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$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
29 The Octagon, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand
+64 3-479 0808
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (32 reviews)
“donuts” (58 reviews)
“risotto” (23 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
29 The Octagon, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 622 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived and it wasn't busy. Went to order at counter and were ushered to a seat instead. Given menus and then nothing happened, waitress decided talking to chef was better than serving customers. Waited for 20 minutes then left.

Thank Juan G
Reviewed 5 days ago

On the Octagon and right next door to the Art Gallery. great coffee, very cool (in the best way!) staff. Had the Salmon bagel 1st visit which was yum!

Thank LizNZ2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my friend have come in for a nice Sunday breakfast as I have heard some great things about Nova and I was not disappointed. First of all, the staff were very friendly and polite, we have been served by 2 different staff members...More

Thank evagM4087XT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come here for coffee and cake as a second lunchtime course. The Nova is adjacent to the city Art Gallery, making this a good combination. The café has plenty of seating and a fine range of cakes. There is plenty of seating. We sit...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether it's brunch, afternoon tea, a birthday dinner, or a desert on the way home, Nova has a great versatility to cater for everyone and every occasion. The tea is a great loose leaf, and a very palatable desert wine. Injectable donuts also prove a...More

Thank ThinMud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Busy cafe in the Octagon of Dunedin. Great range of European and Asian foods. Excellent loose leaf tea, and known for its desserts.

Thank KiwiKea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fathers' day yesterday and we went to Nova with the family for brunch. Fortunately we had booked for four people because the restaurant/cafe was very busy. The staff was friendly and attentive, We all chose different meals from the extensive menu and we were all...More

Thank 116craig
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe / restaurant is one of the stable group of great eateries in Dunedin. Consistently of a high quality and with great service it is a go to place for either coffee or a meal.

Thank OtagoKen
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

My partner and I were craving some of novas doughnuts and coffee.... when I walked in I was asked if I was in for lunch and said no were in for coffee and some snacks. The manager or woman on the reception areas told me...More

Thank annalise20102018
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Fabulous restaurant. Always excellent service and food to die for. This is definitely our go to place for a relaxing afternoon or evening.

Thank Marinefromdownsouth
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 The Octagon, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand (Formerly Nova Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-479 0808
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