into the sea , lots of boat trailers deflecting the views of the beach in the background . The service is spot on as is the coffee , felt slightly squashed in with many tables on the decking outside . Food menu looked good in not a little overpriced... More 

Thank Robert V
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this cafe in a stunning spot. Visited recently with my elderly and very immobile mother and found all the staff so accomodating. Nothing was too much trouble - from the young staff to the older manager. Nice food selection and such a lovely view. Good accessibility. Thanks from a grateful daughter - you made our day so much... More 

Thank Robyn S
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just love sitting outside at this café and watching the activity on Takapuna beach and caravan park. This is a fabulous place to eat great food, interesting menu and great coffee. the icecream is soft and top quality. A must for the tourist tot Auckland to enjoy.

Thank Brookesanna
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Incredibly noisy because it was busy and apart from the staff been pleasant and helpful the seating is super crammed, there's no ambience or character to the place which is a real shame as it was an icon when it was a dairy back in the day. The food very average and not much else. Won't be back.

Thank Stormpipes
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent breakfast. Service was outstanding, polite and quick. I had the grill and the eggs were perfectly cooked and the sausage divine. Thanks guys for a great takapuna experience

Thank nigruk
Auckland, New Zealand
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Certainly has an outstanding view of Takapuna Beach. The coffee is the best. Service is always great and very friendly staff. I love the fact that both still or sparkling water is free. Always look forward to a cold sparking water after my Beach walk and a good coffee. The food however tries to be a bit too clever and... More 

Thank TMRussel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 The Promenade | Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-484 0002

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?