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“What a view!”
Review of Helena Bay Cafe

Helena Bay Cafe
Ranked #18 of 135 Restaurants in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$18
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 7 October 2013 via mobile

Even on a drizzly day the view from the deck are amazing!! It is worth driving just to have coffee and marvel at the bush and sea view. The food is average nothing special. Staff were really friendly and helpful. If only the food was better this place would be spectacular! 5 star view 3 star food

Thank LovesToTravelKiwi
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

On our two visits over the past year, we enjoyed the food, and found the staff friendly and considerate.
However, the fact that our old dog was in the vehicle each of our last two visits caused the untrained dogs on the site to repeatedly stand up against our vehicle, permanently scratching 3 of the 4 doors. The owner had been outside with his dogs during the time this was happening.
His reaction to the damage caused was aggression and foul language aimed at his customers.
Having never seen the owner involved in either the cafe or the gallery during any of our previous visits is now quite understandable. The operators are well advised to keep him clear of the customers!

There are many other options in the Whangarei area - we will not return nor will our associates.

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3  Thank Harriet P
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

We spent a few days in the area, and came back to this cozy, little spot a few times. The coffee and tea is great, homemade cakes & delicious food! Staff is nice and there are even some toys available to play with for the little ones! The view from the back terrace is stunning! If you are in the area, this is definately a must!

Thank Anders J
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

I like to take my Mum for lunch here. Food choice is family friendly. Great views and fabulous art. Inside dining has heating in winter. A little piece of paradise.

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Thank DandM2013
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

Out of the way and totally serene, sit on the deck outside and catch the view or inside in the warm. Menu offers a good variety as does the drink selection, alcohol or not. The gallery and gardens are a must so be prepared to spend some time here. The prices are rather high in the gallery but this is unique so I guess you can expect that. This is a must even if it is a trifle off the beaten track.

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Thank lulu1106
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