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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 6 September 2017

I travel with my stomach. My wife travels with her eyes. We'd come to the Whangarei Town Basin to catch the Jo Hardy Retrospective- Not Now Apocalypse at the Art Museum. I knew we'd be spending some serious time at the exhibition and felt I...More

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank PerfectStrangerNZ
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a order at the counter cafe. Water was self service. We ordered the seafood chowder, which arrived promptly with garlic bread. It was $14, and was very tasty and filling. I had a house Chardonnay which was very acceptable, and my partner had...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank KerryHannam
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Good cafe in an excellent location. Nice outdoor sitting option. Attractive cabinet food that tasted as good as it looked. All this washed down with a cup of good coffee made for an excellent experience. Serving staff were friendly and attentive s well.

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank jtehlor
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We went for lunch my husband he really wanted a white bread sandwich which they d not do so he decided on a coconut, chocolate and berry muffin it was divine, I had cream cheese and lashings of cold smoked salmon was the best, coffee...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank 3,792,015
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is a popular restaurant. Great breakfast selection. In door and out door table options. Helpful staff. Not a lot of nearby parking, but was okay on this week day.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank John L
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Well .. we had a terrific, friendly experience here ... the food was great and we felt so welcomed by Tara and Chef Devon .. highly recommended as a great breakfast outing ... thank you for making it special for us.

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank carolyn c
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Came here for brunch with my partner, food was brought to our table fairly quickly but overall rather disappointing. I had the chicken burger which I didn't much care for, was bland and the aioli they served with it (and with the fries) tasted strongly...More

Date of visit: April 2017
2  Thank Angiee1624
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

This place seems busy... if you want food you have to go to the counter to order and in our case we had to queue for a while. We both had eggs benedict - it was good but not great. The eggs were good -...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Chelchel1234
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We had breakfast at the Riverside and the menu was plentiful, service quick and efficient and staff able to assist with a choice recommendation and all outside in the beautiful fresh air.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank alig6336
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is a great place to sit outside and watch the people and boats go by. We had two coffees and a huge tasty yogurt and nut scone. The service was pleasant and quite quick. The food looked nice on other tables. A nice setting...More

Date of visit: March 2017
1  Thank old_romantics_2000
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Restaurant Details

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