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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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All reviews cakes salad sweet items highly recommend this cafe the main highway great coffee great selection of food great cafe dunedin cabinet nz
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Ordered a gluten free pie - checked with 2 different staff members who both assured me it was gluten free, it was NOT gluten free and I was very ill due to this. Hard to find an email address and when I did and emailed...them regarding this I got no reply.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 May 2023 via mobile

Stopped for a quick breakfast on my way to Dunedin. I wish I had more time. The cabinet is groaning with amazing home cooked food and the service is provincial NZ, warm welcoming and friendly. The coffee is good too!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time we have stopped for a late breakfast - early lunch. The bacon and eggs was exceptional again! Home made bread for the eggs and a very generous bacon portion. Not tempted by the decadent home baked slices- generously sized - keeping an eye...on the waistline (unfortunately).More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 17 April 2024

Amazing food . So much to choose from . Best cafe I have been to in a long time. Also great customer service. I even got asked how I wanted my bacon cooked. It is not only cabinet food the bacon and eggs were presently...very nicely and cooked to perfection Make sure you don’t miss it look out for the orange and black sign just before Waimate Kura turn offMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 April 2024 via mobile

Nice stop while traveling route 1. Quick bite and coffee. Nice staff. At a fork in highways. Some customer parking spaces available.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 7 April 2024

I had the sausage roll. It was so hard on each end I couldn't get knife to cut it. Rest was really poor, possibly a microwave error?. Next two tables were up in arms about terrible food which the couldn't eat. I was totally shocked...as in years gone by it was a favourite stop because of the great food.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 23 March 2024 via mobile

Promoted a selection of exotic pies, but my Thai Green Chicken one was very dry, as though it had been in a hot cabinet for several days. My partner’s salad lacked dressing, and salt & pepper had to be asked for specially, as it was...not available anywhere. A good selection of over-large sweet slices was a plus, but being completely staffed by overseas students with limited English caused ordering difficulties for both us, and other groups coming in. Parking for our caravan, and other Motorhomes, was also an issue. This cafe is strategically placed on SH1, but has gone downhill in the last year or so, and could do a lot better.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 March 2024

If I could give this place negative stars I would! Walking into the cafe presentation is so great but I asked for a pie and got a microwave sponge. ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTED, such a let down. Staff were so rude and nasty. Would never go back...there again.. also being judged for the way I looked, wasn’t impressed.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 March 2024

Came In with family, coffee was burnt and bitter, and service was slow was told scones where made that day but they were hard and dry , when I told them about the service and coffee I was yelled at and asked if I was...a trained barista, which I am and then was told I should never come backMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024 via mobile

We always stop here. The food is delicious - cabinet food and there’s also a menu. Friendly staff, nice outside area, we are never disappointed.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024 via mobile

Appeared to be very understaffed with a long queue to order food. Coffee and cake very good but the omelet was dry and the eggs in the egg benedict were very hard and over cooked. When we told the waitress about the eggs she said...that's how they normally made them!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024

I am a casual diner usually breakfast. They used to make amazing GF crepes. This mornings experience was abysmal. The crepes seemed fine however they were covered in burnt maple syrup and burnt bananas. I opt out of the bacon. It would seem they may...have new owners as I didn’t recognise any of the staff. Nevertheless the experience left a literally bad taste in my mouth. I didn’t have time to complain as it took 20mins to get my food with no one else in the cafe. In my opinion the food was almost inedible. Not good at all and I won’t be back.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024 via mobile

Eight of us stopped for lunch. What a surprise. A book shouldn’t be judged by its cover. The meals were mid-priced, very generous in size, well made, and very tasty. Quick service too. 👌👍

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

Staff very friendly, also very accommodating with special requests on menu. Clean floors and clearing tables quickly. I can only fault them on not having sugar on tables, the coffee had a sachet in saucer but tea didn't and I forgot to ask. Meals nicely...presented and tasty.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024

Sorry but this was a disappointment we got a cooked meal and hubby asked for tomatoes and got a half of one and meal was bland. I got a omelet that I could not cut as it got colder it got harder. Tea for 2...I had to ask for more hot water and sugar and more milk. It was a big difference from when I stopped last time. They were scrimping and it was not needed. Sad 😥More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Cafe Nosh is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5