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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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New Zealand
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687 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here on our way home with friends and found both the food and service pretty average and disappointing

Thank Narziss
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222 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in on our way south to Auckland from Whangarei. A very pleasant place to relax before the next period of driving. The staff were very friendly, the menu suited most tastes the food was good. We settled for a coffee and cakes and were not disappointed the quality was good and coffee just the job. Gave us the energy... More 

Thank johnamason
Hanover, Canada
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252 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tea was very average and was not a great quantity and for 3 teas, a coffee and 2 scones I was shocked at the price of $35. Hope the rest of New Zealand is not going to be this expensive

Thank Zappafan5797
United Kingdom
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91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This cafe is on the left as you descend a steep hill (on a sharp bend) when you leave Waiwhuiu (travelling South on the SH1) just before Walkworth or on the right travelling North - we nearly missed it. We were impressed by the tasty food which was beautifully presented. We loved the cockerel too - he certainly kept us... More 

Thank Slowworms
London, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 15 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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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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199 restaurant reviews
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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

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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?