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Riverside Cafe

Town Basin 14 Quayside, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-430 0467
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Town Basin 14 Quayside, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped here for brunch on our way from Auckland to the Bay of Islands. It was a Sunday morning and it was very busy with locals (always a good sign). We found a table outside, queued for about ten minutes to order and sat...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nigel K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here for brunch.There was a lot of choice in the cabinet but decided to have hot cakes,bacon,fruit and maple syrup. The coffee was hot and strong and the food was well presented and tasted delicious.It was lovely to relax and eat while looking out...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank af826
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast here on travels around the Nth Island and recommend. Friendly staff and plenty of seating options, either inside or outside under cover. Food choices were as usual fro breakfast but good size and fresh. Good coffee and the staff were efficient and friendly

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dudley S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to have lunch here on a day trip to Whangarei. Pleasantly surprised with quick service and the food was plentiful. They were extremely busy but all staff were being attentive and trying to clean as quickly as possible. Ordered what I thought would be...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped off at the Riverside Cafe for breakfast whilst travelling. this was an excellent choice. Meals were of a good size and well priced. The coffee was excellent as well. They have outdoor seating but we were there pretty early so chose to sit...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank roslynf61
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Regularly go here late Sunday afternoon. They are cleaning up, but still cheerful when serving us, plenty of food still available and the drinks as good as usual. Enjoyed the vegetarian muffin very much.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BruceWE
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent breakfast here most memorable creamy mushrooms bacon and added eggs excellent. Big breakfast a hit too without sausages. Tried to return later in the day to find it closing at 4pm AA book stated 5pm close. Shame but the alternative was excellent.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Anthea L
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We had to wait about five minutes to be served and it was not busy, there were hardly any people there as it was around half two in the afternoon. We ordered two bottles of water and a muffin and it cost $14.70. That means...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AdrianaS6795
Reviewed 30 September 2018

WE have been here a couple of times now when passing through Whangarei. It's a good cafe, consistent with food and coffee quality. We only had coffee and muffins which were very good, but I liked the look of some of the meals coming out!...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank wendy1811027
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Came for lunch, no table service you must order your food at the counter. Limited range of cabinet food, mostly paninis. Inside and outdoor seating. The chairs are quite low for the table and I noticed cushions are provided, no doubt to combat the low...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Skin197
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Town Basin 14 Quayside, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-430 0467
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