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Waterfront Cafe

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23D The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
+64 9-403 7589
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for morning tea and we really enjoyed ourselves. The food was delicious and reasonably priced - including gluten free options! Waterfront seating is great to see the world go by in Russell

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great coffee and a choice of a table inside on the verandah or outside on the beach front. Very peaceful spot with seabirds flying around and the small boats crossing the harbour behind. Convenient location near the ferry wharf in Russell

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Thank j0hnty47
Paihia, New Zealand
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is another cafe we visit as a must every visit to Paihia, across on the ferry to Russell. We sit at the same table every time and look out over the water back to Paihia to watch the world go by.

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Thank 106emt
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in here for breakfast prior to a scenic cruise. The food was reasonably priced and reliable (actually the muesli was quite tasty). Not fancy but steady, good eats.

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Thank Seiff
Bern, Bern, Switzerland
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a couple of Days in Russell and the Waterfront Cafe has been one of our favorite places to stay. Wonderful view over the bay and delicious Cappuccino, Latte and Chai Lattes. Since one person of our party has to eat strictly gluten free, we tasted the burgers with a gluten free bun. It was really tasty! Don't miss... More 

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Thank Urs S
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast here, eggs on toast with added hash browns. Great price for the portion size. Awesome view literally sitting on the beach front. Quick service and friendly staff

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Thank Been_and_Gone94
Brisbane, Australia
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice breakfast here with great views....meals were a little on the slight size for the cost, but enjoyable.

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Thank Mark H
Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Rested after a busy morning but only tried the hot drinks. Coffee was smooth and flavoursome, choc was hot and delicious- not too sweet. Service very friendly

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Thank Gingerules
Paihia, New Zealand
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Great bfasts and amazing falafel wrap. The muffins are delicious too. Great spot to sit and enjoy a beautiful day in the bay.

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Thank Jazz168
N.S.W. Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We were there on a beautiful day so we chose to eat outside and enjoy the view towards the wharf and and watch the passing parade. Food cafe style and very good. Staff very helpful and extremely friendly. Great coffee and iced chocolate, they third member of the group enjoyed herbal tea. Don't hesitate to pop in for lunch.

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Thank Killcare

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23D The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Russell
  • Phone Number: +64 9-403 7589
Description
Licensed cafe right on the waterfront at Russell, Bay of Islands. Sheltered courtyard at rear when the wind is off the water. Great breakfasts and superb Atomic coffee, new exciting lunch options as well. Plenty of gluten free options available. Come and enjoy the view with a cold beer or glass of wine. WiFi available.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?