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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%
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“brunch” (36 reviews)
“donuts” (63 reviews)
“risotto” (23 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
29 The Octagon, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 634 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of Dunedin’s finer restaurants, dinner menu is limited, but covers all areas a menu should. The quality of the food is exceptional and throughly enjoyable. The drinks menu, again covers all areas and some very good local wines. The service is that of a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank drewmollineau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service, great. Coffee, fantastic. Desserts, amazing. Main courses; limited menu and expensive. Vegetables extra, even when you paid $34 for lamb rump!.....ask if another group is to use your table.....we got asked, nicely, to vacate our table.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Alan C
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

I've visited Nova twice already and the doughnuts with a twist are quite interesting. I'll probably be back to try some of their other flavors.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Marian D
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Right from the start, we were welcomed at the door and treated like we were important. Great food, tasty and value for money. Coffee was spot on. Barman was engaging and skilled. Service was as quick as possible given that there were cruise ships in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Smythewhanau
Reviewed 6 December 2018

A long time favourite for consistently good food and service, two recent lunch time visits were very disappointing. The menu lacked imagination and the items we did choose were very average. The food was stodgy and did not taste that good. The Caesar salad was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank matautraveller
Reviewed 3 December 2018

I've eaten breakfast here 4 or 5 times and it's always been very good food. Can be a little slow when busy, but that's to be expected. Good service and average prices.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank nz_travels_a_lot_08
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and we were not disappointed! One of the best meals we have had in New Zealand. We had the lam rump and it was beautifully prepared and delicious. The service was also worth mentioning. Our server was attentive...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JaninaKrol
Reviewed 28 November 2018

I arrived in Dunedin this pm and went for a fillet steak dinner as I was hungry. I went in without a reservation without a problem and ordered my meal. My steak was possibly the best I had ever eaten. It just melted in my...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Evelyn J
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

All we wanted was a dessert and a hot chocolate. Everything we knew of was shut. Looked up TripAdvisor and found this was still open. Not disappointed. Efficient waitress. Prompt service. Lovely tiramisu and hot chocolate. Worth a stop.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Voodles
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely visit with great staff. Despite being right in the city centre in very select surroundings next to the art gallery, the prices were good and the portions too. One of our party had the injectable doughnut. Great fun and super tasty! Try it!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SteveM999_12
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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