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Riverside Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
Town Basin 14 Quayside, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-430 0467
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • 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 13 May 2018

A lovely area but seriously over crowded, it was a lunch stop enroute to Waitangi from Auckland. There are many places but with limited time we walked away from the parking area & decided on a take away from the Riverside Café as there were...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank raffles123
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Coffee, Milkshake, Fish and chips – excellent value for money. Very tidy, clean and well-presented café. The food was served within a blink of an eye and really tasty. The waitress can do with cheering up.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank JohanB3340
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Good coffee - fabulous display of cabinet food - looked really tempting. Had the ‘creamy scrambled eggs’, flavour good but would never describe the texture as creamy. Disappointing but enjoyed the vibe, good service and good coffee

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank julie j
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on our way back to Auckland and found the cafe offered great food, we received our meals quickly and the service was good. The cafe was busy and staff worked hard to serve the meals. Would recommend eating here.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Disappointed that after ordering and paying for food we were told there was a 25 minute wait. As we were travelling we did not really want to wait that long. However 45 minutes later we had to ask where our meal was. It arrived with...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Very busy place but great service ,As l have already said the place was very busy but had no problem getting a table for 6 outside , atmosphere great, food was really good and value wise was not to bad. Sitting out the front overlooking...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Robert M
Reviewed 5 March 2018

It's a busy spot, good for people watching right in the basin. I ate the frittata and it was full of fresh flavours, better than I had expected. The fruits smoothie didn't use fresh fruits and I was a little disappointed but it still tasted...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank traciegila
Reviewed 5 March 2018

It's a bit back stage. But what it lacks in views, it makes up double for the great food, great service and really good value for money. A tad less fancy than the water front ones, but what hits your table is seriously nice, affordable...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Tom M
Reviewed 27 February 2018

When we arrived, there was a swarm of motorcycle riders who had come by for a coffee. As a result, the line for ordering ran halfway out to the door of the very spacious dining room. Orders were taken efficiently and friendly. We found a...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Jared W
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

A lovely place to stop for a coffee and cake. Lovely outside area to sit and enjoy the sunshine. Very nice staff. Would love to come back for lunch once day.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank lizh215
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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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