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“A hidden treasure”
Review of Helena Bay Cafe

Helena Bay Cafe
Ranked #7 of 148 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. We are open from 9.30am -5pm daily with our kitchen open from 10am - 3pm for full meals and 3pm - 5pm with limited options.
Reviewed 11 March 2014

This is a great cafe in a stunning location. The food is lovely, and the service good. We went a few times over Christmas/New Year on our way to Oakura.

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Thank Tim R
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

The locals told us to visit this cafe , and on a wet wet day our party of 6 enjoyed a great lunch with good coffee and great views.this place is a must visit , the gallery is also very good with some great art from local artists even if some of the prices are a bit extreme to say the least .We enjoyed it so much we went back the next day as well.and it was just as good .well worth a visit .

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Thank Angela H
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

We visited this in the pouring rain so could only imagine the magnificent view from the viewing outdoor seating area. The art gallery/shop attached to the restaurant had a fantastic range of good quality art, photography, glassware and jewellery. Worth a stop when travelling the coast road from Whangarei to Russell.

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Thank kiwi-leigh
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Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

Just gorgeous. The food and coffee were fab but honestly I could come here and not eat anything and just look at that view. Absolutely stunning!! The gift shop attached is lovely too.... And very reasonably priced which surprised me.

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Thank Bexen
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

The best route to reach this cafe is from the direction of Russell on the old Russell road. The scenery en route is wild and stunning. Visit Elliott Bay on the way, great surfing; other beaches are better for swimming. We have visited Helena Cafe and art gallery several time. On each visit we have enjoyed food which is all home made, varied and delicious choices mean it's been hard to decide what to have. The views are stunning, on a good clear day, it's just wonderful to sit on the extensive deck and take in the magnificent unspoilt scenery. We took our NZ friend with us on our last visit, she did not know the cafe was there, it's a well kept secret. The art gallery has a fantastic assortment of kiwi jewellery, glassware, art and other ornaments, items not readily available in other outlets. Be sure to walk around the small atmospheric garden where a selection of outdoor pottery and artwork is set amongst the semi-tropical foliage. Worth a visit? Most certainly!

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1  Thank Miriam R
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