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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” (32 reviews)
“donuts” (58 reviews)
“risotto” (24 reviews)
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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 627 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Voodles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank SteveM999_12
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Needed a food breakfast and coffee and popped in here as I remembered it was good from a couple of years back. Still good and had a great Buddha bowl breakfast and good coffee. Would well reccomend

Thank SimonCNZ
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Great food - had starters with side orders, dessert- wow! Food was lovely, mid-range priced, really great armosphere too.

Thank bighairbertham
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Having visited Nova a few times, the new menu change is amazing. The risotto was stunning. Will be back!

Thank HollyMDK2016
Reviewed 22 September 2018 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.

1  Thank Juan G
Reviewed 20 September 2018

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 12 September 2018 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 10 September 2018

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 10 September 2018 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 HydroTraveler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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