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Sand Dunz Beach Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe,
455 Motutara Road, Muriwai Beach, Auckland 0881, New Zealand
+64 21 494 493
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“fish chips” (4 reviews)
“burger” (5 reviews)
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7:30 am - 5:00 pmAll hours
Cafe, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
455 Motutara Road, Muriwai Beach, Auckland 0881, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 12 June 2017

I've visited this cafe countless times over the years as it is at one of my favourite Auckland photo locations - Auckland Muriwai regional park - home to the famous Gannet colony. Very good cafe meals off the menu as well as good cabinet food....More

Thank BOBCATNZ1960
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We ate a brunch/early lunch here after viewing the gannet colony. It was convenient, with pleasant seating outside and good food. The service was also good. I had fish and chips, and my husband had Eggs Benedict. They were both tasty. No complaints!

Thank birderPa
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Cafe was very full when we visited on a wet day. As we wanted take out coffee and there was no seating available, I waited by the coffee preparation area for at least 20 minutes until they made our order. I observed that they make...More

Thank KiwiLarry
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We can tell that our sandwiches (one chicken and one hamburger, accompanied with salad and chips) were perfectly cooked and delicious. So, why only 2 dots? Because preparing the sandwiches took longer than cooking a paella. The place was just half full, so no queues...More

Thank homedelsac
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at the Cafe several times and the food and service is always first class. Last visit, I had the burger which was excellent. Very relaxed atmosphere in a great location.

Thank Sloanduncan
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Decided we would go to Muriwai for brunch at Sand Dunz cafe over the weekend. It was busy as always but service was quick and staff pleasant. Food was wonderful. A lovely setting with options for indoor or outdoor seating. After a walk along the...More

Thank Jeanne N
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We had a quick bite to eat for lunch before heading back to the city, a toasted sandwich each and a bowl of chips to share, as well as a really nice coffee and chai latte. We chose a table outside and it wasn’t long...More

1  Thank mooseandbok2006
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Half the table of seven had finished their lunch. When questioned they realized they had forgotten about the other half of the order. No apologies were offered. Not cool.

Thank Tabatha1998
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We had a couple cappuccinos and a good muffin here which was fine. Nice for a quick stop after visiting the park. Sat outside and it was nice, though there really isn't much to see at the building (patio adjacent to parking lot). Service was...More

Thank Darren L
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This was a slice of heaven for me!! Hubby said ginger slice was also nice. Well made coffees too 🤗 The perfect place to relax inside or out after spending time with the gannets!

Thank Heather B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 Motutara Road, Muriwai Beach, Auckland 0881, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Muriwai Beach
  • Phone Number: +64 21 494 493
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