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Maraetai Wharf Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand
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231 Maraetai Drive, Manukau 2018, New Zealand
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Dorset England
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86 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking along Maraetai and stopped here for a snack. Shared a beef burrito and large chips washed down with an iced chai drink. Decided date and orange scones were not to be ignored so shared one of these as well. Scrumptious.

Thank Grumpygitt2
New Zealand
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful, relaxing setting. The restaurant even boasts 'aromatic childhood beachy' memories. The sand on the floor that has been sprinkled from many feet just adds to the wonderful atmosphere. I loved the place. The food a tad expensive but then it is beach-side. The coffee is great - excellent Barista. Dine in or takeaway. So beautiful to sit... More 

Thank collinz0188lsnt
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Love this place. Would go every day if I could. Right on Maraetai Beach, wharf for kids to jump off and swim. Staff great. The cooked menu is surprisingly good and good value. The take-a-way fish and chips and ice cream a real throwback to how it used to be.

Thank jhainey
Sippy Downs, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Very bad fish and chips, deep fried large fish fingers do not count as fish and chips. Such a shame for the area to have a take-away joint like this.

Thank tim i
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This cafe is in a a great spot facing whaiheke island. Service is good but the food on offer needs to improve or custom will be lost as customers won't return if the quality doesn't meet the expected standard !

Thank Carol H
Melbourne, Australia
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106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I thought we Aussies knew a thing or two about loosening our ties, kicking off our shoes and soaking up the sunshine eating good food in a casual place. Seems the Kiwis are also into this laidback lifestyle as well and the Maraetai Wharf Cafe is a great place to indulge your inner beachcomber. Just a nice meal and good... More 

Thank Stephen C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Brought fish and chips; 1 large chips 2x hoki 1 x hot dog = $24 Small portions. Better to enjoy drive further down to kaiaua

Thank kimigp2
Gore, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This cafe was lovely. The staff were kind and our food and coffee came out quickly. The chocolate cake was especially nice. Would definitely go here again.

Thank Jason B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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164 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We popped in here for an afternoon coffee. We usually go to the cafe next door, Bach'n, but needed to check this place out. Decor is kind of low key beachy. Nothing flash, but nice and spacious. They had a great selection of cabinet food and also cooked food off the board behind the counter. Service was really friendly and... More 

Thank CCandWH
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2016

A nice cafe at Maraetai Beach. Good selection of food. Prices are Auckland standard. Service good be faster, but very friendly staff.

Thank msffm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Maraetai Drive, Manukau 2018, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Manukau

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