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Paper Moon

#208 of 1,772 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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437 Beach Road | Mairangi Bay, Auckland 0630, New Zealand
+64 9-479 8872
07:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for dinner tonight and had a fantastic meal and enjoyed the atmosphere. As usual, the service was fantastic and the staff made us feel very welcome. Highly recommend this restaurant for anyone wanting a great night on the North Shore

Thank heyfrienda
Auckland NZ
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is always humming and I know why! Popped in last night, great food and wine (pork belly for me and lamb cutlets for him). Delicious. Service is excellent. World Masters Games coming up. Get yourself there!

Thank carolnz7
London, United Kingdom
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320 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a lovely coastal walk from Campbell's Bay, we stopped off for Breakfast at the Paper Moon which is in the lovely cluster of shops at Mairangi Bay. There was a lovely selection of Breakfast dishes and I settled on the Avo Smash (with Beetroot yoghurt) which was absolutely delicious. Service was equally good so - if you're in the... More 

Thank stevebG6121BX
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Enjoy walking here in the mornings with the dog, getting a chai latte, a veg muffin and reading the newspaper. Staff are always friendly and I can most times get a seat. Water bowl provided for the dog, and she gets to say hallow to the many other dogs that walk by.

Thank Jillian T
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Out for a walk & popped into Paper Moon Mairangi Bay - decided on some tapas & tried the slow cooked beef cheek ...of course with a little Pinot - delissimo !!!

Thank Goblyn23
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I am reviewing the ice creams at the cafe side. We bought ice creams yesterday for family and friends. Everyone got their ice creams and looked at each other, wondering.. "is that it?" For $4 the single scoop it is a rip off. If you have a good torch and shine it deep into the waffle cone you can make... More 

Thank Plowcow
Auckland, New Zealand
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157 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Disappointing lunch with a family group. Burgers were expensive and not good value for money. Coffee and atmosphere was average, but staff were helpful and friendly.

Thank NannaK53
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I have been a few times now, either with my husband, couples or girl friends and each time the food has been really good although the service can be a little inconsistent, so you never really know how long your going to have to wait. Staff friendly, informative about the menu and the last time I went it was with... More 

Thank Kerirex
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Not sure why people rave about this place. We had lunch here just before Chirstmas, and maybe it was "not good" because they were so busy. Maybe we just hit it on a bad day. Can all of those people who love it be wrong? Our entire group had burgers; crumbed fish/ mushroom/pork belly. They all looked as if they... More 

Thank MichelleF325
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We have been many times for breakfast lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed! The first is very very good, price is comparable to other similar style cafe/restaurants, also a great location. Prices range from 20 - 35 or so lunch/dinner and well worth it. See you again soon!

Thank sealdogfish

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Bar, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 437 Beach Road | Mairangi Bay, Auckland 0630, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-479 8872
Paper Moon is undisputedly Mairangi Bay's favourite dining and drinking spot. Be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drinks into the evening, we're the place that pleases. Open seven days from 7:30am to 11pm, it's our passion to create the perfect occasion. We've had much praise heaped on us and we love it! Our simply named 'Beans and Bacon Breakfast' won us the Watties New Zealand Cafe of the Year title, and our Beef Wellington has customers raving and returning regularly. This is, of course, merely the tip of our culinary iceberg... Everyone loves a Happy Hour and ours is every day, from 3-6pm. So it's actually a Happy Three Hours. (We're good like that!) Bringing you house wines for $5.90, and beers for $6.90 makes us happy too! Feel special with a cocktail special on Wednesday nights - they're only $10. Our coffee is Allpress. Enough said. Except to say that our staff are actually trained on site and off by Allpress as well. We aim to please our many four-legged friends too here - water bowls outside ensure its not only the humans who enjoy some refreshment. Our staff love dogs, so you can be sure they'll be doted on and shown lots of love! And, with or without dog, it's always nice to take a wander to the beautiful beach we're blessed to have just a short walk down the road. We think one of our takeout Kapiti ice-creams compliments a beach walk nicely too... This is all good, we know, but don't take our word for it! Come and raise a glass with us soon at Paper Moon.

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