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Serenity Cafe

€€ - €€€Cafe, European,
Shop 6 | Whangarei Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-430 0841
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pies” (16 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Shop 6 | Whangarei Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We eat here quite often because the team that work the place are great, and the food never lets us down. My husband rates their homemade pies as the best. They make a delicious vege pie also, which is very rare. All up, a really...More

Thank WhangareiSioux
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

A large sprawling cafe located right in the Town Basin overlooking the Clapham Clock Museum. Great amount of out door seating with umbrellas so nice and cool on a hot summer day. Cabinet food and menu available. Pies look home cooked and the steak and...More

Thank 67TravelBug67
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing fast service even for takeaway coffee! The staff are all very friendly and greeted me at the door. Huge shoutout to the barista who makes amazing coffee!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Great place to eat, nice & casual but funky too. food was ordered & out super fast with no mix ups & was not a problem to add to the orders. reasonable prices, eggs bene was delicious! staff friendly & efficient. nice out door area...More

Thank ddsmash78
Reviewed 15 November 2017

An easy to understand menu with plenty of options. The staff are friendly and efficient. We were able to sit outside and enjoy fresh air while eating breakfast, while remaining sheltered. Set me up well for the day. The tables were a good size and...More

Thank MacKiwi
Reviewed 15 November 2017

One of the friendlies cafes in Whangarei. The service and value for money are exceptional. Breakfasts are exceptional and fish pies outstanding. For lunch blue nose or snapper under twenty dollars. Best value by far in the Basin. Coffee is good.

Thank Pat and Bill G
Reviewed 8 November 2017

A busy, very friendly, down to earth Cafe. Great value for money. Fast, efficient service. You get a good meal every time, the staff is super friendly . Indoor and outdoor seating. Superb coffee and a changing menue makes for nice changes. Really enjoy the...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Visited this place a number of times and will continue to do so when passing through or meeting up with friends. Great selection of pies, pastries, sandwiches, panini etc plus blackboard menues. Food is always great quality and have found staff attentive if always rushed...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Serenity was a busy local cafe near the water. The coffee was ok but the food was heavy and didnt offer options in accordance with modern food trends.

Thank Kate c
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Had an over an half hour wait for our food and when it arrived it was wrong my pancakes had my partners bacon and banana on it and his had nothing. Sent it back to get it changed they only took his so mine went...More

Thank Ariane J
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Restaurant Details

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