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Helena Bay Cafe

) #17 of 101 Restaurants in Whangarei ££ - £££ European, , Gluten Free Options
1392 Russell Road | RD4 Hikurangi, Whangarei 0184, New Zealand
+64 9-433 9934
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“quinoa salad” (2 reviews)
“cakes” (10 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1392 Russell Road | RD4 Hikurangi, Whangarei 0184, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a look at the fantastic gallery and a lunchtime bite. Ordered the BBQ chicken stack and Thai beef and quinoa salad. The food was fresh, tasty and light - just the thing for a warm summer day. The delicious apple strudel finished the...More

Thank NZJamesM
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Always the best food from a German inspired galley. Solid quality, fresh, healthy and a tad on the arty side. Great walks, first class gallery on site. Taste, class and super atmosphere.

Thank mizmae2
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This place was a bit tricky to find as it is slightly hidden, but when we got there it was like landing into a tropical paradise dream!!!! It's awesome for a nice cold beer or coffee break while you're on the road exploring Helena Bay's...More

Thank Karibanana
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

So worth stopping at! The pieces in the gallery will take your breath away and we really enjoyed the food in the cafe! Had a very yummy lunch with great service and the melting moments were to die for! Will definitely be a favourite stop...More

Thank KiwisonaJourney
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We drove from Pahia on a recommendation, used the gps (don't) unless you like winding gravel roads. Stay on the tarseal it's an extra 10ks but the coastal scenery more tha makes up for it and time wise we found it the same, slow going...More

Thank Georgeat1
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Cafe is attached to a Gallery which makes the stop off a great destination for an afternoon drive. Good food and service are consistent here. The cafe has a veranda overlooking the bush and out to the sea. If you plan to head out...More

Thank Virgo248
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The day we went there it was raining, but that was the only dampener. We were seated on the deck and managed to 'soak' in the atmosphere. We enjoyed our meals and the service was excellent. Afterwards we wandered around the adjoining Gallery. All in...More

1  Thank Bill_Mariner
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We have always had interesting lunches/brunches here. The European influence is obvious. Well prepared and good ingredients. The setting is beautiful and the Gallery is the bonus!

Thank HotToddyGT
Reviewed 23 July 2016

The best local destination visit we have had since living in Northland. You could spend hours here, the gallery is stunning, the food and service great and views set it all off.

Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This place is a dream. The food and coffee was top notch. Also highly recommended are there cabinet treats - the ginger crunch was the best I've had and so to was the melting moment. I had a delicious soup - see photo. The view...More

Thank Queenslander2013
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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
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
  • E-mail
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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