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Clifton Cafe

468 Clifton Rd, Hastings 4201, New Zealand
+64 6-875 0096
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
468 Clifton Rd, Hastings 4201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

A hot day and a long walk and this is the first building you come on your return to Clifton. We just had an ice cold cider and a muffin both very good. Very pleasant service.

Thank Molenders
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Recently visited this cafe for a business meeting 10 of us. Beautiful location with stunning view of Pacific Ocean. I have ordered meat burger, it was so delicious and juicy, service was polite and quick. Highly recommended, worth to visit.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 30 January 2018

We called in for lunch with friends. The cafe has a quaint rustic feel about it, a bit tired but I would say its in keeping with its surroundings with an added bonus of a fab view. I had the the fish and chips which...More

Thank goldie1232015
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We cycled to the cafe expecting a typical cafe lunch, but not to be. We saw the chefs - Indian, and the special was butter chicken. Not my favourite - but we asked the guys where they were from. Southern India...well if there's an opportunity...More

Thank Meg G
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The only plus was the sea view and that the helpings were large. Coffee was ok and service friendly but very very slow. This place was once a hotspot you had to book to get into bit it's a tired remnant now that needs some...More

2  Thank nick a
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

My favourite thing about this place was the amount of outdoor setting they had. This was the perfect space to have Sunday brunch. I ordered an omelette and my husband got the eggs bene. The meals were really good, and well priced. Staff were efficient...More

Thank Holly H
Cliftoncafe, Owner at Clifton Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thank you so much for your valuable review. Much Appreciated!

Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Basic menu, tired looking after not being upgraded for many years. Garden furniture extremely dated. Grounds neglected. It really needs upgrading..... my partner and I had the burger for $22. It was pretty basic and her patty was raw in the middle. We returned it...More

Thank Jason T
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Nice casual restaurant. Good food at a fair price. Nice views of the sea from the restaurant. We could have sat there all day.

Thank jrowboat
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Such a fantastic location, such a shame the Cafe is so run down. Covered in spiderwebs, lawns dead and gardens overgrown. Children's toys outside broken and taped up, sharp edges not safe for little ones. Everything just looks very unloved. Wipe the windowsills, sweep and...More

1  Thank Raewyn S
Reviewed 14 October 2017

What a neat place with great food, excellent customer service and both indoor and outdoor seating, overlooking the bay.

Thank JaneTuai
Cliftoncafe, Owner at Clifton Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thank you so much for your valuable review. Much appreciated!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 468 Clifton Rd, Hastings 4201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +64 6-875 0096
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