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Nova

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Café, Bakery, European, New Zealand
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29 The Octagon, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand (Formerly Nova Cafe)
03 479 0808
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Today
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 117
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great breakfast

We have been to Nova several times over the last 15 years and always loved it. this morning we took our grandson there for the first time and had another great experience. Service was prompt friendly and helpful. No problems with youngest asking for changes to the Nova breakfast or for my request... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Maureen G
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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259 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We sat in the sun looking out over the Octagon, bustling and beautiful on a weekday morning. Delicious coffee, just as we love it brought steaming to our table. Lovely service with a true southern smile! Food followed. Hubby happily munched through his generous sized muffin, I started to unfurl my huge, warm, grogeous looking cinnamon scroll, wisely served with... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We have been to Nova several times over the last 15 years and always loved it. this morning we took our grandson there for the first time and had another great experience. Service was prompt friendly and helpful. No problems with youngest asking for changes to the Nova breakfast or for my request for one egg in the Eggs Floentine,... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This time we were just stopping for coffee although I've eaten here before and agree with the favourable reviews on the food front - but this time I just want to commend the friendly and helpful staff who work fast and furiously when the place is busy - but who remain pleasant, charming and really helpful - well done all... More 

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Queenstown
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This restaurant has always been consistant over the years. Staff most attentive and food lovely. Atmosphere is good whether it is during the day or evening. Good menu, plus cabinet food for those who want a light

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Gore, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Bacon, apple and maple salad was real yummy! Always very pleasent, w not to loud music! meals and drinks prompt!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Tends to be my go to for lunch, all experiencs bar one have been great. Favourite dishes are noodle salad, chocolate cone mousse and fish of the day.

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London, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Can't understand why Nova isn't higher up the listing of restaurants. Its a very nice place to eat with a very good menu and excellent service.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Right from the moment my friend and I were greeted by a nice smiling chap to when we were seated to order our dinner....which took us a while to decide due to the great selection....the staff were most accommodating and friendly, not put out by our 'dithering'! We were tempted by deserts, nicely presented in the glass fronted cabinet, but... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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254 reviews 254 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Enjoyed my breakfast here, the Nova Breakfast was closest to my home breakfast expectations. Their bacon turns out to be very close to my country cured ham back home ( this is a good thing). Good service ( New Zealand still). Good location on Sunday morning if you are downtown near the Octagon and a lot of sites.

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East Anglia, UK
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116 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Really enjoyed our dinner. Our waitress was new at the job - but could not have been more pleasant and helpful. The soup (a special for the day) was delicious - and wine prices by the glass were very reasonable. Most enjoyable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 The Octagon, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand (Formerly Nova Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: 03 479 0808

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 28
  • Cuisine: Café, Bakery, European, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?