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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 7 December 2013

Congratulations on the new cafe at the Town Basin, a beautiful setting.The service is prompt, friendly staff and whats more the food and coffee are great.

Date of visit: November 2013
Thank ValerieR-E
Justin L, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2013

Hi Valerie - thanks for your positive comments - really appreciate them! cheers Justin and Anna

Reviewed 6 December 2013

It's a while since I've been there, but I remember that the blueberry Muffins were the best ones on the North Island of N.Z. I found only one (tiny) place in the midst of nowhere on the South Island which topped this place. So if...More

Date of visit: January 2013
Thank GaultMillieu
Justin L, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2013

Our blueberry muffins are really popular and we rotate the selection so there is a great variety made fresh daily. Thanks for your feedback. Cheers Justin and Anna

Reviewed 5 December 2013

Great cafe, Anna and Justin have done a fantastic job in bringing this place to life, attentive staff, great coffee, cakes to die for and an imaginative menu makes this the perfect stop on the Town Basin for either a quick drink and snack or...More

Date of visit: November 2013
Thank James T
Justin L, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2014

Thanks for your feedback and apologies for being so tardy in responding - great to hear you had a great time and we hope we can host you again the future. Cheers Anna and Justin

Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

We had breakfast here last week and it was fab!! Coffees were perfect... My flat white was nice and strong and the milk was creamy and delicious! Had the French toast and my boyfriend had the eggs benedict. Both were yummy and the portions very...More

Date of visit: November 2013
Thank Bexen
Justin L, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2013

Hi Bexen - thanks for your most positive feedback - it is really great to hear that the hard work and passion we are putting into the newest cafe at the Town Basin is bearing fruit. We hope that you return again soon and spread...More

Reviewed 27 November 2013

We went there for breakfast on Saturday morning, nice place to eat, had kiwi breakfast, good food and plenty of it.

Date of visit: November 2013
Thank john k
Justin L, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2013

Hi John K - Thanks for your kind words - nice place to eat, good food and plenty of it - just what we want to hear. If I remember rightly even the weather was good! Thanks again - kind regards Anna and the team.

Reviewed 1 November 2013

We went here for lunch. We were disappointed. The previous day we had been past and saw that it was busy and made a note to return. We ordered three meals and all three were below average. The wedges were dry and overcooked. The chicken...More

Date of visit: October 2013
1  Thank mosscopeekotrain
Justin L, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2013

Hi there - I am pleased you visited Riverside Café so soon after a complete revamp and reopening. After only a few days open we obviously had not everything quite right and we apologise for this. I am pleased that my staff recovered some ground...More

Reviewed 30 October 2013

Anyone familiar with Whangarei will recognise the premises that once were 'Mondos'..and will see a major transition has taken place leaving the sparkling new Riverside Cafe in place. The product has been lifted, including the quirky new logo. It does not pretend to be a...More

Date of visit: October 2013
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Groups
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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