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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 7 March 2021

Once my favourite place to eat in Whangarei my most recent visit reminded why this is no longer so. We had a medium size group of people and the food was a little slow in arriving at our table, but that was understandable because they...were busy. The food was ok but it wasn't earth-shattering. For some weird reason they had live musicians playing outside by the Clock Museum and it was so loud we couldn't hear each other talking inside the restaurant. That destroyed any pretense at ambience and diners were basically eating in silence due to the volume of the 'music'. The clincher, however, was the flies. I know Summer has just finished and I know flies are attracted to such places, but we had a least a dozen flies hovering all around our table, and we weren't the only ones. Most of our time was spent shooing them away instead of enjoying the company and the food. A small automatic sprayer on the wall achieves nothing - do yourself a favour and call Northpest.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 23 January 2021

after nearly 20 years of 10/10 in two weeks it has gone down to about a 3. horrible. i love wraps -todays was damn near inedible. bland is a good word. no pineapple. no capsicums - no crumbed chicken just chicken.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 10 January 2021 via mobile

Speedy service, very friendly and helpful staff. Yum food, generous portions, decent prices 👍🏼 good stuff

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 5 January 2021 via mobile

After waiting over 35 minutes, while several tables around us who had arrived much later received their food, we were finally served lukewarm bacon with barely reheated supermarket pancakes and a couple of eggs on gf toast. Hardly difficult dishes to prepare, no apologies for...the wait and totally forgettable food. Won't be back.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 15 November 2020 via mobile

Well priced, big plates lovely to sit in the sun. Friendly staff and easy parking. Follow it with a nice walk around the marina

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 7 November 2020 via mobile

This cafe offers a well balanced choice of menu and the food is good and well presented. The location is very good on the edge of the town basin with the water very close by. One particular staff member seemed very terse however all the...others were very friendly and efficient.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 16 September 2020

I ordered an Omellette, expecting a light fluffy delicious meal, instead what I got resembled a leathery pancake.I will not be back.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 4 September 2020 via mobile

Deliciously prepared food and the coffee was also done very well. Everything was well presented on the way plate and the staff were awesome! Keep it up guys

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 19 August 2020 via mobile

We have lunch here quite often when we are in Whangārei. Great coffee, lovely good food and portions. Always busy as it soo good.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 16 August 2020

Pretty basic cafe with a stock standard menu. As a vegetarian it's pretty hard to order much apart from a cheese toastie and chips. Which the kids loved. And then the playground was next door so they loved that too. I would come here with...kids again but not if you want a nice brunch or lunch date. Wouldn't come here if you are vegetarian.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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BenM2403
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Response from Warren S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they even provide water bowls.
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22 May 2018|
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  • Yes, Serenity Cafe offers takeaway services.

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  • Serenity Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4