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1 Havelock Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
+64 6-877 1714
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Havelock Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The problem with many cafe breakfasts is that they're only a little better than what you could do at home, and set you back $20+ per head. If I am going to pay $20+ for breakfast, it needs to be better than I could whip...More

Thank Stickman B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 2nd dinner at Maina and it is still as good as we thought it was the 1st time. The menu is quite extensive so it took some discussion to settle on our mains. (1) Hot salmon salad. Pieces of cooked salmon fillet...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Physical Education Department from Havelock North High School meets here for a yummy breakfast whenever we have someone to farewell-the latest was our gap student. Love the pancakes the smashed avocado /egg on toast and eggs benedict. They have a great range to choose...More

Thank ianj242
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely family lunch here with a great atmosphere and friendly staff. The menu was so good that we couldn't decide but everything we had was delicious! We will definitely be going back. The only trouble is you can't book and it's very...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maina is always a great local option. In the 2 years since I last reviewed it, I have eaten here many times and its never let us down. Today 8 of us went for coffee to celebrate a friend's birthday and the staff were really...More

Thank slinkymalinkey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for brunch on the recommendation of a local (Robyn at Salsa - thank you). A good healthy choice to choose from at very good prices. Quick friendly service and the meal was lovely. I further purchased something delicious to take back to...More

Thank Jeanne N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Time to write another review since my latest breakfast was similarly supremely delicious! Tho' you have to order at the register, it's not a prob. In fact, most appetizing to take a peek in the cabinet or order off the menu. Everything that comes out...More

Thank HaljoHal
katie g, Owner at Maina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thankyou Hal. Where would we be without our regular Maina customers such as your very kind self? And we know you’ve eaten in some great places so your encouragement is recieved humbly. Katie and Stu

Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

I came here for breakfast, the cafe had only been open an hour. You order at the counter. I ordered the te mata mushrooms, and a flat white. The mushrooms came out quickly, they were served with bacon, homemade hash browns and a slice of...More

Thank mattinthehat25
katie g, Owner at Maina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thankyou. It’s good to see your food was good and I’m sure you were given equally good service when you arrived. But........we made a mistake and had to reconfirm your coffee order. This certainly justifies jumping on social media to give us a dressing down!...More

Reviewed September 13, 2018

Enjoyed breakfast several times over three days and found the food to be creative and tasty with great choices. I imagine the lunch and morning/afternoon tea to be just as good having spied some of the baking emerging from the kitchen. Service is friendly and...More

Thank paulelenio
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We were a large group of about 20 for dinner. The service was very underwhelming as one at our table got forgotten altogether. The tables were so close together that no one could be seated in between them so they moved them apart and once...More

Thank BronandRoss
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July 10, 2018|
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Response from katie g | Property representative |
We have dishes on our menu that are vegetarian and Stuart can adjust quite a few other dishes to be vegetarian on request.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$8 - US$21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Digital Payments
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Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Havelock Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Havelock North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-877 1714
  • E-mail
Maina operates as a cafe during the day with our own blend of coffee roasted by local, roasters, Hawthorne. Maina provides a full bistro service at night. Maina has achieved well in both local and national competitions and is proud to prepare and serve great local produce with both local and national wines and craft beers. Spirits and a wide range of juices are available. Maina makes good provision for dietary needs with a wide range of gluten free, vegetarian and even some vegan product.
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