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Boatshed Cafe

8 Clendon Esplanade, Rawene, New Zealand
+64 9-405 7728
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“flounder” (9 reviews)
“cakes” (12 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8 Clendon Esplanade, Rawene, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the water, the best view and right next to the ferry. The food is so fresh and tasty. The service is excellent and the owners are always happy to make your stay perfect. There is so much history and great local art on the...More

Thank Kowgal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got off the ferry and noted the sign. It was quaint with a reasonable selection. But when we got the food it was amazing. I had a chicken and vegetable pie that was really good and Rose my wife had a Camembert that delivered...More

Thank Gregosullivan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very wet day and we were keen to hang out in a cafe for awhile. This spot would be gorgeous on a hot day right beside the harbour. I had the smoked chicken hot pot and it really hit the spot warming...More

Thank Di A
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Friendly and warm service. A large selection of quality dishes and food. Beautiful views out to the ocean on the deck. Interior has a gorgeous design with creative flow. Staff are very welcoming and talkative. The food I highly recommend! I love my food, so...More

Thank Rachael C
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

What an unexpected delight. A quirky spot perched over the water, offering inside and veranda dining. Even on a wintery day, the atmosphere was very pleasant. The staff are amazing, very friendly and helpful. The food was superb. The Hokianga Flounder was fresh, beautifully cooked...More

Thank 757carol
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This cafe is really in an old boat shed. It is almost totally built over water. This gives it super views over the Hokianga inlet. The decor is in keeping with its rustic image. If you have more modern tastes don't let this put you...More

Thank Dirk568
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Good coffee comes with a view out over the harbour. Sit out on the balcony and enjoy! Pastries, muffins etc available too.

Thank mmmaxxx
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We live in the small historic village of Kohukohu. Just across the river from us is the historic town of Rawene. To get there one needs to catch the vehicle & passenger ferry, which runs between both towns. On any given day the weather could...More

Thank 514shannon
Terehia T, Owner at Boatshed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We would just like to add, some people believe our menu is small, where the next customer may comment there are too many options. We offer a variety of homemade food to cater for everyone, from vegetarian meals to fish,...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

Visited here for second time. Absolutely delicious food and coffee. All the staff are so friendly. Definitely recommend. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Travellingkiwi83
Terehia T, Owner at Boatshed Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thank you for your feedback Travellingkiwi83. We appreciate you taking time to leave your recommendation and glad you enjoyed it here with us. Take care and we'll see you next time. Boatshed Cafe, Rawene

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We came here based on a recommendation from family. What a delight it was. We were greeted with a plesent smile and hello. I had ordered the bagel with pesto and tomato. The pesto was homemade and DElish!!! Another of out party had the dahl...More

Thank Julialeigh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Clendon Esplanade, Rawene, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Rawene
  • Phone Number: +64 9-405 7728
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