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Bennetts Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, Contemporary, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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52 Moir Street, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
+64 9-431 5072
09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 16:00
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Matakana, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must when you go to Mangawhai. It is a lovely chocolate place. You can also watch a short movie that tells you all about chocolate; plus we got to see people making the chocolate as it was during the week. It smells good, it tastes nice, it looks amazing!

Thank LoloMacky
Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for brunch on Sunday 5th February. We are reasonably frequent visitors there & this is the first time we have been very disappointed by Bennetts Cafe. When we arrived, we were relieved to see there weren't too many people there then, & we sat outside. At 9:40 we ordered (#11): 4 flat whites / 2 x chicken caramelised onion... More 

Thank lindsandjule
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Stopped off with the kids for a quick snack while passing through the chocolate factory, great range of food and the coffee was great.

Thank Mark j
Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We came here after a long walk. The venue is lovely and the chocolate shop amazing. We went just for coffee and cakes as the brunch options seemed very pricey. The brioche was a little dry, the apple tarts lovely, but overall we just felt it was pretty expensive for the quality of the food.

Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The service is very hit and miss. Seems that there are loads of staff but no good system to get the food and drinks out. It seems fast to eat there and wait for coffees. The food is really good and in a food location.

Thank craftysole
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Great food and coffee and you must visit the chocolate shop! A real treat! Great for breakfast, brunch and lunch or just for coffee.

Thank ForrieNZ
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112 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We make this place a must stop every time we are in Mangawhai, it never fails to deliver. Thw chocolate is made onsite and you can watch the factory at work. The cafe serves outstanding coffee Enjoy

Thank Brett H
Mangawhai, New Zealand
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is a great addition To Mangawhai, i have taken many visitors here and not been disappointed. We go more in good weather as we enjoy the courtyard setting. The food is always lovely, the wine list though not huge has a decent house red and one is given a good measure. The staff lovely and service good, i recommend... More 

Thank JudithJane47
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We have a home in Mangawhai Heads and as there isn't much in the ways of good cafes we usually always drive the 6 k's down the village to Bennetts, now even though this place is pretty good, especially the coffee, we have had our disappointments in the past with pricing and service! But because we like the 'Med" feel... More 

2 Thank Robyn W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The staff were lovely and the menu looked good but they didn't deliver the quality or volume we expected for the cost charged. However, the chocolate shop and factory were just the opposite - see separate review.

1 Thank Owen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, Contemporary, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Moir Street, Mangawhai 0505, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Mangawhai
  • Phone Number: +64 9-431 5072

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