Breakers Cafe & Bar
Gisborne District 06-867 7311
- Mon – Fri 11am – late
- Sat & Sun 9am – late
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Scenic View
- Children's Play Area
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 200
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free Off-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: Paid
Breakers Cafe and Bar is a great family restaurant with special menus for children.
Come on in and try our great kiwi meals ranging from a light sandwich, seafood, salads, burgers, steaks, or our great Classics including our signature Chicken Diane.
No group is too big or too small, we host functions of any number and also have a fantastic loyalty programme, offering 10% off all purchases and a birthday voucher every year!
No surcharge on public holidays.
16 Reviews for Breakers Cafe & Bar
The shrimp cocktail was bog-standard with lettuce & Thousand Island sauce, but the shrimps were rubbery, so a little old. I didn’t get botulism though. The fish pie was served with salad – tasty but seemed like it was frozen & microwaved. We didn’t bother with dessert.
You go and order at the counter. Other than bringing out the meals the staff were inattentive. The food is hearty for average prices but could use some finesse with less reliance upon supermarket-bought items and more focus on fresh. It makes the world of difference.
The restaurant was relatively clean but sported a lot of flies. We have been to other outlets in the franchise and this one is better than Kapiti but not as good as Napier – it’s hard to say whether or not we will go back as it kind of depends on what you have on the day, the cook, and which one you go to. But with the 3 three different ones I’ve been to, the front of house staff all seem ill-suited to customer service & would rather be surfing!
Visited January 2013
Alas I was disappointed, I ordered a Big Breakfast and a cup of coffee extra hot. That was at 11.00am, after 10 minutes I had to ask where the coffee was only to be told they had forgotten to make it ???!!!. To their credit the coffee was as requested HOT as I wanted but it took 35 minutes from ordering before the Big Breakfast arrived and that was a complete disaster. The eggs were overdone and cold, the sausage was in two pieces and well done, the tomatoes were cold, the bacon was cold, although they managed to get the mushrooms and hash browns ok. Not the experience I was looking for.
I didn’t complain to the senior woman at the time as she seemed to be more concerned to be connecting to whanau. I see that Breakers in Gisborne are seeking a chef. I would suggest that they need far more than that.
Staff were very very laid back to the point they were ignoring customers to chat to each other.
When paying for the order which was over $90 we told the manager that we weren’t happy but nothing was done.
Luckily the kids enjoyed their meals but how can you screw up hot dogs and nuggets.
Training is needed for these staff.
The lady in black that served us looked as though she had been eating lemons so sour faced and not pleasant to deal with once our money had been taken that was it no one came back to check meals or even ask if we wanted dessert or other drinks.
There were staff standing around doing nothing which tells me Management is lacking something.
My friends had referred us to come here as they have been coming since it opened but even they have made comment that things must be different as their last couple of visits have been shocking as well.
We did not want to make a fuss at the time but we paid $55 for meals and drinks we did not enjoy at all.
We always give a place a second chance so we will be back but if we experience what we did on the first occasion we will not be back and I think our friends have had enough too.
Visited October 2012
It’s an understatement to say I was a little disappointed with my lack lustre meal. Frankly, hospital food looks like a gourmet delight compared to the “meal” I was served and yet my other dinner companions thoroughly enjoyed their fish n chip meal. I enjoyed the wee morsel I had of it too, it was warmer than the roast.
My piece of advice should you ever go to this establishment is to either walk out and go to Lonestar or to only order the fish n chip meal. The only other thing I can comment on are the staff, they are friendly but could use a little more training.
Beautiful and tastes Devine. Well done to the kitchen staff for such a remarkable change. Will be back for lunch today. I have to say I think I’m addicted i go to Breakerz everyday that I can now and have not been disappointed. People are friendly and the food just gets better and better. Totally love it. Good job guys I’m inlove