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32 Mailer Street | Mornington, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Ranked #93 of 211 Restaurants in Dunedin
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I haven't had a meal at this cafe (in a lovely Art Deco building in Mornington) but after having a date scone there on a recent visit to Dunedin I went back the next day and the day after to try them again! They are consistently light, delicious, full of dates and the best I have had in a very... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We have only been to Alto once before, that time for lunch, which we enjoyed. This visit was for breakfast, which was a little disappointing. Slow service though friendly staff. The food was satisfactory, but nothing more. No choice of how the big breakfast eggs were cooked (which turned out to be overdone poached eggs). There are better choices.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

this is a great place to have lunch, morning & afternoon catch up with friends. Food is great, but a very busy place so sometimes you have to wait for a table but it is worth it.

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Dunedin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We usually try to have a gluten free salad at any place we go to for lunch, and Alto catered for this. The salad and coffee were lovely. We sat in a sunny spot inside. We parked in the Countdown car park across the road because parking can be a problem at times. Have only visited once but must make... More 

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Balclutha, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My wife and I had a light midday meal at Alto restaurant. The restaurant was busy with most tables in use - usually a positive sign. My wife had a roast vegetable salad and I had a cheese, ham and pineapple filled roll. Both meals arrived very promptly and both looked appetising.The roll was fine - nothing exceptional - just... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We went to Alto today for Brunch and were just blown away with the meal that we received, it was one of the best in town by far.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I went to Alto today for a family birthday... I had the Beef burger w/ fries. The burger included a good patty, melted cheese, grilled onions, lettuce, some sort of mayonnaise or tartare thing, and a really nice tomato relish. All for just $18.90! It was very delicious and I am sure I'll have it again. My sister had the... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Though the cafe is sunny and warm, the coffee is very average. The staff could afford to smile sometimes too - I didn't feel very welcome there. I live just around the corner, yet I always bypass Alto to go to more welcoming cafes down the hill, like Nectar on Princes.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

This is our 'local' cafe - we go regularly and always enjoy the coffee / tea and food. They have a good selection of beers / wine and nibbles. We have also used them to provide food for events and people always rave about the food.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

My teenage daughter (vegetarian) and I had a really enjoyable lunch today. Great service with fresh, tasty unpretentious food, nicely cooked and presented. My daughter changed her order some time after we had paid and been seated. This was no problem to the staff. The new order was cheaper than the original, and the difference was returned to our table... More 

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Address: 32 Mailer Street | Mornington, Dunedin, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin

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