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Serenity Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Shop 6 | Whangarei Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-430 0841
07:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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223 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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149 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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 29 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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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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
Whangarei, New Zealand
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this cafe, awesome food, large portions, quick, friendly service, inside and outside dining, a wide variety of foods and a varied menu , from sandwiches, to muffins, salads, paninis, omelettes, breakfasts and lunches. It's all there

Thank birdgirlme
Whangarei, New Zealand
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This cafe is the go to cafe never lets you down consistently good food and great coffee Prices have gone up but that's to be expected with the price of everything going up. I have been going to this cafe for years now and they deliver every time good food ...Great meals Fish'n'Chips, Steak and awesome pies. Love going there... More 

Thank kathybeckham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We went to lunch here today. A very busy place with a huge selection of yummy food on display. We ordered meals which came out promptly.

Thank namel
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great meal. Lovely fresh ingredients. Fish was beautiful. Milkshake to die for. Very reasonably priced. Lovely setting not far from the water. Staff very friendly.

Thank breeanna43
Tutukaka, New Zealand
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I had a very nice smoked chicken salad and coffee for lunch with friends We had great service and our meal was bought out in next yo no time nice cafe atmosphere

Thank sherylb531

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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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