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Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 8526
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is rare in a country like New Zealand to find service grumpy enough to rival that of my home country of Finland. Hansen's Cafe certainly succeeded, with a waiter who acted as though every customer had offended her personally which, on an ancestral level, I suppose the predominantly European clientele had. A place where people come for the food... More 

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Nuriootpa, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

our family of three enjoyed breakfast here recently. It was an enjoyable meal with a nice spot to sit outside overlooking the marina.

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Thank Lindy J
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic coffee, seated on the waterfront overlooking the marina. Cabinet food looked a bit old on Sunday morning but I'm sure weekdays would be great. Can't ask for much more aye

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Thank London T
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was average, however the grumpy staff made it a place not to visit again. Would give this one a miss. Awsesome location but the service does not match the location

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Thank Jan M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate lunch here and were surprised to find it had a very limited menu( as it was licensed) -more snacks than meals really- sandwiches ,crisps, pastries cakes and one hot dish available . We had sandwiches -nothing special. I'm not sure if it was so limited because it was lunch time and perhaps there is a bigger selection in... More 

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Thank Brandylady
adelaide
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Muesli breakfast was good with a generous serve the second time we went there. Sitting outside in the sun with fantastic views across the bay is highly recommended. Cost was reasonable. The only thing that let it down was one of the staff sat nearby us, outside smoking a cigarette before and after serving us food. We wanted to sit... More 

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Beerwah, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We had booked ourselves on a day time Bay of Islands cruise and thought we would get up early and find a café/restaurant to have breakfast before the tour. It was a Sunday and not much was open early in Paihia, however we stumbled across Hansens Café. This is at the wharf and opens at 7.00am.. Not the flashest place... More 

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Thank Brian C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Had the English breakfast here a few times; great value at $13.50 including coffee. Cooked to order and to preference - very nice staff...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Visited Hansen's for breakfast and had their $12 breakfast special. Wasn't able to upgrade from filter coffee to mochaccino without paying full price, staff couldn't remember price of drinks in cabinets food was average but nothing special. Unsure if would visit again, only great feature about cafe was the view which was amazing

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Do not go here for the coffee....or hot chocolate for that matter..... I should not have ordered as when I arrived you could not smell coffee... The smell of fresh coffee beans being ground is absent and the result was terrible coffee. Waste of $18 as kids couldn't drink their hot chocs either....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: +64 9-402 8526

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