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Sand Dunz Beach Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe,
455 Motutara Road, Muriwai Beach, Auckland 0881, New Zealand
+64 9-411 8558
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
“fish chips” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
455 Motutara Road, Muriwai Beach, Auckland 0881, New Zealand
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Reviewed today

Clean, tidy facilities and well organised, friendly staff. The milkshakes were lovely. No price scalping despite it being Easter weekend unlike another nearby cafe. Loved the presence of a small free reading book nook. Great idea.

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Really yummy burger and fries and all that for a decent price. Great menu. Friendly staff. Very good.

Thank Sven B
Reviewed 22 February 2018

In the morning we stopped for coffee and cake- lemon cake was lovely so this was ok even though we thought a bit expensive. With so little else on offer in the area they really have cornered the market. We then decided to return for...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Don't come here for fish and chips. The food is very expensive and petty average. Our fish tasted like something you buy in a box from the supermarket and wasn't even cooked properly. After waiting half an hour for it we were pretty disappointed. Could...More

Thank Natalie S
Reviewed 15 February 2018

If you're down this way the Sand Dunz is a must. The people running the café are a delight and so is what they serve up. The place is a lot of open spaces with a bit of allsorts even lounges if that's what you'd...More

Thank reubenmilner
Reviewed 15 December 2017

We had a lovely ice cream here, before starting the beach walk and it really tasted good. Also, scoops are nice and big ;-) It is tiptip ice cream and we especially liked the hokey pokey flavour

Thank Fien D
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We were on our way north but decided to go and have a look at Muriwai Beach and dip our feet in the water on the west coast of the north island and came across this ideally placed coffee shop. We had a coffee each...More

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I've visited this cafe countless times over the years as it is at one of my favourite Auckland photo locations - Auckland Muriwai regional park - home to the famous Gannet colony. Very good cafe meals off the menu as well as good cabinet food....More

Thank BOBCATNZ1960
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We ate a brunch/early lunch here after viewing the gannet colony. It was convenient, with pleasant seating outside and good food. The service was also good. I had fish and chips, and my husband had Eggs Benedict. They were both tasty. No complaints!

Thank birderPa
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Cafe was very full when we visited on a wet day. As we wanted take out coffee and there was no seating available, I waited by the coffee preparation area for at least 20 minutes until they made our order. I observed that they make...More

Thank KiwiLarry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 Motutara Road, Muriwai Beach, Auckland 0881, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Muriwai Beach
  • Phone Number: +64 9-411 8558
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We have a cafe which opens from 7.30am - 4.00pm seven days a week. The kitchen offers all day breakfasts and a range of lunches, including fish & chips. Come try our wonderful blend of coffee too. We also have takeaways available till 5.00pm, with late nights on Friday and Saturday Look forward to seeing you
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