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Fat Camel

12 Quality Street | Walk through from Cameron or Vine Streets, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-438 0831
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“falafel” (59 reviews)
“pita pocket” (30 reviews)
“shakshuka” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Quality Street | Walk through from Cameron or Vine Streets, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's unusual to find Israeli food being served anywhere in New Zealand, so a trip to the Fat Camel is worth it for the novelty factor alone. That said, the pita pockets are marvelous, crammed full of grated beetroot and other tasty vegetables that complements...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Koreshtopher
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really Cool little Cafe - feels likes you are somewhere else in the world with its old world cobblestone lane & laid back vibe. Best time is mid morning :) Suggest trying the Hot Apple & Cinnamon Tea

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dtmnz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best coffee , delicious food - the platters, and kebabs are the best, friendly owner and staff. Centrally located, seating inside and outside,

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ruellek2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love popping in to Fat Camel on movie nights. The atmosphere in the lane, the staff and the food are top level.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Curious225813
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious and fresh! Lovely sauces, gorgeous fresh falafel and hummus. Friendly staff. Great variety. Great coffee too.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SharynD51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely evening, nice food, congenial company. What more can one ask for? Definitely recommend it - good prices.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Joan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great salads and vegetarian options. They're happy to swap out falafel for halloumi which is just as well because their falafel is dry and usually overcooked. Great vibe though and nice alleyway to sit and enjoy the metropolis that is Whangarei. Three stars because the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank notthlandrat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend - I had the falafel plate & my partner had the chicken plate. Both of us were very hungry & throughly enjoyed our food. Best falafel I’ve ever had - was so full had to take the rest home with me. Too yummy...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Carolafrica3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was expecting more . A little bland for me as a vegetarian and service was a bit lacking. Would have hoped for more judging by the reviews

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second time to Fat camel for lunch and love it there! Brilliant coffees, pita pockets full of yummy goodies, delicious home made bounty bars....I’m working my way through the great menu. I love the self service bottles of water and drinking glasses for thirsty travelers....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rouvep2017
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Quality Street | Walk through from Cameron or Vine Streets, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-438 0831
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Casual dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner, cafe with off street outdoor seating. Fresh, healthy and tasty Israeli food. Plenty to offer no matter what your dietary requirements, be it meat lover, vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free. Friendly atmosphere, counter service during the day and waiter service from 6pm. Park in Vine Street Car-park or on Cameron and walk through to Quality Street.
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