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Cafe, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 3 January 2023 via mobile

Very nice cafe/bar. Tastefully decorated. The staff were attentive and friendly. We had the beef bene and crispy poached egg meals and recommend both. Worth a visit.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 10 May 2022 via mobile

Went here for breakfast and it was so good! There were only two staff members working and they were doing such a good job. Our food came out really quick and it tasted really good.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 24 April 2022

Great service and food - due to Covid staff absences one guy was doing literally everything. But all our great meals still came out at once and were delicious. Nice ambiance in the cafe as well. The best food we ate in Whangarei.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2021

The restaurant was nearly empty but service was slow I ordered baked eggs but i got poached eggs on top of a concocion of tomatoes,quinoa and lentils.bread wasnt toasted and notthing had been near an oven.My partner ordered the beef burger and fries.they had no...G/F buns only bread and the fries were just warm.Staff were pleasant enoughMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 August 2021

Nothing was too much for the staff I dealt with. I even down sized my meal not a problem. All the food was cooked to perfection. Plus none of it had been oversalted,which is perfect for people on a low salt diet. I would say...the long black coffee I had was average. We will definitely be back. Thanks guys.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 16 July 2021 via mobile

i really felt for the staff, clearly understaff and quite disorganised, they ran out of wedges at lunch time, coffee was undrinkable but the attendant was happy to swap it out for a juice.food came out in dribs and drabs….never had loaded fries and wedges...with bacon and a blob of mozerlla , i wouldnr reccamend it. you need more staff for lunch tiime rushes, making coffee, surving and delivering food plus clearing is not really effective, especally when mistakes were being ,made and items forgotten.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 28 March 2021 via mobile

We where unlucky with my partner to ended up here, the FoH was completely unprofessional, unhelpful and unsmiling. I ordered « egg Benedict » witch is a basic in every cafe and the eggs where overcook, the Hollandaise sauce was obviously bough in a cheep place 6$...extra for a vegetarian option witch was 1 poor old tomato grilled and 3 mushrooms fighting Over the burned bread. cafe it self was over extracted and burned, even the cup seemed dirty. I did say everything to the useless FoH who even blink ... over all expensive for everything !!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 16 October 2020

Very friendly and fast service. Awesome coffee and tasty breakfast. Building is a bit tired but clean.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Safari36624325823, Owner at Nectar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2020

thanks

Reviewed 10 October 2020 via mobile

We enjoyed a late lunch here. I ordered French toast and hubby had mushrooms and bacon. He couldn't resist saying there wasn't 'mushroom' for more. However he did find the sauce had a strange texture and quite rich for him. My French toast with berries...was lovely as not to sweet and just right portion size. The menu has some interesting options and I would be tempted back there again. The view when sitting in the back is good as well.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Safari36624325823, Owner at Nectar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2020

very much appreciated for your true feedback

Reviewed 4 October 2020

We stopped for the award winning coffee... what a joke! The place extremely dated and grubby. The Mushrooms drowned in balsamic vinegar. Seriously the funniest experience ever! The waiter asked if I wanted milk with my herbal tea.... UMmmm?! Yuck!!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Safari36624325823, General Manager at Nectar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2020

I am really sorry to see that you had bad experience at our place which is not usual and not egnorable .

Reviewed 21 March 2020

We went here for brunch. It was our second time.It is a pleasant and clean place with nice staff and nice food

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 2 February 2020

Thought we'd try this place out using a grab one voucher. Went in and there was only 2 tables in the whole place being used. I advised the man at the front counter that we had a grab one voucher. Was grumpily asked had we...booked, I said no, he said it says on the voucher you have to book. I looked around confused as the place was practically empty, can we book a table then? I understand if the place is full then point out that you have to book but when it's empty it's such a rude greeting. Took a long time for someone to come take our orders but when they were eventually taken food and coffee was quick to arrive and good!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 19 January 2020 via mobile

I was blown away by the lovely iced coffee, got chatting to one of the staff and he told me about the organic coffee beans they use and how they do a lot of vegan and gluten free meals here too! I came back because...last time I enjoyed the atmosphere so much, and it is totally worth a trip to. The coffee and service both get a 10/10 from me :)More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 3 December 2019

Brunch during the week. Both meals were generous portions. Clean, plenty of seating and taseful decor

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 20 September 2019 via mobile

I had lunch at Nectar with my mother-in-law, sister-in-law and 2 other ladies. The restaurant was not busy and we had to wait a bit for our coffees. I ordered the corn fritters with smoked salmon - very generous serve of salmon but fritters a...little underwhelming. Nice cafe but seems to lack a point of difference.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Nectar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4