We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bach'n Cafe and Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, New Zealand
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
249 Maraetai Drive, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-536 7182
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 47: English reviews
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bach'n continues to survive purely because of its view and location (opposite the beach). The service is slow and unprofessional. The menu has changed over the last few years and now focuses too much on being "cool" and "trendy" rather than providing things people actually want to eat. There's also a bizarre rule around the menus: breakfast is till 11am... More 

Helpful?
Thank DeeeeThomson
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Selected to eat here due to not being busy. Food is lovely but be prepared for a very slow service and several reminders to the waitresses for some one to take our order, water for the table and butter.

Helpful?
Thank Junamobley
Level Contributor
29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went for lunch. Her meal came out 30 minutes later but I had to wait longer for mine. After an hour without my meal I approached the staff to ask where my meal was and the fact that I had to watch my friend eat hers while I waited. The staff member was very rude and... More 

Helpful?
Thank ReneeQuarrie
Level Contributor
28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We regularly bring friends & family from out of town here for lunch. It's a short but senic drive from our home in Howick. Food is consistently good & the menu changes regularly.

Helpful?
Thank Carl B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
151 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This place is worth the drive, we came down the southern motorway, turned left at Pakuranga and drove thru Clevedon and then followed the Pohutukawa Coast scenic drive, what a beautiful trip, we came straight home thru Howick which is very quick but very boring. Back to the cafe, this was a Sunday lunch visit it was pumping, the wait... More 

Helpful?
Thank AlistairAuckland
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
162 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We have dined here before over the summer and this time we were a little underwhelmed. The menu seems to have changed and maybe management, not sure. We had a bacon and eggs style breakfast and it just tasted different to what you expect. Maybe that's their aim. It fed us, but I wouldn't go there for breakfast again. We... More 

Helpful?
Thank CCandWH
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely shocking snail service. Waited 45mins for a smoothie. And that was after I had enquired twice about our order... hopeless since it was a fathers day brunch... then an extra 20mins for the two burgers.... lucky to even get 1 star from us! Never going there again!

Helpful?
Thank nztruth79
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

38 mins ... Cafe not that busy and finally we asked for it on takeaway cups. One mouthful and into the bin. Coloured milk!!! No coffee flavour at all. Certainly my last visit.

Helpful?
Thank janetteeve
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I was so impressed as a barista I find it hard to find good places me and my five year old nice went to this cafe after school the lady that served us was so friendly and smiled and said hello we had the best hot chocolate and best slices which is beautifully presented I highly recommend going to this... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ella B
Level Contributor
39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

After a day of walking we had to stop for a quick bite and something hot to drink. Carrot cake was exceptional but the apple crumble uninspiring; the staff member might at least have offered cream/yoghurt to go with it. Great location needs to be matched with customer service, which NZ generally lacks.

Helpful?
Thank jomanders

Travellers who viewed Bach'n Cafe and Restaurant also viewed

Manukau, Auckland Region
Auckland, Auckland Region
 
Auckland, Auckland Region
Clevedon, Auckland Region
 

Been to Bach'n Cafe and Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 249 Maraetai Drive, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-536 7182

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bach'n Cafe and Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?