Where to Eat in Wellsford: The Best Restaurants and Bars

October 29, 2017 Roseanne Arnett

Wellsford is a town on the Northland Peninsula in the northern North Island of New Zealand. It is the northernmost major settlement in the Auckland Region, and is 77 kilometres northwest of the Auckland CBD.
Things to do in Wellsford

1. Top O The Dome Cafe

Rte 1, Warkworth, Auckland 1241, New Zealand Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff Cafe, New Zealand Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +64 9-425 7794
Excellent
28%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 42 reviews

Top O The Dome Cafe

Reviewed By Slowworms - United Kingdom


This cafe is on the left as you descend a steep hill (on a sharp bend) when you leave Waiwhuiu (travelling South on the SH1) just before Walkworth or on the right travelling North - we nearly missed it. We were impressed by the tasty food which was beautifully presented. We loved the cockerel too - he certainly kept us entertained and even allowed us to stroke him.

2. Peppers Cafe

171 Rodney Street, Wellsford, Auckland 0900, New Zealand Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +64 210 839 1651
Excellent
18%
Good
68%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 38 reviews

Peppers Cafe

Reviewed By JCDown - Victoria, Canada

Just off the plane and heading north on State Highway 1 This is a great little coffee shop with excellent pies and scones The local policeman was having a break too-always a good sign

3. Edo Sushi

114 Rodney Street, Wellsford, Auckland 0900, New Zealand Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Japanese, Sushi, Asian Lunch +64 9-423 7733
Excellent
48%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 15 reviews

Edo Sushi

Reviewed By josanders59 - Hikutaia, New Zealand

Stopped by here to try the food. Pleasantly surprised. 2 of us didn't really want Japanese but decided to give it a go. All 4 of us really enjoyed our meal which we ate in the wee area inside. Very tasty!!

4. La Padella

2 Port Albert Road, Wellsford, Auckland 0900, New Zealand Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +64 9-423 7222
Excellent
42%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 37 reviews

La Padella

Reviewed By Christine D - St Helens, United Kingdom

It wasn't very busy in the restaurant but the take out area was really busy. We had a really nice meal and would go again if we where ever in the area

5. Champion Bakery

93 Rodney Street, Wellsford, Auckland 0900, New Zealand Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Fast Food, New Zealand Breakfast, Lunch +64 9-423 8148
Excellent
25%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Champion Bakery

Reviewed By eudele - Auckland Central, New Zealand

I've reviewed this bakery before and since then have continued to stop on our way north. Access is easy with parking on the main road and you could take a comfort stop across the road too. The bakery cabinet is big with breads through to fried chicken. You can eat in or take a bagged lunch. After a number of visits, I feel able to recommend the pies, some unusual spring rolls and some of the sweet pastries, such as the custard twist and squares. However, I would not go for the apple tarts and custard tart - pastry is too thick. Nor would I suggest the apple strudel - not enough apple, dry flaky pastry. We will continue buying our lunch here, mainly for the pies.

6. Caffe Cozy

127 Rodney Street, Wellsford, Auckland 0900, New Zealand Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, New Zealand Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +64 9-423 9009
Excellent
33%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 45 reviews

Caffe Cozy

Reviewed By Chris T - Tauranga, New Zealand

Food OK, nothing special about it. Noisy location. Lacks ambience. The staff lacked any sort of enthusiasm.

7. DONNA

172 Rodney Street, Wellsford, Auckland 0900, New Zealand French, Cafe, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +64 9-423 9291
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

DONNA

Reviewed By MykieHamiltonL - Hamilton, New Zealand

Over the years we have visited this business under several owners and names. 'Donna' has been owned by the present operator for about fifteen months. We enjoyed an excellent coffee and a tasty croissant. The cabinet food wasn't extensive in range, but there was a blackboard menu as well. Happy to resume stopping here on trips north. Very pleasant owner whom makes good coffee. Note: Cafe also does a sideline in recycled clothing.

8. Port Albert

58 Wharf Road, Port Albert, Wellsford, Auckland 0973, New Zealand Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood Lunch, Brunch +64 9-945 0238
Excellent
95%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 17 reviews

Port Albert

Reviewed By d0leenas

We have been here a couple of times now and never been disappointed. The fish is so fresh and they cook it to perfection. We would say it's the best fish and chips we have tried in the north. It's a must go to for your fish and chip cravings. The staff/owners are lovely too.

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