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El Cafe

2 Kings Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 9-402 7637
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“spanish eggs” (22 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Latin, Cafe, South American, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 Kings Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of us had a cardimon peach muffin and it was devine. The spanish eggs were delicious and the eggs were cooked perfectly. Also the pulled pork ciabatta was very nice and the egg cooked to perfection. The coffees were one of the best in...More

Thank debcol25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fish taco sooo yummy. Great coffee. Just what I needed after four hours of tramping. Will be back to sample some more. Glad I found this delightful little cafe away from the hustle and bustle of main street Paihia.

Thank 651nicki
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Cafe was rather busy when we went so we waited a little. Food was okay but nothing to write home about. Coffee was good

Thank bon b
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Great food always fresh & tasty and good coffee. Reasonably priced. Has become my favourite go to place now in Paihia. Highly recommended

Thank janenzer
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Stop in for Spanish eggs and breakfast burrito, both were delight. Put El Cafe as a must do place to visit when in Paihia

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 23 March 2018

My husband and I went there twice in 2 days as it was unbelievably good! It's not a fancy nor big cafe, but everything explodes with flavour! You know when they say that a smaller size means it's more concentrated in tasteness, well you've got...More

Thank Tashiana G
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here with 6 others, sat outside, service and staff were great, good choice on menu, meals were substantial and very tasty, also had smoothies and ice coffees. Very happy with all meals, drinks and service. Worth a visit!!

Thank friedrice4
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Super food, great service, wonderful value for money. Visited with wife and family, had the Pulled pork and the veggies burritos each was delicious. The owners are very friendly. Highly recommended!

Thank Cliff R
Reviewed 8 March 2018

want coffee and a feed? this is the place to go. the food is amazing and the coffee is even better i work down the street and have given up making coffee or lunch because just end up going here anyways nothing on the menu...More

Thank Ashley D
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Small cafe in the heart of Paihia, Bay of Island that is excellent in every aspects. Love.. love this cafe. Amazing food, I enjoyed the fish taco and the bbq pork sandwich very much, other menus are very nice as well. Highly recomended

Thank Imelda H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Kings Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 7637
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Funky looking small Cafe with a quality coffee; awesome latin style food and refreshing drinks. All this with a free high speed WIFI and good prices.
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