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Hansen's Cafe

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Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 8526
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Beautiful location. Great food, good value. Very friendly and helpful staff. Location is on Paihia Wharf so can't get much closer to the water. Very enjoyable.

Thank swam1962
Cambridge, New Zealand
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

If you want a really nice breakfast (good selection) but don't want to pay the earth then give this café a go, we had breakfast there on our second morning, Hubby had the '1/2 size breakfast' ad had the hotcakes with blueberries, we both enjoyed our meals and very happy with the price :)

Thank AnnieLo1961
Auckland, New Zealand
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126 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015

I am a regular to this cafe and the food and coffee are consistently good. Combine the welcoming service and sea views - one of my favourite coffee destinations

Thank Phila987
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015

We were going to a differnt restaurant but we were ignored... Hansen's was good find. We patiently waited until the trainee got it right. But eggs benedict with salmon, pancakes with bacon and blueberries, homemade muffins were worth the wait.

Thank pinayoz
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107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015

My son had the Hansens Big breakfast, it came quickly enough (the previous reviewer had to wait though we got served quickly) and he was happy with the the cooked breakfast. Bottomless coffee a bonus of sorts though rather tasteless coffee. Even a separate flat white was not that enticing. Asking for a vegetarian option to the breakfasts prompted the... More 

Thank Bob G
Hong Kong, China
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195 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2015 via mobile

Second day, different restaurant, and again I am asking if they lost my order. So it's a vacation place and one isn't looking for McDonald's speed, but thirty minutes for a simple breakfast when the place isn't full is too long. Food was fine but need to find someone who can cook stuff faster...

Thank Mark R
Centurion, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2015

They have a very nice Breakfast with bottomless coffee which is really value for money. Coffee is nice and warm. The view from the deck is priceless.

Thank Henriette S
Kawakawa, New Zealand
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

homemade scones and fresh bakes each day... so yum* cooked full breakie on the verandah with the view of paihia harbour right there*

Thank GrandeBlu12
Cambridge, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

When I order fish and chips at an ocean front cafe I don't expect to get frozen fish. Big breakfast was very average but cheap and filled a hole.

Thank nicola c
Southampton, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2015

Right on the busy wharf with outside seating so that you can take in the stunning view across to Russell this cafe opens at 7am on the dot and is staffed by middle-aged ladies who are down to earth and broke no nonsense.The breakfast menu is extensive, well cooked and very good value for money in this tourist trap town.... More 

Thank smithfastjet

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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 8526

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