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Serenity Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
Shop 6 | Whangarei Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-430 0841
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (37 reviews)
“pies” (24 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Shop 6 | Whangarei Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 213 reviews

Reviewed 29 April 2018

On the recommendation of a local, we stopped here on a busy Sunday afternoon for lunch. We were really glad we did - the fish of the day was excellent and tasted very fresh and our beef nachos were delicious. Although the cafe was really...More

Thank SuzieLee71
Reviewed 14 April 2018

My partner had lunch here on our way north because it is the number 1 rated cafe in Whangarei on TripAdvisor. I can only assume it is rated highly because people think they are getting value for money, rather than the quality of the food....More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We liked the coffee there. I subtract one star, because the staff started putting all chairs and things together a half an hour before the restaurant closes and we arrived just 5 Minutes before they started... (No, no rain was coming up). However, the coffee...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Ummm, probably a meal to forget for all of the wrong reasons. We stopped in here for breakfast during the week; Serenity is somewhere we have frequented many times over the past 10 years; we were very disappointed to say the least. Both of our...More

Thank ScampinIzzy
Reviewed 20 March 2018

A nice situation for brunch or lunch or afternoon tea, though don't leave it too late as they close early.

Thank rogerrobert98
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Had a really great breakfast and coffee before we hit the road.really great sitting outside under the awning eating our bacon and eggs ,drinking our coffee.What a great was to start the day.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Came for brunch, you have to order and pay at the counter; busy, a little noisy. Food came quickly as did the coffees. Had scrambled eggs and bacon; my wife ordered firm poached eggs bacon and mushrooms. The food arrived hot. Plentiful portions. Nice tasty...More

Thank Skin197
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Have been to this cafe a couple of times on the weekends, every time the food, service and atmosphere have been incredible. The servers always have a smile on their face and are always willing to help with whatever they can, they even go above...More

Thank NewZealander101
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I always go here if I am hungry and want decent food. You know how to tell if a cafe is any good ? it will be busy and this cafe is always busy, so you can bet your food will be fresh as great...More

Thank kathybeckham
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Great place to have lunch at the town basin. Excellent pies! The wedges were good too. Lots of seating indoors and out

Thank onelife14
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22 May 2018|
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Response from ScampinIzzy | Reviewed this property |
No, I don’t think so. Try the home made pies, they are brilliant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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