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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%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“risotto” (3 reviews)
“blt” (6 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, New Zealand, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, wonderful service. We were traveling from Blenheim to Christchurch and looking for somewhere to stop for lunch. Checked TA and came up with this place. Perfect!

Thank Asciential
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family stopped off on our day trip from Christchurch to Kaikoura for breakfast at the Nor'Wester, having been there several times before. We got there just before the mad rush and had a good table, and ordered our coffees and meals. The coffees arrived...More

Thank Gavin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on a busy Saturday morning and were told there would be a bit of a wait for coffee and food- both our coffees and food arrived at the same time and it wasn't too much of a wait. Always nice when your told...More

Thank JessH508
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely experience with the friendly staff and the yummy food. In particular the sausage roll was exceptional. The best place to stop!

Thank Claire S
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Another wonderful meal at our favourite spot in Canterbury. I can’t recommend the NorWester enough. Keep it up guys.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 December 2017

The present owners have transformed this cafe/restaurant into a welcoming comfortable environment. It was a hot sunny day, we ate outside on the terrace under shady vines. The four of us had different dishes, we all thought they were excellent. I had the Ceasar salad,...More

Thank leondegraff
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a nice coffee on a trip and after checking reviews we decided this was the place and it was absolutely lovely! Firstly the ambience and decor is great , and the manager so welcoming and chatty explaining the coffee they use....More

Thank chris G
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Fantastic always keep it up we are in nth Canterbury and stop when ever we can for coffees and some meals recommend to all

Thank Maurice M
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Norwester has been a regular stop for the past couple of years commuting ChCh- Mt Lyford. Consistently excellent coffee equalling anything in ChCh, fast professional service, priced right.Just want to acknowledge you guys since I have now moved permanently to the city won't be on...More

Thank O8536JLjamesj
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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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