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Black Dog Cafe & Restaurant

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109 Princes Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
(03) 471 8180
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Funky Vibe, Great Food, Great Coffee, Great Staff

We were staying at the hotel next door and decided to give this cafe a go, it was great, the staff very friendly and welcoming, a really nice funky feel to the place with comfy furnishings. Coffee was great, so good we had a couple, the food was fresh, tasty and quick with a good selection, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Sneeky76
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Brisbane
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brisbane
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the hotel next door and decided to give this cafe a go, it was great, the staff very friendly and welcoming, a really nice funky feel to the place with comfy furnishings. Coffee was great, so good we had a couple, the food was fresh, tasty and quick with a good selection, the cafe must be... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stopped in last night for a quick bite, after our friends raved about the meal they just had. We split the seafood wrapped in phyllo dish. It came with a side salad and was soooo good. Lots of fish and shrimp in a nice white sauce. Yum!

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I have heard of the wonderful reviews about the food provided at this restaurant by local regulars. A place I couldn't wait to see what all the fantastic fuss was about. HOWEVER after hearing of the disgusting poor customer experience provided by manager Len I certainly will not be placing my money here or recommending this joint to anyone. On... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I made a booking at this place for last Saturday night for my 21st birthday. I booked early this month.I booked for 30. However, some people didn’t turned up and in the end there were 21 people. It wasn’t a set menu we ordered just before 8pm after booking for 7.30pm arrival. A co manager ‘Len' came out to us... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I was part of a larger group planning to dine here to celebrate a 21st over the weekend. We did not even get the chance to try the food ( of which sounded of no desire) as we literally kicked out by the owner who disgustingly yelled at us in front of other restaurant goers to quickly leave because 10... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were there on graduation day for lunch before the ceremony. The place was packed and the staff advised of the food wait time. They apologized for the wait advised they also had cabinet food we choose to wait and it wasn't long . It was nice to relax. Food was a high standard fresh and delicious.

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Blue Haven, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Had breakfast here a couple of times during our stay in Dunedin. We found it great value for money, the coffee was the best we'd had in a long time since driving in from Te Anau the day before and the muffins were HUGE! The staff were very friendly and helpful too.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Nice food, good-size helpings and reasonable value - was all good until i noticed a fly/mosquito type insect at the bottom of the salad still moving - which really put me off! Maybe need to wash the salad a bit more...

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I often come here for the cakes and muffins! I reckon they have the best banoffie pie, big portion for a reasonable price. I just love the cakes here, they have such mouth-watering cheesecakes as well, my favourite is still the Strawberry and white chocolate cheesecake.

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Lake Stevens, Washington
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131 reviews 131 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We had one hour between a city tour and a trip to the coast. We were at the Scenic Hotel. Answer, The Black Dog. Right next door. We ordered from the display and were pleased. I had a peppered sausage roll and a Ginger Beer, perfect. Warmed and brought to the table, we were out in under 20 minutes from... More 

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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

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