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Trainspotter Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand
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39 Gillies Street | Kawakawa, Kawakawa 0210, New Zealand
09:30 - 16:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 17:00
Fri 07:30 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 16:00
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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128 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is now known as 39 Gillies under new management and as such read the revues under 39 Gillies St Cafe and Boutique.

Thank MusesMm
Kaitaia, New Zealand
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Nice setting friendly enough staff but they got orders all wrong. I asked for a salad and they were happy enough to make one for me I asked for no dressing it came with a nice dressing in separate container but when I looked closer the whole green salad was absolutely drenched in mayonnaise probably Best foods. Salad would have... More 

Thank Rayanne72
Northland, Northland, New Zealand
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47 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

feels nice looks nice and has lovely food! Great view of the Hundertwasser building opposite (they are toilets but trust me - it just looks awesome! )

Thank sonicjett
Auckland, New Zealand
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56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Apparently has very recently got a new owner , a new coat of grey paint , and the new name . Quite average , really , with only a limited range of cold drinks for those wishing to take a short break on the drive north . Staff are friendly enough .... but its best feature is a seat outside... More 

Thank Jim J
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Needed to have late lunch on our way to Russell . Used good old Google and found the cafe . They were really happy to make me a gluten free bagel it was brilliant tasty fresh vibrant . Great little cafe

Thank Helena M
Auckland, New Zealand
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245 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Nice little café located tight in the heart of Kawakawa directly opposite the Hundertwasser toilets. I drove through Kawakawa and circled back to try this café as it seemed to have a little more life then others in town. It was a Sunday afternoon and the café was super busy with a big groups of 12 just arrived before me.... More 

Thank 67TravelBug67
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Fairly good range of food here - service a bit off, asked for coffee in takeaway cup got all food in takeaway bags too? Food was ok - nothing amazing - nice place to sit down would try somewhere else next time

Thank therealhungryduck
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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259 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Basic country Cafe. Coffee was good and they had a reasonable range of foods. Locals were popping in steadily so it is fairly popular and friendly. If you need a coffee or snack this will do the job.

Thank Adrian M
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457 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

The food is good, the service is a little slow (but so is the whole town) and the view of the really odd toilets across the road is worth the visit alone.

Thank rama1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We ordered two flat whites to go and it took 35 minutes. There were no apologies or updates. Easily the slowest coffee I've ever ordered.

Thank MNFamAdventures

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Gillies Street | Kawakawa, Kawakawa 0210, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Kawakawa

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?