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Blacksands Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Bow Street, Raglan, New Zealand
+64 7-825 8588
07:30 - 16:00
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here Easter Monday. Nabbed a table in the sun which was pleasant. The food was okay but nothing spectacular. Was a filling meal but some of the flavours were a poor match. That said we had looked at the menus of three cafes before settling on Blacksands...

Thank Deirdre S
Cambridge, New Zealand
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is a great place to have breakfast and coffee. Staff is always friendly and service is good. One of the best coffees in town!

Thank Lmvrlv
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Bought take away food (Cambodian) which was nice but not as nice as when dining in. Was very disappointed in the customer services. The girl/waitress appears/seems to hate her job,being unfriendly and disinterested. Very slow service too.

Thank fionajesson
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

After reading the average trip advisor reviews we decided to try just a coffee there. The young asian girl on the front desk needed a personality injection. Looked like it was her family out back doing the cooking. She seemed quite board with people handing over money.! While i only had a mocha which was ok the people next to... More 

Thank Paul D
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Eaten here a number of times over the years before moving to the Sth island. Always been good even when we come back to visit.

Thank John R
Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I regularly travel to Raglan for work and choices of places to eat is limited in the evenings - particularly in the winter or if you arrive late. Anyway, despite a pretty average previous experience I thought I'd give them another go. It's now even more average. The evening menu has been slashed to just a few dishes. The food... More 

Thank Louise S
Taupo, New Zealand
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Had full breakfast Mushrooms taste like soap? The sausages were really bad, thin and just not what I would expect to pay for out as they state they are local - supervalue is local ? Eggs cooked perfectly, tomatoes lovely , Potatoes hard,under cooked. I Ordered a vanilla milkshake and my friend paid a little more to have a thick... More 

Thank Arowin67
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46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Called in here on Christmas Day for dinner as it was open. My partner ordered Pad Thai and I had the Kiwi Burger. Both were fantastic. My partner is a chef and said its the freshest and tastiest Pad Thai he's had and the prawns were a good size. My burger was a decent size and the bun wasn't your... More 

Thank Monique S
Auckland, New Zealand
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Terrible service, terrible food especially in a place where there are way better cafes to go too. Don't waste your time and money.

Thank Lisa M
Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stopped by for a light meal and each got the salmon stack special. Don't. The dish was simple smoked salmon, a bagel, a poached egg, and a cottage cheese spread. Not one redeeming feature or ingredient -- like a lemon wedge -- to make it enjoyable. The smoked salmon felt and tasted like it wasn't fresh,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bow Street, Raglan, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Raglan
  • Phone Number: +64 7-825 8588

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