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Serenity Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Shop 6 | Whangarei Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-430 0841
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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112 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Went here for breakfast with relatives a few weeks ago. Our aged uncle did not receive his ordered breakfast at all. By then we had eaten our offerings. We suggested, to the waitperson, that he might like something to eat, and perhaps not get charged for it. No response. This café has potential, but the staff need some additional training... More 

Thank guggetravel
Whangarei, New Zealand
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Excellent choice of food, good service, good choice for gluten intolerance people. Indoor and outdoor seats under cover and dogs made welcome.

Thank Barbara S
New Zealand
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

connecting with family whilst both in town - busy cafe but food and service was good. I am gluten intolerant - diagnosed not by choice - G/free bread was not a problem disappointed in no butter on sandwich - Helloo??. Mistake made with another diners panini. Mistake made with my beverage. Yes they were busy but when you pay for... More 

Thank flier2
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Would recommend this cafe for its variety of food and excellent service. Cheerful staff too. The coffee was hot and served quickly. Tables were being cleared all the time with no dirty dishes left unattended. Plenty of space and a pleasant outlook. Will call in again next time we're up this way.

Thank Peonie49
Wellington, New Zealand
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Big portions, helpful service, beautiful ingredients. Allergy notice very encouraging for us as our son is allergic to dairy eggs and nuts. It said they would do their best and they did. He had the fish and chips which was huge and the best he's ever had. My smoked chicken salad had perfect avocado and well-judged dressing. Daughter had the... More 

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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Hope your hungry, you are going to get real portions of real kiwi food here, make sure your hungry when you Visit here because you won't want to waste any of the treasures they have on offer. .

Thank JCH1986
Whangarei, New Zealand
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226 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We popped in here for lunch. Being a local I know this place is always very busy and no wonder. It is good value and good food. There are many many staff so the wait is efficient and quick. I had a late breakfast menu going until 3 pm, of smoked hapuka in a white sauce./ so much food on... More 

Thank Anne255371
Red Deer, Canada
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165 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Saturday morning at this cafe is happening! Busy place offering hot breakfasts (eggs, crepes, etc), to the usual muffins and scones. Lunches also available. Best mocha I've had in NZ. Breakfast large enough to share (omelette). Prices comparable to other cafes of this level. Indoor/outdoor seating.

Thank Janine P
Whangarei, New Zealand
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here on douses of occasions, over the years the years the seating has changed slightly with an increase outside and the introduction of covered eating to protect from rain and sun. As this is very well placed in town and very close to the waterfront and bus terminal, it's going to get busy particularly around lunch time.... More 

Thank ScampinIzzy
Whangarei, New Zealand
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Always busy, always good. From simple good cabinet items, to full steak meals and all in between. Our go to place for breakfast, lunch or morning n afternoon tea. Coffee and cake is yumm. Meals are big and cooked perfectly. I would highly recommend it. Possibly go a little bit either side of normal lunch hours to ensure you can... More 

Thank elleayr2016

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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, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
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
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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