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Paper Moon

#161 of 1,656 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, New Zealand, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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437 Beach Road | Mairangi Bay, Auckland 0630, New Zealand
+64 9-479 8872
07:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a regular a the cafe side of the moon. Good coffee, muffins etc. I've also done lunch and dinner. Lunch yes, dinner no, food ok but over priced and the atmosphere was minimal. Otherwise a really good local cafe.

Thank JBNZ1969
Auckland, New Zealand
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant for a breakfast meeting, or lunch with a room out the back for larger groups and networking groups.

Thank LindaGuirey
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Meet up with six other ladies to celebrate a friend being back in town. The place was packed so glad we booked a table. Great lively atmosphere for a local establishment. The staff were super friendly and helpful. Cocktails were also a hit with our group. The food was good but nothing to rave about, a bit pricey for what... More 

Thank kama_rimmer
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I have been a waiter for many years and worked in the most unorganized bars to the longest Forbes five star triple A five diamond restaurants in the world. one thing common to find in both these extreme opposites is decent food. at least 2 dishes in a typical restaurant menu will be considered "great" by the average visitor but... More 

Thank Zain G
Snells Beach, New Zealand
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102 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Paper Moon has 2 halves in Mairangi Bay and we opted for the coffee shop. It has a small inside area and more tables outside. Very busy, high turnover with beachgoers and strollers who tend to rush in and out so not restful. Good coffee and prompt service.

Thank DavidRRyan
Naoussa, Greece
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Recently had a birthday dinner at paper Moon Mairangi Bay and it lived up to all the other times we have dined their. Staff were attentive and knew the menu well. Good selection on the menu to please the fussy eaters out there. Only weird thing was the big screen TV showing Ice Hockey in the main dining room. Please,... More 

Thank 70daysontour
Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

There were 12 of us at our table to celebrate a family Birthday dinner. The steak was very good. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful with the menu. It was a little hot as we were seated near the kitchen but staff soon cranked up the air con to sort that out. Try the Chocolate Bomb dessert as it... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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210 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

It's been a while since I visited Paper Moon. The very successful Restaraunt in Mairangi Bay changed hands and didn't maintain the standard of the previous owners. I can see that a lot has improved. The menu is very good and the wait staff try very hard. The TV's displaying sport in the restaurant section take away from the absence... More 

Thank Ravenwo
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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115 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to meet friends for evening drink & light meal. Very popular & always fun. Best outdoors, and has heaters. Happy hour a bonus!

Thank Faberge36
Hong Kong, China
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395 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Paper Moon was an excellent choice for meeting up with close friends whom we had not seen for a while. The ambience was very soothing while the service was very attentive and courteous. The food was of a high quality. I particularly enjoyed our lunch in which I had the soup of the day and a coffee. The barrista service... More 

Thank Perry B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
European, New Zealand, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 437 Beach Road | Mairangi Bay, Auckland 0630, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-479 8872
Paper Moon is undisputedly Mairangi Bay's favourite dining and drinking spot. Be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drinks into the evening, we're the place that pleases. Open seven days from 7:30am to 11pm, it's our passion to create the perfect occasion. We've had much praise heaped on us and we love it! Our simply named 'Beans and Bacon Breakfast' won us the Watties New Zealand Cafe of the Year title, and our Beef Wellington has customers raving and returning regularly. This is, of course, merely the tip of our culinary iceberg... Everyone loves a Happy Hour and ours is every day, from 3-6pm. So it's actually a Happy Three Hours. (We're good like that!) Bringing you house wines for $5.90, and beers for $6.90 makes us happy too! Feel special with a cocktail special on Wednesday nights - they're only $10. Our coffee is Allpress. Enough said. Except to say that our staff are actually trained on site and off by Allpress as well. We aim to please our many four-legged friends too here - water bowls outside ensure its not only the humans who enjoy some refreshment. Our staff love dogs, so you can be sure they'll be doted on and shown lots of love! And, with or without dog, it's always nice to take a wander to the beautiful beach we're blessed to have just a short walk down the road. We think one of our takeout Kapiti ice-creams compliments a beach walk nicely too... This is all good, we know, but don't take our word for it! Come and raise a glass with us soon at Paper Moon.

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