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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 12 March 2017 via mobile

Could not fault anything about my experience here. Eggs benedict was cooked perfectly, the meals I saw on other tables all looked delicious. Really friendly and bubbly staff. Quick service especially for a busy Saturday lunch. Highly recommended

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Jea M
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is always good for a snack or lunchtime meal. The menu is varied and suites most tastes. The snacks are just right for any time of the day and breakfast dishes are very welcome. The outlook is good the atmosphere relaxing and the...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank johnamason
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is a great spot to have breakfast down on the river next to the Marina. The service was very prompt and the food was excellent. 100% recommend.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank NicholasH1590
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The Riverside Cafe in the Town Basin at Whangarei is a great place to have lunch - wonderful ambiance (overlooking the moored yachts and launches) attentive and friendly wait staff and a great choice of either cabinet food or from their blackboard menu. Service was...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Q2272BZpeterb
Reviewed 22 February 2017

A lovely almost colonial setting and ambience with great coffee on a winterless far North sunny day.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank peterneilson344
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.

Date of visit: February 2017
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

Date of visit: February 2017
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

Date of visit: February 2017
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

Date of visit: February 2017
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.

Date of visit: January 2017
1  Thank Lauren A
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Restaurant Details

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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
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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