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Ara - Tai Cafe

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Half Moon Bay €€ - €€€ Cafe,
Ara-Tai Rd | The Promenade Building, Half Moon Bay, New Zealand
+64 9-534 4818
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible16%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“rosti stack” (2 reviews)
“pastry” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand
€€ - €€€
Ara-Tai Rd | The Promenade Building, Half Moon Bay, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here as a family recently for a late afternoon lunch. I had a croissant with Camembert cheese, chicken and cranberry sauce. This was served with a salad and I must say was very tasty. I wouldn't go much on the Cappuccino I had...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We visited on Easter Monday for a brunch/lunch It was busy, but we managed to get a table outside in the sun. Ordered 2x orders on same table number. First order arrived quite quickly, 2nd order we had to go looking for. Good value.

Thank lonestar001
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I went to Ara-Tai for breakfast and ordered the Potato Rosti from the menu (it included bacon, mushrooms and eggs) but what I got instead of a Rosti was two out of a freezer packet hash browns. A Rosti is meant to be grated potato...More

Thank annapeterson20
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The coffee was delicious and the Rosti stack was yummy, however I was disappointed the rosti were actually prepackaged hashbrowns, not quite what I expected. The cabinet food looked amazing.

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Good cafe in the area. Lovely owners. Coffee is great. Cabinet food also really good. If you in the area pop by

Thank Natt28
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We had breakfast in this cafe only. The food was pretty good. The price was the same as in the States. The outstanding was the view as it is closed to the shore.

Thank Dolores L
Reviewed 8 February 2017

good food, bright atmostphere, efficient service. My wife always enjoys their chowder. Usually attracts good crowd, but can always find a table.

Thank pstango
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Very good coffee. Love visiting the cafe in the weekend. The staff are friendly. My kids love the cakes and scones there.

Thank didiw2017
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Nice relax before boarding the Waiheke Island ferry. Friendly staff, great coffee and fantastic food with a stunning view. Thanks guys

Thank IanandLois W
Reviewed 19 December 2016

What a great place. The food and food display was out of this world. We really enjoyed our small 70th birthday party there.

Thank GaryJudy G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ara-Tai Rd | The Promenade Building, Half Moon Bay, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +64 9-534 4818
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