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Top O The Dome Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand
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Rte 1, Warkworth 1241, New Zealand
+64 9-425 7794
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London, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We needed a stop off for a drink and toilet break on our journey to the Bay of Islands and this cafe was just what we needed. Friendly service, fair choice of drinks and food available, plenty of parking and toilet facilities. A welcome break for sure

Thank peter c
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had a lovely brunch here - the food was nice and the people were lovely. The only off-putting aspect was the cat that freely roams the cafe and jumps up onto diners' laps, then has its nose at tabletop level and sniffs the food etc. I love cats but not at the table while i am eating.

Thank Owen B
Wellington, New Zealand
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Nice to have the chance to revisit this cafe on a trip north. When we lived in Northland we always timed journeys so we could stop here for a break. Family business, very friendly people. Dogs catered for with water bowls on the verandah! Very good coffee, and the best quiche ever. Lovely home baked sweet treats, big portions.

Thank TaiMarilyn
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

I visit each time I drive north to visit family. We always have a delicious cooked breakfast, fresh ingredients that are well prepared, nothing too fancy. It has a nice homey atmosphere along with resident cat and rooster. Its just off the highway and has good parking. Its a great café.

Thank poseyboy0962
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We had to wait 1 hour for our food and we were told it would be a 30 minute wait. They said that they were quite busy and all the orders came in at the same time. That's fair enough yet they didn't seem attentive and we had to ask after 1 hour and were told "it was being made".... More 

Thank Alana M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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262 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

I have stopped there for years on my trips North. Family operated business and very pleasant people. Coffee is good and I have had at least 15 seafood chowders there so something must be okay!. Good range of foods, plenty of parking. Will continue to take a break there on my travels. Good prices and meets my expectations well.

Thank Adrian M
Auckland, New Zealand
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

The dome cafe is perched on top of a hill on the way to Warkworth. Lots of outside seating available and parking. Inside its spacious. There are plenty of selections in the fridge cabinet and cooked meals looked nice that we saw coming out. The service was prompt. Coffee nice and hot.

Thank Nihonihoohura
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

The food was ok but the attention to detail is a hazard. We order dairy free for my son who is allergic to milk. He had a severe allergic reaction right after the meal. Had to rush him to the doctor in Warkworth. The Warkworth doctors did a wonderful job pumping him full of drugs. Then he was transferred by... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast on the way south. Great food and great friendly service. It really made my day.

Thank Craig N
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

I've visited a couple of times, it's a nice place to ride up to on a weekend morning for a coffee, a sit outside, watch the view and then the ride back. The team have always been pleasant and the place was getting busier when I was there. The Rooster is a bit of a laugh and comes over to... More 

Thank Kiwi_Topes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rte 1, Warkworth 1241, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Warkworth
  • Phone Number: +64 9-425 7794

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