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Hansen's Cafe

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Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 8526
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2 reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Visited Hansen's for breakfast and had their $12 breakfast special. Wasn't able to upgrade from filter coffee to mochaccino without paying full price, staff couldn't remember price of drinks in cabinets food was average but nothing special. Unsure if would visit again, only great feature about cafe was the view which was amazing

Thank Uglybob-nz
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Do not go here for the coffee....or hot chocolate for that matter..... I should not have ordered as when I arrived you could not smell coffee... The smell of fresh coffee beans being ground is absent and the result was terrible coffee. Waste of $18 as kids couldn't drink their hot chocs either....

Thank Leanne Y
Hamilton, New Zealand
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Walking along from wharf area we discovered Hansen's Cafe and the choice for one of us was mince on toast and for me I had a homemade mince pie which was pretty good. Coffee was great too.

Thank Josie006
Whangarei, New Zealand
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Great place for a nice breakie good food and excellent view. Food is very hearty and reasonable prices

Thank kathybeckham
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

An okay cafe that is a bit more old school than the other places in town. The food is nice enough, and the location on the wharf is good.... it's just not as fancy as the other offerings in Paihia. Would I visit again? Yes, if I needed a quick bite to eat.

Thank Nathan G
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

If you like fairly good food served reluctantly this poorly lit establishment is for you. However if you prefer not to be snapped at or told off by waiting staff probably best avoid Hansons!!

Thank Max P
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

I have known the Hansen's cafe as a customer. Even thought the owner buys cheap products, the cook transforms into amazing meals. Barista are fabulous and they make great coffees. The staff is very friendly but the owner is obnoxious and rude. It depends of his mood, he don't care about the customers even the staff. Get the WiFi is... More 

Thank Barbich87
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

You can get a full breakfast for $13 right by the waters edge great views, tasty would visit this cafe again.

Thank Sandra R
Noosa, Australia
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We ate here on two mornings. Breakfast was delicious and excellent value. I wouldn't bother looking for breakfast anywhere else in Pahia.

Thank Pat80x
Gosford, Australia
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104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Tried this place for a quick brunch before boarding the ferry. Noted that they do a full breaking with bottom less coffee for $13.50 which is half as much you lay in the other places along the water front. Great location overlooking the water. Staffed mainly by backpackers so you get lucky and meet someone from England or other European... More 

Thank Ray H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 8526

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