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Cafe Sandspit

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1440 Sandspit Rd, Warkworth 0982, New Zealand
+64 9-425 9475
09:00 - 15:00
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Wed - Mon 09:00 - 15:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sandpsit cafe, the place we always head for - excellent cuisine, generous prices, best short black, extraordinary views, and the greatest Host, Conversationalist, Chef... we love it. Here is the sign that makes us Happy !

Thank HT0X0
Warkworth, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Got to really respect catering/hospitality staff. They have a very difficult job and most are awesome in the face of stressful work. That's why there really is no excuse for the discourtesy of this cafe manager when even his bewildered customers are being as polite as possible in the face of it. Really brings the side down and reflects poorly... More 

1 Thank Jonno334
robynkingston, Owner at Cafe Sandspit, responded to this review

If you are going to come into our restaurant and be rude and self-entitled please dont be surprised if we are rude back or ask you to leave..... just cause we work in hospitality doesnt give you the right to be rude to us and treat us like your servants. More 

Snells Beach
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off, if you're on holiday there are nicer beaches. Useful for the boat trips and Sandspit itself is ok, with some decent walks but theres plenty better. If you're looking for a place nr the marina, the cafe fine. If you're a local, skip to last para. Overall...A mixed bag. Coffee pretty good. Food - pies, salads and sausie... More 

Thank Jo W
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A pleasant surprise really. What a delightful cafe with a big menu, attentive service, awesome food - my fish was delicious and it was cooked better than some hatted restaurants!

Thank Eddie L
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Wonder HOT coffee, staff very friendly and informative even giving us a free trial, along with recipe 😀

Thank stem53
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable. The Bartender was an absolute pleasure and the fact that he was happy to stay beyond closing was much appreciated.

Thank Kate T
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The coffee was very average and served way too hot. The service and manner of the owner was prickly and bordered on rude. When asked to use the bathroom he sent me to the public toilets rather than unlock the ones in the cafe. In future I will be buying my coffee in Warkworth rather than experience this guy and... More 

3 Thank MicheleEnZed
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We went to Cafe Sandspit recently. The food was great and we had some laughs with the owner. I recommend and will go back again.

Thank vivianeito
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

very nice and clean. we had a great time eating here, very uplifting and the coffee is great! very polite staff and they make your day better!

Thank Alex c
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Fabulous service and fabulous food. Large servings and fresh. Was a great place to stop and have brunch Views outstanding.

Thank karenhL9499VM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$17
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1440 Sandspit Rd, Warkworth 0982, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Warkworth
  • Phone Number: +64 9-425 9475
A pretty seaside cafe with the water coming right up to below the conservatory window at high tide. All meals are cooked freshly to order or chose a quick home baked snack. Fully licensed and open 7 days a week for breakfast lunch and dinner. If you would like to come for dinner due to our scenic location please be sure to book so we know you will be coming along.

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