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) #12 of 278 Restaurants in Dunedin $$ - $$$ Cafe, European,
29 The Octagon, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand
+64 3-479 0808
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“donuts” (47 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
29 The Octagon, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Memorably good food - and we've had breakfast, lunch and dinner there. Great location in the center of Dunedin and nice ambiance, next to the Art Gallery. If you just want a coffee that's great too! For a nice meal out you can't go past...More

Thank BillWvetcyclist
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely cafe. Been a few times for breakfast although not lately. Coffee and injectable donuts this time. Coffee served smaller than I like so had two. Otherwise delicious.

Thank sansandruby
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nova Cafe is a Dunedin favourite in a great location, but we have been disappointed on recent visits. The food is not as interesting, fresh-tasting or unique as it used to be and the chefs are completely unwilling to adapt any of the dishes. On...More

Thank 578mirah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had Saturday breakfast which was average. The wait staff were very friendly and helpful but I expected more from the food.

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nova has maintained its popularity for years now - and deservedly so. But our most recent visit was deeply disappointing. The positive: the waitstaff were quietly attentive. The downside - the food was lacklustre. The cauliflower fritters suffered from undercooking, and a deficiency of cauliflower....More

Thank 479David
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After sending a Private message on the day to give them a chance to respond and getting no response I now feel the need to share our experience I was part of a group of 13 Ladies who had a booking for lunch on Saturday...More

Thank Kerry D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really unique injectable doughnut here. The doughnut itself it's delicious by the way, but you need to get some filling to get the full experience. Give it a try to the seasonal fillings, they are really good. We come from Europe (Spain) where places close...More

Thank Kaikota
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arranged to take a visiting group here as it was close to where they were staying. The dinner menu had something for everyone and took people out of their comfort zone a little food wise too! The staff and we had several different wait people,...More

Thank Murray F
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Staff are amazing here, late night coffee n cake date night. Even after a long day your treated as if it was morning tea time

1  Thank TraceySmith1962
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Nova was closing doors at 10pm sat night, the door to Nova said open hours...... till late anyway i was a little confused but lady at front of house said we are closing but we could maybe offer you a tea or coffee or a...More

1  Thank miss-severne
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 The Octagon, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand (Formerly Nova Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-479 0808
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