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Nor'Wester Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
+64 3-314 9411
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“fish and chips” (12 reviews)
“bread” (11 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a nice lunch here on Sunday. Fresh gurnard. Real potato crispy chips hmmmm. Amberley pale ale went down a treat. Was busy so food took about 25 mins so pretty good. Recommend stopping in.

Thank Damon Braddock-... R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Food Great Customer Service Great prices and food especially for Gluten Free people. Cozy environment and amazing atmosphere.

Thank Janyka M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch. Busy and lots of people sitting outside. We opted for inside and there was more seating. Very nice menu to choose from. Food presented very well and very tasty. Service good and friendly. Owner was amused that I asked for vinegar...More

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped into the Cafe on Sunday on the way back from Hanmer .. was t brunch or lunch time . That time of day when You go this cafe probably has slim pickings BUT NO Awesome menu still available AND a well stocked cabinet to...More

Thank Hilary209
Dale H, Manager at Nor'Wester Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Hilary, Thank you so much for your fab review. We have been overwhelmed by the amount of positive feedback lately! Thanks for your kind words of recommendation. Look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this place. Service was fantastic as was the pot of tea AND the food. Thank you team Nor'Wester Cafe - it was just a lovely way to end our weekend get away.

Thank Airportguesthouse
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Fantastic southern hospitality along with a delicious big breakfast and great coffee! What more could you want

Thank deanpp65
Dale H, Manager at Nor'Wester Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Hi There, Thanks for your review. Makes us feel awesome that we are doing something right :)

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick breakfast on our way to Waipara. Instantly charmed by the lovely staff and warm decor. I had poached eggs on toast and my partner had the home made beans. Bother we're delicious. The coffee wasn't amazing but we're from...More

Thank Hecam
Dale H, Manager at Nor'Wester Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thanks for your Review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the majority of your visit here. We have many comments of the quality of our coffee, that usually - are glowing. Its a shame that it wasn't as enjoyable for you. Look forward...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018

Recommended by lady in garage next door as a great place for breakfast after overnight sray in Amberley. Staff were very helpfull, could actually order a half size full breakfast, service was great .Only complaint was that it was so hot with all the heating...More

Thank Wendy C
Dale H, Manager at Nor'Wester Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thanks for your review Wendy - We are super happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, glad you think our staff as wonderful as we do. In regards to the hot building, unfortunately its winter, which means we have to try get the place warm...More

Reviewed 16 May 2018

We were looking for a place for lunch on a wet day. The welcome we received was warm and friendly. The menu was extensive and of high quality. They certainly know how to make a good coffee. Certainly recommend

Thank Kathleen S
Dale H, Manager at Nor'Wester Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Hi Kathleen, Thank you for your great feedback on our coffee, we pride ourselves on being able to make a consistently great cup of coffee! Look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Called in for breakfast on our way north, very friendly staff, nice spacious setting, great food and the coffee was amazing!

Thank nomadmattm
Dale H, Manager at Nor'Wester Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Hi Nomadmattm, Thanks for your review. We appreciate the kind words about the food and coffee! Look forward to seeing you again

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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, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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