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Topiary Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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Bush Road, Mosgiel 9092, New Zealand
+64 3-489 1990
09:00 - 17:00
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been lots of times and it's a great setting friendly staff great food but often friends say they would love them to have a change on the menu ocassionally

Thank Valda G
Hamilton, New Zealand
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111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Surprise to find a great cafe overlooking a stunning garden in a garden centre down a metal drive in Mosgiel. Food was excellent and service was speedy as we had asked so we could catch a plane. Highly recommended

Thank Keithry
Dunedin, New Zealand
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Hadn't been here for a while. The menu doesn't seem to have changed much since my last visit 2-3 years ago. However the service and food are still excellent. When ordering the portobello mushrooms dont expect a few big mushrooms on your plate! My plate was full of delicious mushrooms. The salmon bagel is also good value, there is alot... More 

Thank Karen B
Dunedin, New Zealand
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We only ordered "Iced Chocolate" and were very dissapointed to each receive a tiny bottle of Lewis Road Creamery chocolate milk served over a glass full of ice. This was not explained to us when we asked whether iced chocolate was available. Based on experience we would expect some icecream, cream, chocolate sauce, etc... In reality we could have gone... More 

Thank Matt N
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely setting, great food with good coffee and service. Hadn't expected this much from a garden centre cafe. One improvement. The road sign obstructs your view on exiting the driveway.

Thank Heather R
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We had chips and they were great. I'd go back any day. Keep up the work guys and gals! It's a wonderful outlook, over a mini golf course with ducks and people. Very nice setting altogether. High ranking for the area, nice and friendly... See you there!

Thank myfoodexpressions
Dunedin, New Zealand
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Called in this morning for coffee. It is usually very good. Unfortunately today all four of us received luke-warm coffee and tasteless. We did send it back. The second cup was at the correct temperature, but very weak. Most disappointing. Food was excellent. Come on guys, be consistent!

Thank Alan C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

After flying into Dunedin on an early flight we were all keen for a decent breakfast, this cafe certainly delivered that in brilliant surroundings. Well worth the slight detour off our route. Prompt personal service and breakfast delivered really quickly to our hungry tummies, many thanks. Really recommend can see why all the locals keep going back.

Thank Zak1100
Dunedin, New Zealand
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

A quick visit from us locals. Again! Ring in advance to get a table for anything. Even a cup of coffee. This is very popular with every one. Can be disappointing just turning up as very busy at the best of time. Pikles and coffee. The best. Cheap. Very tastely. Will be back again.

Thank ScottyMack2016
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Terrible service. We were advised there would be a delay (20 mins) in getting coffee, which was fine, but after an hour we gave up and left. The staff were very rude and wanted to charge for the coffee, then loudly whinged about us for not wanting to pay for something we didn't receive. We also ordered cabinet food for... More 

Thank Richard A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bush Road, Mosgiel 9092, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Mosgiel
  • Phone Number: +64 3-489 1990

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?