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Black Dog Cafe & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, New Zealand, Bar, Cafe, British, Pub
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109 Princes Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-471 8180
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Black dog cafe has great cakes and good coffee. We come here all of the time for their Mocha bowls. Be prepared to leave shaking the bowls massive. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Super-traveller1971
Perth, Australia
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We often drop in here for a coffee after an evening out. It has a cosy friendly warm environment which we enjoy.

Thank Jane B
Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very poor customer service, was not greeted or acknowledged apon my arrival. Ordered the seafood chowder witch was suppose to be 'the best in town' as advertised on the radio. It was crap! Tasted like all it had in it was fish and a couple baby prawns..my spew looks better than the seafood chowder I was served today. P.s they... More 

Thank mcfineass
Dunedin, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the special fish of the day which was pan fried lemon sole with chips and salad. Three pieces of sole and I could only eat two. Not too many chips and a good size salad. Shared dessert of lemon meringue pie - very scrummy. The dessert case was full of very lovely looking options - banoffie pie, afghan cookies,... More 

Thank Toni2011
Cairns Australia
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69 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service and staff as well as great food. Great place to relax for a meal or a snack - very friendly.

Thank ChrisinCairns
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a backpacker from the Netherlands, so please excuse my spelling... I've been working in Dunedin for like 6 months.. at least once a week I bought the muffin & coffee deal for $6,50.. the coffee is average good, the muffin in massive and is delicious! Price is good, coffee is good, the muffin in legend! 5/5 till we meet... More 

Thank Gino A
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We paid for our food and drinks. Sat down waited for our food. When we got our food lady asked us if we wanted to order drinks, had to remind her we had already ordered drinks. Our meal was good. Finished up and left. Dont know if i would come back again.

Thank Nathan W
Newcastle, Australi
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I had a Thai Beef Salad that tasted terrible. It had a cinnamon-y taste that I've never had before in a Thai Beef Salad and hope to never experience again. My husbands lasagna was just average. The restaurant seemed grim and tired.

Thank Terri S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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779 reviews
510 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 490 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Enticed in by the happy hour promise of cheap ale, and this extends to everything on tap instead of just the Speight's Gold Medal like in most of the other bars. The service started off friendly enough, as I took my drink over to our table and sat down whilst my partner waited behind for her hot chocolate. However, the... More 

1 Thank Simon C
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We used to enjoy our meals at the Dog but our last two visits haven't been enjoyable. The food is still good but the service is very ordinary.

Thank Jenny A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Bar, Cafe, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Princes Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-471 8180

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