Cafe Sandspit, 1440 Sandspit Road, Sandspit, Warkworth 0982, NZ
Open: Wednesday to Sunday: 9am - 3pm (Kitchen closes at 2:30pm, Latest Booking 2pm)
Closed: Monday & Tuesday


About Cafe Sandspit

We are a dedicated team of friendly staff, who look forward to providing all your needs in this gorgeous, local cafe. Who can complain about working in an environment that offers delicious food and stunning views over the sparkling, Hauraki Gulf? We aim to make your visit as enjoyable as possible, offering delicious drinks and meals. Cafe Sandspit is open for breakfast at 9.00am and also offers an all-day menu of homemade dishes to tempt your appetite throughout the day. Read more >

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Customer Reviews

  • Sonia de Fontenay Avatar
    Sonia de Fontenay
    positive review 

    the scenery and the food and service was A1

  • Kerri Scott Avatar
    Kerri Scott

    Came in with my husband. Had fish and chips. They were divine. Great service too!!

  • kiwi3mfs Avatar

    Use it or lose it. Good coffee and food. Great location - sit outside with your coffee and watch the boats and wildlife. The food is a bit expensive but it must be quite hard making a living here as Sandspit is a quiet spot for most of the year. Friendly, eager to please staff. The interior furnishings could do with a bit of a spruce up but tight profit margins will make that a bit hard.

  • Lois E Broom Avatar
    Lois E Broom

    Did you know they specialize in catering for difficult people like us? The ones who are dairy and gluten intolerant? I am the dairy free sort. Last time I had mussel fritters there - utter perfection! This Friday had fish and chips and for a sweet, a fantastic blueberry slice that was both dairy, and, gluten free ! I haven't stopped telling everyone how much I enjoyed my meal and how finally I have found somewhere to eat out where I can get a totally dairy free meal

  • Ian Maynard Avatar
    Ian Maynard

    Loved the coffee cake and Miss Vinny for taking me there.

  • adwpjw Avatar

    Cafe Sandspit Excellent location, food and service. Great atmosphere. Sat out on the deck in gorgeous weather with great view

  • John Stich Avatar
    John Stich

    Service is good, food is good, good coffee, breath taking ocean views. What's not to like? Good stop off from sight seeing the owners are personable people and hey it's New Zealand which to an American like me is like stepping out into an unspoiled portion of the planet just keep it that way ok Kiwis?

  • Lyndsie Skelton Avatar
    Lyndsie Skelton

    Amazing meal, great atmosphere, children friendly.
    Food excellent, plenty for all and fresh, catered for kids, service efficient and friendly. We will be back in the summer for sure.

  • AngelaB6845 Avatar

    Delicious chowder Friendly staff, delicious food (especially the seafood chowder) large portion sizes. Great views out into the bay.

  • Robyn Stoddart Avatar
    Robyn Stoddart
    positive review 

    The friendly service and the gorgeous view

  • Katya Maker Avatar
    Katya Maker

    I have been going to Cafe Sandspit for 14 years now.The place is back to its normal buzzing state thanks to Maree Pickett who has taken over not so long ago.The coffee is just perfect for a fussy coffee drinker like me and the food is also the best.I have tried the smoked salmon benedict and it was delish (with salmon smoked in house of course....) I also love the chips they make (it is hard to find the perfect chip in the area,but theirs is on the top of my list.They also have gluten free options and the view...just incredible- no one can beat their view!!!!Thank you Maree and team,you make all us locals,extremely happy.

  • Fay Richardson Avatar
    Fay Richardson

    Thanks for the yummy shortbread with my tea.
    Will definitely be back for more

  • janitaS Avatar

    Tranquil Outlook Beautiful little Cafe on the edge of the sand at Sandspit. Sit by the window and take in the lovely setting. Have the Fish Chowder or on the day we were there the fresh Scnapper fish meal done in a light batter. Altogether a very pleasant lunch.

  • Carolyn Simpson Avatar
    Carolyn Simpson

    So good to go local for a yummy brunch. Plus the best hot chocolate I've had in awhile. Super friendly service �

  • NZToniD Avatar

    At the water Lovely place to visit, overlooking the bay all the way to Beehive Island.Friendly service, always good for a great cup of coffee.

  • Lin Pardey Avatar
    Lin Pardey

    Wonderful spot, friendly service and deserts to die for. I look forward to many fun meals here.

  • RuthGeorginaB Avatar

    Great coffee spot Fantastic location, beautiful spot all year round. Friendly team, great service and coffee! Highly recommend.

  • Explorer64172295121 Avatar

    A Worthwhile Destination A long holdays weekend. We often drive a little distance to a eatery we feel comfortable. This weekend was a great opportunity to find a new destination. We are so pleased to have found Cafe Sandspit. We felt relaxed and comfortable with the friendly welcome and ushered to a table with the menu.
    The menu was interesting and well complimented with the specials on the black board.
    My wife is particularly fussy when it comes to fish .. she truly enjoyed the snapper and it's presentation.
    I had eggs benidict with bacon. The bacon was well worth noting. The coffee was excellent.
    It was so nice to arrive at a cafe and not stand at the counter to order .. the staff are professional with a laid back quality that is the winning recipe.
    We will be back .. a worthwhile destination.

  • Sean Beehan Avatar
    Sean Beehan
    positive review 

    Friendly and tasty service

  • Rachel Skelton Avatar
    Rachel Skelton

    Congrats to the New Owners of Sandspit Cafe.

    We thoroughly enjoyed our "all day big breakfast" yesterday and can confirm that it did last all day!
    Meals were extremely generous, tasty and fresh. Atmosphere was inviting, family orientated, service was great and staff were friendly and welcoming.

    All the best to the new owners and the team!

  • Danika Dwen Avatar
    Danika Dwen
    positive review 

    the coffee is amazing here and staff are wonderful

  • Nanna Cath Lewis Avatar
    Nanna Cath Lewis
    positive review 

    Fabulous food and people

  • Andrew Tunnicliffe Avatar
    Andrew Tunnicliffe

    Just had lunch there with my wife and my niece, who is gluten-intolerant. Great range of options for all including gluten and dairy free. All of our meals were nicely presented, tasty and filling. The spectacular view is the icing on the cake. Highly recommended!

  • FayDave Avatar

    Coffee break Such friendly staff and great coffee while waiting to catch Kawau Cruises
    The location on the water is outstanding

  • Klaudeanne Avatar

    Cafe Sandspit Great guy, even though he was shut he made us a cuppa, will definitely go back.We were just waiting for the Kawau ferry when he offered to make it,at no charge.


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