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Hansen's Cafe

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Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 8526
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Thank Leanne Y
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Walking along from wharf area we discovered Hansen's Cafe and the choice for one of us was mince on toast and for me I had a homemade mince pie which was pretty good. Coffee was great too.

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Thank Josie006
Whangarei, New Zealand
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Great place for a nice breakie good food and excellent view. Food is very hearty and reasonable prices

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Thank kathybeckham
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

An okay cafe that is a bit more old school than the other places in town. The food is nice enough, and the location on the wharf is good.... it's just not as fancy as the other offerings in Paihia. Would I visit again? Yes, if I needed a quick bite to eat.

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Thank Nathan G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

If you like fairly good food served reluctantly this poorly lit establishment is for you. However if you prefer not to be snapped at or told off by waiting staff probably best avoid Hansons!!

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Thank Max P
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

I have known the Hansen's cafe as a customer. Even thought the owner buys cheap products, the cook transforms into amazing meals. Barista are fabulous and they make great coffees. The staff is very friendly but the owner is obnoxious and rude. It depends of his mood, he don't care about the customers even the staff. Get the WiFi is... More 

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Thank Barbich87
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

You can get a full breakfast for $13 right by the waters edge great views, tasty would visit this cafe again.

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Thank Sandra R
Noosa, Australia
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

We ate here on two mornings. Breakfast was delicious and excellent value. I wouldn't bother looking for breakfast anywhere else in Pahia.

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Thank Pat80x
Gosford, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Tried this place for a quick brunch before boarding the ferry. Noted that they do a full breaking with bottom less coffee for $13.50 which is half as much you lay in the other places along the water front. Great location overlooking the water. Staffed mainly by backpackers so you get lucky and meet someone from England or other European... More 

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Thank Ray H
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

NOTE TO ALL BUSINESS OWNERS: we may be tourists and may not be back in a while BUT we are part of the global family that is the Internet and we DO talk I chose Hansens after reviewing 2 other places that offered breakfast with a Water view in Paihia From the moment I walked in I was made to... More 

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
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?