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New Zealand, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has really gone downhill. The food used to be fantastic, now it’s just really average. Nothing unique or special like the old menus. Music is way too loud and inappropriate for the cafe settling. Staff seem disinterested in serving customers, would rather change...the songs and muck around in the kitchen. Won’t be back.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 6 May 2021 via mobile

I haven’t been to Market Kitchen since 2019 and the atmosphere now couldn’t be more different now. I was stunned at first; it’s obviously had a change of ownership and the feel of the cafe and the service style is completely different. The vibe is...more casual and hands off, kind of similar to Governors where Market Kitchen used to feel like no.7 Balmac. This isn’t inherently a bad thing; I was just very taken aback when I first arrived. That being said, the service wasn’t bad! And the cheese scone I had was genuinely one of the best ones I’ve had in some time — and I’ve tried many around Dunedin. I haven’t tried anything else off the new menu but honestly for the cheese scones alone I’d recommend it! Only thing I’d say is that I’d appreciate it if the staff turned down the music a smidge; I’m still #young but I found it a bit too much!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 7 March 2021 via mobile

First time visiting Market Kitchen and not disappointed. Great service and the Turkish Eggs breakfast was amazing.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 24 January 2021

The Market Kitchen used to be my favourite cafe, but changed hands a while back, and despite trying it again several times since then, it's now just average. The service has deteriorated, the atmosphere (please, think about choosing your music to suit the clientele, not...the staff), and the food is less interesting and appetising.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 11 May 2020

My first taste of decent coffee since lockdown. Had to go each day for fix while in Dunedin. Also Wonderful scones and just loved the espresso chocolate cake Devine XXX

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed 15 March 2020

We stopped here for a quick breakfast before heading to tourist sites. Market Kitchen has a modern, relaxed atmosphere. We enjoyed a delicious cappuccino, poached eggs, toast with butter and jam and a pistachio cake.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 5 January 2020

Market Kitchen has an interesting menu but we found the food and service pretty average and very expensive when we visited recently. I appreciate organic food commands a premium price, but $7 extra for four small strips of fried pork on a pancake seemed very...expensive indeed; other meals also had small portion sizes and were not very tasty. Staff seemed uninterested, tables took a long time to get cleared and service was generally slow even though the cafe was not particularly busy. Overall, not dreadful, but rather disappointing for the price.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 30 December 2019

We had a great experience at Market Kitchen with amazing service and the food was fantastic. On the mid-high end for price but very much with it! Hard to find amazing food places these days.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 29 December 2019 via mobile

Found this little gem in Dunedin Friendly staff, lots of healthy options on the menu, fresh ingredients, well cooked and presented. Staff will also prepare items that are not on the menu when asked. Great restaurant, highly recommended if your are visiting Dunedin.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 20 December 2019 via mobile

Great choices, great service and reasonably priced. My wife stated the porridge was the best she’s ever had. Unfortunately don’t think many cafes make it the way they do. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Market Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4