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Ara - Tai Cafe

Ara-Tai Rd | The Promenade Building, Half Moon Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-534 4818
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“rosti stack” (2 reviews)
“cake” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Ara-Tai Rd | The Promenade Building, Half Moon Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Never disappoints us, a favourite cafe of ours. Huge range of cabinet food as well as the menu. The view over the marina is a beautiful especially on a sunny day. The staff are always professional.

Thank BarbaraNZ08
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Awesome start to my trip to Auckland. The flat whites where unbelievable. The breakfast was sweet as. The view on the bay can't be beat.

Thank Mark E
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed with the staff service especially the manager/ boss. The café is not ready for any pet friendly service. I asked for a small plastic bottle or anything I can use to pour some water for my 10 months old schnauzer, but the boss...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We visit here a lot, live the wide selection of very fresh food and cakes, beautiful setting by the water with all the moored facts and boats, clean and spacious 10/10 great local business!!

Thank Lisa O
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We came here as a family recently for a late afternoon lunch. I had a croissant with Camembert cheese, chicken and cranberry sauce. This was served with a salad and I must say was very tasty. I wouldn't go much on the Cappuccino I had...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We visited on Easter Monday for a brunch/lunch It was busy, but we managed to get a table outside in the sun. Ordered 2x orders on same table number. First order arrived quite quickly, 2nd order we had to go looking for. Good value.

Thank lonestar001
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I went to Ara-Tai for breakfast and ordered the Potato Rosti from the menu (it included bacon, mushrooms and eggs) but what I got instead of a Rosti was two out of a freezer packet hash browns. A Rosti is meant to be grated potato...More

Thank annapeterson20
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The coffee was delicious and the Rosti stack was yummy, however I was disappointed the rosti were actually prepackaged hashbrowns, not quite what I expected. The cabinet food looked amazing.

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Good cafe in the area. Lovely owners. Coffee is great. Cabinet food also really good. If you in the area pop by

Thank Natt28
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We had breakfast in this cafe only. The food was pretty good. The price was the same as in the States. The outstanding was the view as it is closed to the shore.

Thank Dolores L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ara-Tai Rd | The Promenade Building, Half Moon Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Half Moon Bay
  • Phone Number: +64 9-534 4818
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