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Clifton Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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468 Clifton Rd, Hastings 4201, New Zealand
+64 6-875 0096
Wed - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
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Seneca, South Carolina
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456 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were at the end of the road in Clifton. This Cafe is open only occasionally. It was a sunny so we ordered burgers and sat outside. This place has a great view so you can't beat it on a sunny day. The burgers and chips were very good.

Thank Bill Y
Hagerstown, MD
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144 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What great people; what a great little café. We enjoyed our tour of Clifton Station, complete with sheep herding and shearing and wool spinning, followed by the short walk to the café at the water's edge. It was perfect visit! The view from the café will forever be in remembered.

Thank MaryC508
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious coffee, can't complain about the food, service is always pleasant although sometimes there's a language barrier, no biggie. Topping off with a beautiful location.

1 Thank jtamai
Havelock North, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here many times over the years on a cycling stop but since it changed hands the coffee was not to the same standard as before and today the cappuccino was just a bit of lukewarm frothy milk. I won't go there again even though the setting is nice on a sunny day.

1 Thank hurfordcm
Wellington, New Zealand
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a weekend trip to Napier with my wife. Called at this Cafe for breakfast. We ordered eggs benedict and the full hose breakfast (S23 NZ for the full breakfast), which is expensive for New Zealand. Two flat whites. Coffee and meals came out quickly and together. Coffee was as good as anywhere, but the house breakfast arrived looking like... More 

2 Thank John R
The Woodlands, Texas
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117 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We placed our order for lunch and two of our party of four were served and finished their food - still no other dishes arrived. We went to investigate and the chef had missed two principle dishes on the order. Dessert was offered on the house but none of us took the offer, we had coffee and left - totally... More 

1 Thank Patricia M R
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92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch while on a biking wine tour and we were really disappointed both with the price and the food. My $24 burger was less than average, the chips were overlooked and the salad was just badly washed lettuce. Two others had the chowder and sent them back because they had no seafood in them. To their credit,... More 

Thank diver201
Sidney, Canada
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171 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our experience was limited. We came in for coffee and a takeout lunch (per the sign) before going to the gannet colony. After some discussion, the only thing we could get to take away was a bacon and tomato sandwich. We were okay with this, limited as it was. While we drank our coffee, which was very good, we were... More 

1 Thank njjc
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I love this cafe because of the great location because it's a little out of the way and we always manage a walk on the beach afterwards. The food is all wholesome, the best that only the Bay can offer and service friendly. Plenty of seating outside and room for kids to play

Thank Nurse-Teri
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful rustic setting with lovely outlook. Coffee was good but the muffins & scone were like something you would buy from a service station. Mass produced and full of preservatives. Would hesitate to eat there again. We thought, judging by the kitchen it would be like home cooking.

Thank Leanne D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?