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Bennetts Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Contemporary, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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52 Moir Street, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
+64 9-431 5072
09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 16:00
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice setting beautiful smooth coffee....but OMG eggs bene was the worse eggs bene I have ever had ...hard bacon which I think was reheated, hard bread and packet hollandaise served with no spinach over priced for such bad food..yuck yuck. Then we had a side dish of dry hand cut chips. I was so embarrassed as I had been there... More 

Thank kathybeckham
Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We found the wait staff friendly but as others have noted,given the number of staff,the service was slow.Food average but coffee very good.

Thank Golfisaac
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Always love coming here when it's not busy, which is usually always. Love the hot chocolate with their own chocolate stirrer and marshmallows.

Thank Tere A
Wellsford, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Tried again to see if any improvement. As the title, then forgot items from order, missing items arrived 10 minutes after everyone else had finished. No apology and poor attitude expressed for complaining. Could not care less attitude spoiled a family outing and disgraced Mangawhai to visitors.

Thank andrewS609LX
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242 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Called in to look at the famous chocolate and to taste and buy. Decided to stay for lunch and found the menu not having the variety one expects from such an establishment. We settled for a snack and decided on an early dinner else where. The staff were most welcoming, the atmosphere relaxing just a pity there was nothing on... More 

Thank johnamason
Matakana, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This is a must when you go to Mangawhai. It is a lovely chocolate place. You can also watch a short movie that tells you all about chocolate; plus we got to see people making the chocolate as it was during the week. It smells good, it tastes nice, it looks amazing!

Thank LoloMacky
Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Visited for brunch on Sunday 5th February. We are reasonably frequent visitors there & this is the first time we have been very disappointed by Bennetts Cafe. When we arrived, we were relieved to see there weren't too many people there then, & we sat outside. At 9:40 we ordered (#11): 4 flat whites / 2 x chicken caramelised onion... More 

1 Thank lindsandjule
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Stopped off with the kids for a quick snack while passing through the chocolate factory, great range of food and the coffee was great.

Thank Mark j
Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We came here after a long walk. The venue is lovely and the chocolate shop amazing. We went just for coffee and cakes as the brunch options seemed very pricey. The brioche was a little dry, the apple tarts lovely, but overall we just felt it was pretty expensive for the quality of the food.

Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The service is very hit and miss. Seems that there are loads of staff but no good system to get the food and drinks out. It seems fast to eat there and wait for coffees. The food is really good and in a food location.

Thank craftysole

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Contemporary, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Moir Street, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangawhai
  • Phone Number: +64 9-431 5072

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