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US$3 - US$20
Cafe, European, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch with our family here today. We'd heard they had gluten free options and have two coeliacs. They had a separate gf menu (although only seem to have a couple of copies and we had to ask especially). There were lots of options...although no separate gf fryer. Fast friendly service and good food. Recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the Town Basin with a beautiful view out to the water. Fast and efficient service, generous portions and the best coffee of our holiday!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 April 2021 via mobile

We came across this lovely cafe while passing through Whangarei and stopped for breakfast. Great coffee and beautiful food from the kitchen and the best service we've received in a long time. Thanks so much for accommodating us Riverside Cafe! 😊

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 14 March 2021 via mobile

Loved this cafe on the waterfront. We were very happy to get an excellent coffee and lovely pecan pie. Service was extremely fast considering that the cafe was very busy.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 2 March 2021

My food was really good I had the smoke chicken wrap and my father had the Nz lamb burger which wasn’t real lamb he was disappointed In that and my mum did love her frittata however service was quick and great

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 28 February 2021

We looked for somewhere to have breakfast. The menu was extensive. the food came fast. It was of a high standard. The service was quite attentive. Worthwhile.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 28 February 2021

The food was delivered very quick and it was very nice. They had quite a good selection of food as well. Their cabinet food was presented very well and it all looked yum.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 12 February 2021 via mobile

Great little cafe. Best creamy mushrooms in town! Food is consistently good and they cater easily to vegan or vegetarian friends we dine with. Staff are helpful and well managed. Any minor problems we have had here, have been promptly addressed. Great place also when...our family visit as they cater easily to larger groups and a mix of ages.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 9 February 2021 via mobile

This is a sizeable establishment - lots of tables outside under cover, with a pleasant outlook to the attractively developed area beside the marina, and across to the yachts and marina itself. More tables inside too. Both cabinet and menu items - a good selection...across both categories. We went for the creamy mushrooms with bacon, and the toasted club sandwiches (having seen the latter being delivered to nearby tables). The latter came with chips, which we didn’t want, but we were able to swap these out for a small side salad. The staff here are very efficient and professional , keeping the tables turning over by cleaning them quickly , and getting your meals to you in excellent time too. No wonder this eatery is popular with locals of all ages. Toilet off the servers area; also lots of public toilets at different places in this marina-side complex.More

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

The food was fine, I am sure there were much nicer things to eat than what I had, which I hope to try next time. Our grandchildren really enjoyed their meals, so that was good.

Date of visit: January 2021
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  • Yes, Riverside Cafe offers takeaway services.

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