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Sand Dunz Beach Cafe

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455 Motutara Road, Muriwai Beach 0881, New Zealand
+64 9-411 8558
07:30 - 17:00
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Tue - Thu 07:30 - 17:00
Fri - Mon 07:30 - 19:30
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Sugar Land, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fish & chips made with fresh local fish, fries and an arugula salad with citrus dressing. Friend had calamari and said it was delicious. Clean restrooms, delicious food, nice break after horseback riding and beaching.

Thank Laurie M
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just how they used to be - served in newsprint paper with lemon slices. Chips crispy on the outside and soft in middle. Good batter on fish. Coffee was good too. Always busy at the weekends so visit during week.

Thank millwillies
Norwich, United Kingdom
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622 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting Muriwai beach, and/or the gannet colony, this is the ideal place for a rest, a coffee or a snack. Friendly staff, and just everything for that short break from the beach.

Thank Barrie L
Perth, Australia
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67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The seafood chowder was excellent! Not very much parking, but a nice location otherwise in between the beach and the gannet colony.

Thank AlannaZ
Merimbula, Australia
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385 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We were given the tip when visiting the Gannet colony that we should try the sausage rolls and pies at the Sand Dunz. They were divine. If you're over at Maukatia Bay you should have a coffee and sausage roll. Recommended

Thank TerryAustralia2015
Singapore, Singapore
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Good fish & chips, salad, coffee and shakes on the way to Muriwai. Restroom available on site, although parking can get difficult on weekends. Allow 30-40 minutes for meals.

Tauranga, New Zealand
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117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch before horse riding. Fast service and DELICIOUS food. Everything we ordered was top notch

Thank Hayley A
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

The Sand dunz cafe is in a great location, we came here after horse riding. Great that they are next to a park so the kids can play. Chips were very nice however the milkshake I ordered was chocolate but it tasted more like vanilla so that was disappointing.

Thank worldatmyfeet128
East Tamaki, New Zealand
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and good food. Well organized and did not wait long. Nice and relaxing. Good price for what we have ordered and very tasty.

1 Thank Pikke13
Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We got there at about 2PM with a sign sitting right on the counter saying kitchen was closed. One server was friendly but the other looked at us as if we shouldnt be there. The coffees we ordered were hastily served and given to us as we should leave there immediately.

Thank CanFilm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
07:30 - 19:30
07:30 - 19:30
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 19:30
07:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 Motutara Road, Muriwai Beach 0881, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Muriwai Beach
  • Phone Number: +64 9-411 8558

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