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The Good Oil Cafe

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314 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-479 9900
07:30 - 16:00
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Timaru, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love mushrooms. So does my wife, which is why we both often indulge when we're out dining, as we did at The Good Oil. Service was good, with smiles amid the busyness of a Dunedin lunch period, and the coffee was so good, I just had to have another. The range of cabinet food wasn't enormous, but it seemed... More 

Thank GrayMcGowan
Baulkham Hills, Australia
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308 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great coffee and museli for. Real fast, fast efficient service, this place is great to stop and grab some breakfast

Thank Kruiza
Christchurch, New Zealand
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163 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by for coffee and something sweet for afternoon tea. Great spot, and will definitely go back next time we are in Dunedin for a few days.

Thank philippagoile
Wellington, New Zealand
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543 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our breakfast here. The omelette was delicious and the coffee very good. The staff were friendly and the service prompt. The salads in the cabinet looked wonderful for lunch. I will return to try them soon.

Thank Alipa50
Dunedin, New Zealand
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Yep. We are back and will be again. Service was fast, on the button and smiles all round. Club sandwich and cinnon twist roll were very tasty and made well. Coffees were great and hot even if all delivered at different times.... got busy and over crowded very quickly. Will be back of course.

Thank ScottyMack2016
Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Staff were polite and quick food is delicous and well presented will definitely come again. Will look forward to it

Thank nhx77304
1 review
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Just worth 0 (only able to put 1 star). Ordered 1 cheeseroll, waited 20min, still had to ask waitress that we were still waiting for it only to be told that it was served to the wrong person (system of numbers should be straighforward especially for the waiters isnt it ?) which we are sure was somewhat a lie to... More 

Thank Toto A
Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We stopped for tea, and enjoyed the leisurely atmosphere of this cafe. The choice of loose-leaf tea was very good, and I particularly recommend the peppermint tea.

Thank martinrummel
Sydney, Australia
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261 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Good selection on menu.Good coffee and reasonable prices.Plenty of seating.Nice staff.Would go again

Thank Martin D
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We had breakfast here and the Bircher Muesli was to die for......best I have ever had in a restaurant. All the other meals were great and coffee was awesome. Staff and atmosphere was lovely as well. We will definitely be going back next time we are in Dunedin.

Thank Jan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-479 9900

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