Breakers Cafe & Bar
290 Maunganui Rd, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
(07) 574 2980
Breakers Cafe & Bar Mount Maunganui Reviews
Surf-styled Family Restaurant Dec 31, 2008
Breakers is a chain found in many New Zealand towns but I find myself at the one at Mt Maunganui every New Years eve because I know the food will set me up for the night without breaking the bank, it's the only place I've found that doesn't hike up prices on this busy night of the year.
The theme of Breakers is surfing and that fits perfectly with Th Mount as it's one of New Zealand's most popular beach resorts. Kiwis pour into the town for the summer holidays and the large courtyard soon fills with diners and drinkers enjoying the vibrancy of the town.
It's situated on the edge of the town center so perhaps a little outside the real action of Th Mount, which of course is the beach strip but there are enough shops surrounding it to make it a worthy stop when you need a break from buying bakinis, board shorts and a big ol' sunhat.
Breakers has a reasonable selection of drinks behind the bar, bottled beers, wines and spirits and they also have the popular tap beers ready to take the heat out of the sun for you.
Food is simple. The menu shows a list of interesting burgers, main meals of steaks or seafood and of course a few things to satisfy the kids.
The music is loud enough to enjoy but not too loud to disturb conversation. It's a good mix of contemporary pop-rock and is evenly fed inside or outside depending on where you want to sit.
The outside tables are sheltered from the sun with big umbrellas. Chess fans can also have a crack at the knee-high set in the center of the courtyard.
Breakers is a great place to start the New Year celebrations but it's a good spot for taking a break at any other time too!
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