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Helena Bay Cafe

1392 Russell Road | RD4 Hikurangi, Whangarei 0184, New Zealand
+64 9-433 9934
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“quinoa salad” (2 reviews)
“cake” (6 reviews)
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New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1392 Russell Road | RD4 Hikurangi, Whangarei 0184, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and drinks, very friendly and fast staff, breathtaking views, unique atmosphere, amazing art works!

Thank Armen A
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Wow....the views from this cafe are gob smacking amazing. Our coffee and sweets were lovely. The art shop was stocked with a varied range of souvenirs, art, crafts etc in a range of price points. My daughter fell in love with the 2 huge dogs...More

Thank Lake29
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food, service and setting - heaps of vegetarian options. Highly recommended - we would never drive past without stopping for coffee and food.

Thank Elaine Steve K
Reviewed 19 December 2017

A must visit for those in or visiting the north of the north island.Fabulous food.(gluten free too) Amazing views. Lovely people. An gallery full of talented peoples work, from jewelry to art to books and sculptures. A pond with frogs and neat outdoor sculptures. Only...More

Thank Hamiltonian38
Reviewed 14 December 2017

having stopped here on our last trip to NZ we decided to head back to Auckland along the old Russell Road rather than SH1 as we knew the drive was spectacular and worth the extra time and distance. We also knew we could stop off...More

Thank geordie9Kent
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing rest here at The Gallery, good food, wonderful place - take Russel Road to Russel , coming from Tutukaka.. Enjoy the road and stop at several beach

Thank b_eyselee
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Took a couple of friends here after we had been to a craft show in Russel, a long and winding drive but very much worth it, beautiful views, fab food and great staff, I had Lasagne which was so tasty, one friend had a Salmon...More

Thank TROPHYKerikeri
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Came across this gem of a cafe and gallery whilst driving the scenic road from Whakapara to Russell. Two beautiful Newfoundlands give you a laid back greeting. The cafe has wonderful fresh cooked food - I had the seafood chowder and beef lasagne and, if...More

Thank Tiara2
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Dropped by en route to Orewa. With stunning views, great food, wine and helpful staff we had a thoroughly lovely lunch. This was followed by a look round their amazing arts and craft shop and gardens. We returned there on our way back and had...More

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We always stop here on our way up North and never disappointed. The food is casual fare, delicious and reasonably priced. There is a good selection for everyone. Nice views and friendly staff.

Thank TrishyAuckland
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Beth P
9 July 2017|
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Response from Helenabaycafe | Property representative |
Hi Beth, My apologies your afternoon was spoilt. I have changed Trip Advisor. Warm regards Janet Pope
30 July 2016|
Response from Helenabaycafe | Property representative |
Hello, thank you very much for your inquiry. Unfortunately it only reached us today / Monday. Yes we are currently open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm. Looking forward to welcoming you in the cafe, Kind regards Julia... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1392 Russell Road | RD4 Hikurangi, Whangarei 0184, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-433 9934
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Enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch while taking in the stunning sea views or relax in our conservatory-style indoor area. Try our homemade slices and cakes. Reservations welcome.
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