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Serenity Cafe

) #12 of 101 Restaurants in Whangarei €€ - €€€ Cafe, European,
Shop 6 | Whangarei Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-430 0841
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Shop 6 | Whangarei Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Very busy on entering, this was a good sign. On ordering things began to unravel a little. Some menu items no longer available. Service was rather slow to say the least and when the food arrived there was a mix up with the order. A...More

Thank Seismicscot
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on a cold windy day and had the Mussel Chowder. Maybe the best I have ever eaten. Not too thick, not too thin, with lots of mussels in it. Don't go past this cafe.

Thank JimArcherNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this cafe twice today, for breakfast and then for lunch. The highlight for me was the delicious Watercress and Pork pies, a Matariki Special. Colleagues had Eggs Benedict with mushrooms, Eggs Benedict with bacon and a Hapuka Pie. All were declared delicious. Food...More

Thank kitten16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely Brunch with Mum.Eggs Benedict absolutely Delicious.Thankyou and we managed to get Parkin and in before Lunch.

Thank MDove359
Reviewed 4 May 2017

After three months in Asia, it is lovely to be back home in Whangarei and one of my favourites in the town basin area is the Serenity cafe. It doesn't have the best location in the area but makes up for it with great food...More

Thank WanderingEric
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Good value for money....this busy cafe serves a solid breakfast choice followed by a blackboard menu for lunch. Check out the food cabinet too for many tempting items. Service is prompt and with a smile. Free parking is available nearby at the Town Basin. If...More

Thank Virgo248
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Had breakfast here. The do really nice coffee, not sure which brand. The make your own breakfast allows you to customise which is great and the serving generous. Located at the basin is a great location for your whangarei stop. Good strolls to be had...More

Thank Gonz2020
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful food, happy friendly staff and reasonably fast service for such a large cafe. Fully recommend Serenity cafe for a descent family breakfast. Those steak and cheese pies! Yum

Thank dan1el05
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Good solid homemade food in a competitive spot. Although at first I was reluctant to go where all the tour busses seem to stop, I was soon pulled in. Good sized portions, no-non-sense service and reasonably priced. Have the muscle chowder.

Thank Margaret O
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This cafe has been discovered by everyone who wants tasty homemade foods in a warm friendly atmosphere. It was crowded when we visited for lunch but there was plenty of seating, food was served without a long wait and staff were efficient and cheerful. The...More

Thank kitten16
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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