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US$3 - US$20
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, European, New Zealand
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have lunched here before. Adequate food and service. Great to see they are busy as are all the eateries but just falling short on freshness and quality for my taste. We had vege paninis which were substantial and ok. Fries were good. Coffees average. We...got whipped cream instead of yogurt despite being specifically asked and requesting yogurt .. otherwise ok. A couple of flys were a bit irritating but you can’t blame the place for that.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 26 February 2022 via mobile

My husband and I are travelling at present and came across this restaurant. Would recommend as service was excellent and food very prompt and also very fresh.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 6 February 2022 via mobile

They have a gluten free menu available with plenty of options. I was here for breakfast and got the full kiwi, lovely soft GF toast, real pork sausages and baked beans with all the trimmings, was very happy. So much on my plate I was...able to share some with my partner who got the eggs Benny which he loved! Yummy mocha frappe with whipped cream to top it off. Highly recommend. Lovely quayside area for some people watching and outdoor seating. A few Gf cake options in the cabinet also. Very happy!More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 20 September 2021

This is a great restaurant; good food, nice situation. The only thing was we’re at Covid-19 level 2 in Whangarei. One of the waitresses wore a mask not covering her nose for our entire visit. The rest of the waitpersons wore their masks properly, so...it was just one person who if infectious would have spread her germs to everyone. Really not good enough.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 18 August 2021 via mobile

The food was amazing hot fresh with great service, the food was very quick to come out with it being lunchtime. Staff were friendly.great prices

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 30 April 2021 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 19 April 2021 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
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Yes, Riverside Cafe offers takeaway services.

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