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Cafe, New Zealand, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 30 April 2024

Great spot with excellent food and coffee! Staff are very friendly and professional. This is a perfect spot for a brunch trip out into the country from Christchurch or a pit stop on the drive through.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 February 2024 via mobile

Some cafes just have it. This family run cafe is tops. Every time we pass through we plan to stop there. Great menu but you ask and they might oblige. Coffee is excellent too. Can’t beat having owner on site.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024 via mobile

We have been visiting this cafe for many years as we travel up and down the East Coast of the South Island. It never disappoints. Fresh food, great coffee and a relaxed atmosphere. Thought it was time to let them know they make a difference...😊More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 February 2024 via mobile

Amazing coffee and delicious cakes at this gorgeous little cafe - a jewel in Amberley 💖 A wonderful little courtyard oasis to relax in

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 30 January 2024 via mobile

Lovely group gathering for morning tea, exceeding how many we thought but quick arrangement of tables saw us all happy. Great food & hit drinks kept us nattering.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

4 0f us stopped here on our way to Christchurch on Sunday without a booking. We were lucky to get a table outside in the lovely courtyard. We ordered Eggs Bennie, vegetarian breakfast, pea and avo and a ham and cheese toastie we all enjoyed...our meals. Very fresh and tasty. Tea and coffee were also excellent as was the serviceMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 December 2023

Don't pass this way often these days, but how reassuring to experience that same warm Nor Wester hospitality when in for a small flat white - as good as ever - and (seriously delicious!) cheese scone to go, en route to Nelson last week. Couldn't...have been happier!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 November 2023

Lovely atmosphere great food. Will be stopping here again if we comeback this way when heading back north

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 September 2023 via mobile

My wife and I visited on a sunny spring morning, we weren’t sure if we could get a table due to the popularity of the cafe. We were pleasantly surprised that we were able to dine there, we must have judged it perfectly, more luck...than judgment on our part. We both ordered Eggs Bennie, which arrived after a very short wait. The waitress couldn’t have been more helpful and was very friendly. It’s been a couple of years since our last visit, we certainly won’t leave it so long before we return.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023

Everyone was very helpful. The service was great and the food great as well. Discussed with the manager about trip advisor showing thecplace was closed and he dealt with that issue immediately.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 March 2023 via mobile

Highly recommend you stop here. Fabulous food and service. Lovely outdoor eating area. Will stop in again with the family.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Dale Hutt, General Manager at Nor'Wester Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2023

Thanks for taking the time to review us, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon! All the best

Reviewed 11 February 2023

First visited in 2018 - excellent food and service then. We were delighted to see this Cafe survived Covid and was still open. The food and service was just as we remembered PERFECT. The still warm scones given to us by the owner for our...onward journey were the icing on the cake. Will certainly be making a detour to ensure we visit once again when we return to NZMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Dale Hutt, General Manager at Nor'Wester Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2023

Thanks for taking the time to review us, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon! All the best

Reviewed 30 December 2022 via mobile

Had a terrific breakfast and coffee here on our way to Kaikoura. The cafe is fairly large but not that obvious from the road side. It’s on the Christchurch side of the road and can easily be mistaken as a motel. Which it isn’t. My...smashed pea and avocado was delicious. Cappuccino was pretty good. Bathroom available Indoor and outdoor seating.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 30 December 2022 via mobile

Wonderfully friendly staff, even on a busy sunny hot day. The setting is a gem with lovely out doors and plenty of shade. A must stop for all

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 4 December 2022

We thought it would be quiet in this small town cafe but it was so busy customers were being turned away. Admittedly it was raining - limited to indoor tables and takeaway but this place was thriving. Luckily we arrived just at the right moment...and a table was open for our group. Staff were exceptionally welcoming and friendly - service was prompt - food was delicious - menu totally appropriate. Would recommend without hesitation only due to the fact we are visitors and not expecting a regular table :-)More

Date of visit: November 2022
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NOR'WESTER CAFE, Amberley - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Nor'Wester Cafe offers takeaway services.

Nor'Wester Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4