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Boatshed Cafe

8 Clendon Esplanade, Rawene, New Zealand
+64 9-405 7728
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Clendon Esplanade, Rawene, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe is really in an old boat shed. It is almost totally built over water. This gives it super views over the Hokianga inlet. The decor is in keeping with its rustic image. If you have more modern tastes don't let this put you...More

Thank Dirk568
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good coffee comes with a view out over the harbour. Sit out on the balcony and enjoy! Pastries, muffins etc available too.

Thank mmmaxxx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live in the small historic village of Kohukohu. Just across the river from us is the historic town of Rawene. To get there one needs to catch the vehicle & passenger ferry, which runs between both towns. On any given day the weather could...More

Thank 514shannon
Terehia T, Owner at Boatshed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We would just like to add, some people believe our menu is small, where the next customer may comment there are too many options. We offer a variety of homemade food to cater for everyone, from vegetarian meals to fish,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here for second time. Absolutely delicious food and coffee. All the staff are so friendly. Definitely recommend. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Travellingkiwi83
Terehia T, Owner at Boatshed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback Travellingkiwi83. We appreciate you taking time to leave your recommendation and glad you enjoyed it here with us. Take care and we'll see you next time. Boatshed Cafe, Rawene

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We came here based on a recommendation from family. What a delight it was. We were greeted with a plesent smile and hello. I had ordered the bagel with pesto and tomato. The pesto was homemade and DElish!!! Another of out party had the dahl...More

Thank Julialeigh
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped here after seeing the name on tripadvisor....there was a decrepancy in the location and one poster said they had changed their name. Know this.....it's right next to the ferry landing in town and it has great pizza, coffee and carrot cake to die for,...More

Thank Donald J
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a great little cafe with the best coffee, and delicious food. Made on the premises. The day we were there they were making their own chutney, wow did it smell good. The staff are so friendly, and the service is great. Don't pass...More

Thank Charmaine M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Beautiful sitting out over the water enjoying a beautiful meal. Good variety well cooked, good service

Thank nelliejean2015
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is now the Waterline Café, don't know when they changed their name. If you are seeking the worst cup of coffee in N.Z your search is over go directly to the Waterline café. I was served a cold coffee and my wife was served...More

1  Thank flashpacker55
Terehia T, Manager at Boatshed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

Hi there, In response to your review above, I ask firstly if you have the correct cafe as we are the Boatshed Cafe, Rawene. That name has been in place for 16 plus years. The Waterline Cafe is located across the other side of the...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

Stopped here for breakfast on Saturday morning. Full tide, sun shining, birds singing, fish jumping , boats etc. Absolutely perfect with incredible food.

Thank russle0
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
08:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Clendon Esplanade, Rawene, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Rawene
  • Phone Number: +64 9-405 7728
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