Famous for its sunny balcony in the heart of Mission Bay, De Fontein Belgian Beer Café boasts a superb Belgian Beer list and menu of Belgian Cuisine complemented by hearty New Zealand dishes.

This busy and lively restaurant provides a large upstairs dining area which leads on to that famous balcony, as well as a downstairs bar perfect for enjoying a drink and snacks with friends.

Try the famous steaming mussel pots and mussel platters and few can go past the waffles or chocolate mousse on the comprehensive dessert menu.


Price Range $$ – Reasonable: $8-$10 / $6-$7
Ambience Relaxed atmosphere
Accepts credit cards Yes
Wheelchair access Yes
Noise level Bustling
Licence This venue is licenced
Specials Yes
Private functions Yes
Live performances Yes

Products and specialities

craft beer, Belgian beer, mussels, outside dining, views, great service, Mission Bay restaurant


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Best oysters and beer right on the beach side!

Bonjour!!! Such a great pñace..food was delicious..atmosphere was amazing..music was great and the service even better!! Merci!!! ☆☆☆☆☆☆

Sitting on the deck, watching passers by, while enjoying a nice cold beer and a pot of delicious mussels.

Great place to hang out and have some beer and mussel pot! Love sitting by the balcony area to watch people hustling and bustling around!

Love it here! Food, drinks, music and view of the beach. Such a cool place to enjoy a good day or night out! #shoutme

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Hi There! Thank you so much for the great review! We would love to #shoutyou! Can you please send me an email at Office@defontein.co.nz, with what you would like as a special deal or perhaps a freebie, referring to this review and we will put it on our De Fontein App for you next week. Just make sure you download the APP and check out the freebie page. Thanks for taking the time to put this online, we very much appreciate it.

The steam mussel pots was very amazing. The seating area on balcony has beautiful view over to rangitoto. Perfect for date night

Love this cafe, good food and very nice view...

beautiful place, warm and welcoming, great food and great beer. A nice place to catch up with friends

Great beer great food

I love the cherry beer here it is the reason I like going to this place and selection of different drinks to choose from make it very easy to leave here feeling a bit light headed but the food you order also is good I ordered the mussels in a broth which was served to me in hot pot they were delicious and also the kalamari, chips and salad you cant go wrong.

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