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Carriages Cafe

State Highway 16, Huapai, Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good45%
  • Average26%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
State Highway 16, Huapai, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I was in Auckland this is a cafe on the way to Helensville that I wanted to go back to. My wife and I went for lunch today and it’s a quaint place and you walk through a garden Centre to the cafe to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank keithg547
Reviewed November 4, 2018

This is our second time for lunch bringing family for a special lunch. Nice ambience, we usually bring bread to feed the ducks & eels in the water. Good size restaurant. Plenty of food selection and affordable. Staff are young and polite. Big servings for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mary A
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch here. Nice view out over the river. Friendly busy staff. Good range of specials on the menu.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bruce_M94
Reviewed October 21, 2018

We took a group of 45 to carriages,we had arranged to have a choice of three mains and a dessert also coffee or tea. We were made welcome and tables had been allocated for us.We all gave our orders and then settled down for a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank pat b
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Walked in for a quick bite to eat on an overcast day. The food came out quickly with generous portions (and very nice crispy bacon) but the coffee was weak and service lacking. Carlos was friendly but the other waiters and counter staff were lacking...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KoF127
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Been here a few times and every time felt that this business needs to up the game. Overall a good experience- nice setting of indoor, outdoor and carriage seating, a decent menu., friendly staff and view. However, when you look for details to rate, few...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank samirs428
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Disappointing. Good location and parking. Entry is through a garden centre. Two couples visited for lunch mid week. Trade was slow with only two other tables occupied. We ordered four meals and the first three came after quite a while (too long, I felt) and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Adrian M
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Visited for a light snack. Lots of choices, both counter and blackboard menu, including a number of gluten free options. We chose a savoury muffin, savoury scone and hot drinks. It was all served quickly, and was very tasty. One very small thing missing was...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank PlesFam
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

A soulless cafe that has seen better days. The service mediocre, the food tasteless. The French toast was cold and bland. The tea came with a plastic spoon. The wet poor quality serviettes were wrapped around cutlery. No free range eggs a big no no...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank RubyrubyNZ
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

The counter staff was very friendly. The food arrived reasonably fast and was quite good. Overall the carriages need a good spring clean.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Tabatha1998
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 16, Huapai, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Huapai
  • Phone Number: 412-9250
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