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Serenity Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
Shop 6 | Whangarei Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-430 0841
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (29 reviews)
“pies” (16 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Shop 6 | Whangarei Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Very busy cafe but food is excellent. Coffee is great too. This cafe would be the top cafe in Whangarei, their food is exceptional. Great for take way food like pies sandwiches, cakes and coffee. Their meals are very good value and their selection is...More

Thank kathybeckham
Reviewed 2 October 2017

had two meals in this almost waterside cafe had good service and the food was good so was the coffee

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Good coffee but there it stopped I ordered the eggs Benedict and the eggs were overcooked and the hollandaise tasteless.

Thank 112shireel
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Super place for breakfast. Yummy food, quick service, lovely outside seating. Will go again. The crepes were really good.

Thank lauramariehamill
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This cafe is so popular, can be busy, has nice food selection, and coffee is nice, the pies have gone up, but for a one off, or take away, still worth it.Staff are really nice, go out of there way to help.

Thank Peteh222
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The food at Serenity Cafe is the best at the Town Basin for quality and price. The people are really lovely and the food is amazing.

Thank dianesander2016
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Serenity is our 'go to' café. It is central, does a good breakfast and a super iced coffee in the summer.

Thank gold25
Reviewed 28 August 2017

If you want to have great food & excellent service this is the place to go too at the basin.I have been a regular here for several years.We live in Paihia and when visiting Whangarei this always our lunch place, prices are very reasonable compared...More

Thank Kenneth C
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Lovely place to have lunch,ordered fish chips and salad,fresh snapper. could not fault staff very friendly. coffee is great.Large bacon breakfast is a must.We will return

Thank suzy_sam2017
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had breakfast here yesterday, now although we were eating what I would call a greasy meal, my plate was swimming in grease afterwards, more so than usual. That being said, the meal was excellent, well cooked and prepared to order. If...More

Thank ScampinIzzy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 6 | Whangarei Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-430 0841
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We have indoor booth seating as well as tables for couples and tables for four. If you are a big family don't be shy to ask our friendly staff to join tables, we are more than happy to do that for you. Outside are more tables and seating with umbrellas for shade. A view of our Clock museum with flowers surrounding a huge sundial gives plenty to entertain visually while enjoying your meal. Tour buses regularly arrive not far from our doorstep with lots of parking and a big play area for children just around the corner. Feedback is essential for constant improvement which we welcome gladly. We hope you enjoy your meal, From all the staff at Serenity Cafe :)
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