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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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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Town Basin 14 Quayside, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

I enjoyed an hour here over coffee and an excellent breakfast of bacon, poached eggs and toast. It has a nice ambience with veyr helpful and courteous staff, in contrast to the rather drab places just close by.

Thank NeilMarshall2267
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We have been disappointed with meals in the Basin but not at this lunch with good service, food and ambiance

Thank wpwGlasgow
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I suffer from a Chilli \ Pepper allergy and whenever I go out to eat have to inform staff and explain what I can & can't eat, with that in mind the staff at the Riverside Café were exceptional in their attention to detail in...More

Thank sisters1955
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Huge queue, incredibly slow service, dreadful food. Never again! Obviously so many more options along the waterfront in Whangarei. Highly recommended- to choose elsewhere

2  Thank amandajT2648ZT
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful spot in the sun, could have sat here all day. Unfortunately ordered coffee and a savoury muffin - the muffin tasted like it had yesterday's leftover veg thrown in and the coffee was under extracted and watery. Unfortunately won't be returning anytime soon.

1  Thank Lauren A
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Hence the popularity. We went back twice. Once for lunch and then the following day for breakfast. Great food and great service. Very good coffee! Great with the kids as the menu choices were easy and no fuss. As we all know nuggets and chips...More

Thank Teammambo
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We usually have breakfast when we are in Whanagrei and have never been disappointed with either the quality of the food or the coffee! This is a must visit in the Town Basin with such an awesome setting on the Marina. Recommended when you are...More

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The staff were friendly and personable, the coffee was excellent and our meal order was exactly as specified. The café was reasonably busy on a Sunday morning and obviously popular with the locals.

Thank LARRYR889
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely cafe, very friendly staff, very quick service, nice food. Maybe a little pricey, but it is in the central city so probably understandable. Lovely spot on a sunny day.

Thank calebstrawbridge
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely old cafe/restaurant on the Whangarei marina. Huge menu selection, offer alcoholic beverages as well as an array of cakes, slices and biscuits to go with coffee. Inside and outside dining! Quality staff and the coffee is excellent!

Thank Jo L
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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, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, 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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