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Nor'Wester Cafe

95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
+64 3-314 9411
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“fish and chips” (10 reviews)
“bread” (11 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just missed breakfast so couldn't order off the breakfast menu obviously, which was fair enough. Couldn't order off from the lunch menu, as I'm vegetarian, which is fair enough. No options there. Three options in the cabinet so just ordered some tea. Breakfast would have...More

Thank Herbie15
Dale H, Manager at Nor'Wester Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Herbie, Firstly - thank you for coming to visit us here at the Norwester! We aim to make everyone have an enjoyable experience, we do so by catering to the needs of a diverse range of customers. Rating us as poor, by saying we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here while travelling, delicious homemade chips and the burger was so good! Friendly staff and quick service! Will definitely stop by again when passing through again.

1  Thank alexiawilliams
Dale H, Manager at Nor'Wester Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Alexia, the burger is something we are working on!! Look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped on our way from Christchurch to Kaikoura. Very friendly staff and food was reasonable. Coffee was so good we stopped there again on way back!

Thank Chris W
Dale H, Manager at Nor'Wester Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wonderful Thanks Chris! Great coffee is what we strive for, glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had fish and chips here. The salad and chips were good. The fish itself was dry and seemed over cooked. I also had coffee that was fine. This was ok place for a road stop.More

Thank Winter M
Dale H, Manager at Nor'Wester Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Winter M - Thanks for your review of our family owned Cafe! I do remember your visit fondly - I'm sorry you didnt enjoy your meal as much as I thought when I came to meal check you, If we had spoken about any...More

Reviewed 7 February 2018

We stopped here for lunch on our way through town and were glad we did. The staff were very friendly. We sat outside on the patio and had lunch. The food was amazing. My husband had the pasta of the day fettuccine and said it...More

3  Thank karen6490
Dale H, Manager at Nor'Wester Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Karen! Was wonderful to have you guys! Look forward to seeing you again !

Reviewed 26 January 2018

We nearly missed this charming place. We had a warm welcome as we entered the door, we ordered our food (which was very good ) struck up a conversation with a lovely lady and her grand daughter, only to find out that she was the...More

1  Thank Dave S
Dale H, Manager at Nor'Wester Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Dave! We look forward to catching up with you next time. Ronnie and the boys thoroughly enjoyed having a bit of a catch up with you! Take care!

Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Great service. Lovely looking cabinet food. Enjoyed my BLT but the bread was very tough to cut. Garden around the outdoor area needed some attention. Very clean toilets which even had handcream!! Would recommend and return for sure.

Thank sherbsfamily
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Very welcoming cafe on main road with inside and outside seating areas. Stopped for coffee and cake. Enjoyable experience.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Great cafe with an excellent menu, they do a perfect flat white and the staff are always polite and friendly. Awesome outdoor area, stop on your way North or heading home, you will receive a warm welcome by this family run business who will go...More

1  Thank PaulG_ChCh
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped off yesterday and had breads fries and a wine, my grandson has an ice cream sundae which was free... Great food, great service, great setting

Thank Lynnie1961
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Amberley
  • Phone Number: +64 3-314 9411
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