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Serenity Cafe

) #8 of 103 Restaurants in Whangarei €€ - €€€ Cafe, European,
Shop 6 | Whangarei Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-430 0841
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (29 reviews)
“pies” (10 reviews)
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07:00 - 15:00All 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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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Group of 6 of us went for lunch. Very busy but good service and excellent pricing and meal. We did not wait long for the food and they even produced a free coffee for the birthday boy...very nice. We have returned several times and it...More

Thank luv2eatout2016
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Food always execellent and coffee to die for. Pies are tasty and full of flavor, salads are huge, homemade cakes and muffins will please your sweet tooth. I have breakfast there regularly and take my friends there for lunch. Look at their specials board there...More

Thank kathybeckham
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Popped here for lunch just as we were passing and we were pleasantly surprised. We had the fish and chips, burger, mussel chowder and chicken feta salad - no plate was left unfinished. Very reasonable price. Tap water readily available- would definitely recommend for a...More

Thank BalernoBear
Reviewed 23 June 2017

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 20 June 2017 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 16 June 2017

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 25 May 2017 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
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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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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