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South Beach Cafe

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2 Airport Road, Whanganui 4501, New Zealand
+64 6-348 0111
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Wellington New Zealand
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118 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

You always know if an airport cafe is any good by whether the aircrew use it. Here they did on the day we visited. It's a small cafe at a small airport, run by friendly ladies keen to look after you. Good coffee and fresh tasty cabinet food.

Thank Thorndon
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to try them out and the food was very disappointing. Microwaved pies and burnt milky Coffee. The service was ok but the food was a huge let down. Will not be back

Thank JessicaBenson
Whanganui, New Zealand
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

For a small airport well maintained with great staff who are very pleasing Decor is good and super clean. Service was excellent and good selection of food Pleasing to enjoy a coffee before flying

Thank Eric11467
Whanganui, New Zealand
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

A surprising find at a little airport. Super clean and tidy with great food (all made on the premises) an A grade food hygiene rating. The coffee is very nice too and the staff are really hard working and friendly. A credit to Wanganui

Thank Terena C
Whanganui, New Zealand
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

I visited this cafe to have morning tea with a group that was meeting there I waited sometime to be served, so after receiving no attention I left and went else where

Thank sangar66
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

I took my Nana here for morning tea and she loved it! She had a lovely Chocolate Slice, while I shared a very generous Cheese, Bacon and Pepper muffin. The staff has always been brilliant, and what I really love is how tidy the cafe is.

Thank nzNatasha
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169 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014 via mobile

i find this to be one of the better air port cafes, coffee is good, the views are brilliant and the layout works. A simple selection from the cabinets always suits me

Thank Shane N
Winchester, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2014

Since my return to New Zealand I've discovered that good coffee is a "given" so when doing a review of little cafes like this one it helps to consider the "little bit extra" that establishments do to make their places unique. My little group of friends enjoy coming here about once every three months for morning coffee. The coffee is... More 

Thank Erasmus16
Napier, New Zealand
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014 via mobile

I fly professionally, charter flights; spend the odd hour at the airport, but this cafe is one out of the box. Hijack the flight & call in for their home-made lamb pies, with mint sauce as an aside. God pot of tea, excellent milkshakes. And very reasonably priced too. I've seen a few greasy-spoons at airport cafés but this ain't... More 

Thank Waggersting
New Zealand
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203 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

It is a shame the coffee is so bad and the service so slow this could be a great place to catchup before a flight but it is just not worth it.

Thank sallysage

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Airport Road, Whanganui 4501, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-348 0111

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