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Nor'Wester Cafe

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95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
+64 3-314 9411
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07:30 - 16:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always find the Nor'Western a lovely place to stop when passing through Amberley or working in the area. Staff are always friendly and helpful. Coffee and food delicious as well

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Thank Ray S
New Zealand
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place. The atmosphere is really lovely - set in an old bungalow well restored. The coffee was very good. We had the full breakfast. The sausages were fantastic - from the local Harris Meats (I asked!) I heartily recommend this to anyone. A very nice cafe with lovely new owners. We will definitely be back. Thank you... More 

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2 Thank EmmaisinNZ
Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We received extremely good service, and equally exceptional food. The size of the meal looked on the light size but the quality made up for this. Surprisingly the light size meal was more than enough to totally satisfied our hunger pains. We thoroughly enjoyed the quality food and the exceptional service. Look forward in dinning there again.

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2 Thank Pete v
Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Great stop for lunch on a Sunday, we popped in, when we just went for a drive. Great staff, very friendly, quick service and great follow up to make sure everything was ok.. Will definitely go back and recommend to family and friends.. Food was very nice perfect for lunch.. Would love to go for breakfast too..

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2 Thank Maryanne C
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful in summer, warm and cosey in winter we always stop when riding through. Off street parks lots of takes and good food.

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1 Thank PeckedKiwi
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on way through Amberley. Lovely and clean premises. Staff were welcoming and very accomodating of the young children we had with us . Food was delicious and hot straight from the kitchen . Highly recommended.

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3 Thank Samuel O
Ashburton, New Zealand
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99 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We called into here for a llate lunch. We were welcomed when we entered the cafe. Staff helpful and friendly. There was still a reasonable amount of cabinet food plus you could have ordered off quite a large menu. The food we ordered was nicely presented and tasty. The cafe appeared well kept, clean and tidy. Will certainly visit again

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3 Thank Rosemary73
Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We just popped in for afternoon tea, simple culpa and cake. The tea was hot, tasted like tea, and the ginger cake tasted of ginger. Can't ask for more than that. We'll be back.

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2 Thank CaptainCompass
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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169 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We stopped here for breakfast, and really enjoyed it. The setting was lovely and the cafe was warm and cozy. The service was great. The food was very good, as was the coffee. We all left contented and happy. This is a lovely place for a food stop and relaxing break from the road

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1 Thank john j
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Great food and a wonderful atmosphere. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended. Great coffee. Fantastic seafood chowder. Right on the main road state highway 1. Always a pleasure to come back to.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 16:00
Thursday
07:30 - 16:00
Friday
07:30 - 16:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Amberley
  • Phone Number: +64 3-314 9411

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