We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Black Dog Cafe & Restaurant

English
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
109 Princes Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
(03) 471 8180
Add hours for Black Dog Cafe & Restaurant and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 92 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great value for money

We had a most enjoyable visit to this restaurant. The waitress was very friendly and took time for a chat. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. The coffee was great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Ruth B
,
Geelong, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Very handy location from our accommodation and the picture theatre around the corner. Had a meal before watching the movies. Were worried about it taking too long but we'd only just finished entrée and main course was served. Ideal for us. Friendly staff but a bit too relaxed almost rough service. Clean restaurant and ok meals.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dunedin, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Two stars is for the food, which at its best is basic cabinet food. The meals are under par. The service is truly awful and atmosphere is basic .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Goulburn and Surrounds, Australia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

While the place seemed popular, it did seem as though it was a matter of merely getting you in, feeding and then moving on. It was not much more than a cafe. Staff were not all that welcoming and we might as well have been at any cafe. It was hard to tell who the staff and customers were, as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Geelong, Australia
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We had a most enjoyable visit to this restaurant. The waitress was very friendly and took time for a chat. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. The coffee was great!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Being a tourist in Dunedin is a pretty cool thing to be. Thankfully I had some local advice to try a cheese roll which was really yum! Good cafe options and enjoyable place to dine.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We all enjoyed the breakfast specials , a great price and good food. Next door to the Scenic City Hotel.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Enjoyed a great breakfast here, food was great along with the service. muffins and scones are a meal in themselves

Was this review helpful? Yes
Invercargill, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Just popped in for something for supper as we were staying next door at the southern cross hotel. The cheese cake was very nice, so went in for breakfast the next morning. We both had bacon & eggs and what a huge meal for $10. Staff were polite and pleasant. Will go back next time I'm back in Dunedin.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If your wanting a meal in a uffin then stop in at the Black Dog for one of their savoury muffins. Had one last week and it was fantastic, fully of all the good things that should be in a savoury, good size, really moist and just overall yummy. That was breakfast right there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Papakura, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

I eat there on Monday night and had the steak,it was cooked to perfection. Complement's to the cook. The service was pleasant and the price was reasonable. The muffins look delicious, haven't tried them If you are looking for a good meal, The Black Dog Cafe is well worth a visit. A good selections of daily specials Located in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Black Dog Cafe & Restaurant also viewed

Dunedin, Otago Region
Dunedin, Otago Region
 
Dunedin, Otago Region
 

Been to Black Dog Cafe & Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 109 Princes Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: (03) 471 8180

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Black Dog Cafe & Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?