We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ironic Cafe and Bar Restaurant

) #1 of 271 Restaurants in Dunedin $$ - $$$ Cafe, European,
9 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-477 9988
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (42 reviews)
“scones” (20 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Write a Review
Reviews (454)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 454 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

We went for coffee and were tempted to try a vegetarian scone. It was so delicious we asked for a second. Waitress was polite, very helpful and willing to serve us. Coffee and ambience equally enjoyable. A favourite cafe.

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We popped in for a family brunch, we had our 10 year old and our 1 year old with us. The food was good, the raspberry and chocolate donuts were amazing but it was a shame that our experience was tainted by one rude staff...More

Thank L1852ESemmam
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great atmosphere, friendly attentive staff. The lamb dish was awesome and the NZ Beef and Lamb awards are clearly well deserved!! Desserts were excellent - we had the lava cake and the sticky toffee pudding (? i think it was) Coffee blend awards are also...More

Thank Natalie K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Across from the iconic railway station is the Ironic cafe. With a great range of food and excellent coffee. Indoor/Outdoor flow this cafe provides an ambient surround for a Breakfast or Brunch (As I had). Also lunches and dinner. Try it out

Thank helmie100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious fish and chips crispy batter with lovely crunchy chips . I had an amazing carrot cake with passion fruit ice cream!

Thank Zachary G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gem!!! Thanks for opening EARLY on a Saturday so we could visit before our flight. We got there right when it opened, had petty much the whole restaurant to ourselves :) Thanks for the very friendly service, especially awesome to have chatted with...More

Thank vtc950
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Owners Sue and Steve made us feel very welcome and at home at the Iconic. The food was delicious, the menu was perfect for the season and the service was friendly, and efficient. Can't wait to come back!

Thank MeaganEllen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here with a group of mates on a Wednesday morning; cafe was buzzing even for a weekday! Food was incredible and the banter from our host was even better - definitely recommend it.

Thank Cal D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, friendly attentive staff. Coffee and food very enjoyable. Excellent breakfast menu. On the pricier side for Dunedin but worth it.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thumbs up from our table of nine people👍the meal was very hot and tasty .The Pies are great true to what people say.Keep the lambs Fry on the menu the best I've ever tasted.

Thank 2bcherry
Nearby Restaurants
Potpourri Vegetarian Cafe
156 reviews
.28 km away
Best Cafe
288 reviews
.17 km away
Two Chefs Bistro
220 reviews
.33 km away
Nearby Attractions
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
1,456 reviews
.38 km away
Dunedin Railway Station
2,239 reviews
.11 km away
First Church of Otago
200 reviews
.39 km away
The Octagon
166 reviews
.48 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ironic Cafe and Bar staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-477 9988
  • E-mail
**WINNER NZ CAFE OF THE YEAR 2014/2015** OUR FOOD IS FRESH, MODERN AND INNOVATIVE. We source most of our ingredients locally and also use our neighbours at the Otago Farmers Market, Evansdale Cheese, Cairnmuir Central Otago olive oil & fresh fruit & vegetables throughout our changing seasons.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing