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Ginger Crunch Cafe

2 Railway Street, Helensville, Auckland 0800, New Zealand
+64 9-420 9133
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“cakes” (2 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
2 Railway Street, Helensville, Auckland 0800, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Don't worry about the cafes in town stop at the old railway station. The cafe has lots of space , great food and coffee. Have the iced coffee if your hot. The toasted sandwich had generous fillings and real pineapple, not canned. The blt's looked...More

Thank Owen W
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Situated in the old Helensville Railway Station. Delightful re-purposing of the building. We sat in the outside area which was spacious and well set out. Hubby had a burger - it was HUGE, I had a Blat - similarly - it too was of a...More

Thank Barb S
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Larger than usual helpings. Coffee is perfect. Quirky little artsy cafe. Great service. Pop in for an experience that's got a rural feel.

1  Thank jbabed
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Had the cats in car but on this rainy day we headed to the Ginger Crunch .... arrived about 1pm, few people having food. Looked like a good selection of food options in the cabinet but we choose from the lunch blackboard. One had a...More

2  Thank nick e
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Driven past so often and finally popped in for a hot chocolate but ended up ordering lunch. Wish I had discovered this cafe earlier - delicious food selection - lovely staff. Set in the Helenville railway station some dishes are 'train themed' such as the...More

2  Thank Tintin4
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Called in for a quick work lunch was too busy to wait the buzz was good there were a lot of smiling faces would be great to have a relaxed lunch

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Recently changed hands and not as good as it was with previous owners. The same food is offered but it's lost some panache Very child friendly and good if you're on a budget. Lovely character building and relaxed atmosphere

Thank sally c
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times while staying in Helensville,coffee and snacks for elevenses,yummy,nice friendly establishment obviously used well by locals which speaks well for its reputation.

Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Took my mother here for lunch. She ordered the pumpkin and kumara soup which she said was ok but lacking any kumara taste. I totally disliked my order, a toasted ham, cheese and tomato sandwich. Now how can you stuff up a classic like that??...More

1  Thank Figgy69
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I like to visit this cafe fairly regularly. It's not so much the food ( which is nice - try the gluten free caramel slice even if you don't usually do gluten-free) or the coffee ( which is variable) but the decor is fascinatingly eclectic....More

Thank Helen_Trayes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Railway Street, Helensville, Auckland 0800, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Helensville
  • Phone Number: +64 9-420 9133
Very nice place to have a good coffee,and lunch, the staff are very pleasant and accomodating. Ohh and the Ginger Crunch slice and carrot cake are too die for.
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