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St Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 9-575 6995
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (30 reviews)
“smoked fish” (11 reviews)
“gelato” (9 reviews)
Opens in 19 min
All hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have eaten here a number of times in the past month with visiting friends. The thing that stands out here is the service - the owner knows the word hospitality. I have made bookings and been a walk in and always met with friendly service...More

Thank Duphney
Reviewed 6 days ago

I stopped Herę for lunch and coffee. Even during week this place is very busy. service was excellent. fantastic food. portions quite large. I ordered a hummus with roasted vegetables. And it was insane! They have also a good coffee. I recommend this płace.

Thank Gigi1599
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our go-to brunch spot as it is consistently the best restaurant in St Heliers. The service is attentive without being over-bearing and the menu is diverse and delicious (I don't like cooked eggs for breakfast which makes finding brunch items a struggle usually,...More

Thank Nibsy50
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We had Fish and Chips (wow so fresh), Waygu Burger (amazing), Mushrooms (absolutely yum) and Pork Belly (exceptional) staff and service excellent, ambience really good, Coffee - real good - will definitely be back

Thank LawrieGibbons
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Travelling over from Australia, I wanted to reminisce with my good friend around the bays. Our old haunt in our teenage years . Love St Heliers & Mission Bay. We weren't that hungry so chose two different sandwiches made with fresh soft ciabatta, chicken ,...More

Thank suzyspirit
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great dinner here. The food was delightful, service exceptional and the venue had a great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Thank Mooshie87
Reviewed 21 August 2017

With the entrance hidden off street, you could easily pass by unless you knew it was there. Stopped by for lunch and it was quite busy when we came. We had to wait about 30 minutes for a table, enough time to walk around the...More

Thank Acineto
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We walked from mission bay to st heliers bay and called in for lunch. It was amazingly busy but we got a decent table, our waitress was a delight we were served some really good tap beer and I ordered fish and chips when it...More

1  Thank paulhobbs
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We were 4 on a Tuesday night. The service was very good, the food was good but not excellent. Smoked fish pate a little underseasoned and therefore bland. Four mains, 3 were enjoyed the fourth, very ordinary. The fries were left as the were soggy...More

Thank Marmite62
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great Coffee, great staff, great view amazing to have this as a local. The Gluten Free handmade bread is amazing and the kids breakfasts are great too. Perfect place for mid morning meeting or lunch at the weekend or dinner out as a treat or...More

1  Thank Lottie1370
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-575 6995
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Opened December 2012
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