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St Heliers Bay Cafe & Bistro

) #127 of 1,890 Restaurants in Auckland $$ - $$$ Cafe, European,
387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 9-575 6995
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“smoked fish” (11 reviews)
“poached eggs” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 217 reviews

Reviewed 16 April 2017

When in Auckland I always visit as I love the smoked fish option as an extra. My eggs were a little overcooked this time but still soft. The breakfast/brunch is wonderful with great coffee and fabulous views over to the beach.

Thank janwholeboxndice
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Visited with my daughter-in-law, last week, and we both really wanted some soup for lunch. Soup was unavailable that day but the Maitre D advised that they could turn some cauliflower puree into soup for two of us, as a one off. It arrived, beautifully...More

Thank Pokeno8
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Creative dishes, fresh ingredients ( of course!), and attentive, friendly service. Obviously, locals love this place...steady stream of diners.

Thank Lee J
Reviewed 4 April 2017

A must-visit if you are in Auckland. Take a waterfront bus out to St Heliers for some lovely harbour views, then head for this waterfront cafe, a locals' favourite. Stylish decor, attentive service, great food and wine at not-exorbitant prices.

Thank OscarTammy
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

You never get disappointed... they have the best food and friendliest staff ... we have been there few times with friend and kids and we had zero bad experience... not very baby friendly cafe but they do their best to accomodate you with kids 😉

Thank Shida A
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to enjoy with a couple of friends in front of the beach! Good food, in special the wagyu beef hamburger with delicius handcut chips! Awesomeness

Thank Eduardo V
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic from the moment we stepped in. Polite staff. Got the fish and the burger to go and sat on the back across the road with view Rangitoto. Smoothies were great too. Even brought us water as we waited in the sun for food to...More

Thank Pete H
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Came for lunch. Food was okay. They were happy to adapt most things on there menu to make them gluten free. We waited in my opinion to long to get our drinks. With people receiving theirs before us even though they had ordered after us....More

1  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Haven't been for a while but today might be the last time. Ordered berry brioche x2 but then told none available only savoury or one cinnamon. My wife ordered the cinnamon brioche and my alternative arrived well in advance of hers. When it did eventually...More

3  Thank Alan B
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Definitely worth a trip out from the city. Nice, airy dining room. Big menu with lots of good options on it, great beer on tap and some fun nonalcoholic drinks too. The waygu beef burger is delicious I might add.

Thank Sal_Paradise767
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 387 Tamaki Drive | St Heliers, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-575 6995
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Opened December 2012
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