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Nova

29 The Octagon, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand (Formerly Nova Cafe)
03 479 0808
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Ranked #25 of 209 Restaurants in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $28
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
Cuisines: Bakery, European, Café, New Zealand
Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dunedin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Popped in here a couple of times recently.Loved the aerated water(no charge),if you are after a quick coffee and a sweet treat form the cabinet or a glass of wine and a nibble its a great venue. Consistent and has everything you want in cafe/restaurant.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a lovely quick dinner before movies. The service is good and the food lovely. Gluten free is available I do wish there was more though. Coffee good and chocolate cake yummy!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We went to Nova to try their injectable donuts. My husband took a bite out of his and all was good...until he moved his donut and found a short black hair underneath (he is blonde I may add). He took it up to the front and a certain male staff member was talking to his friends as my husband approached.... More

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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Food was incredible, but the coffee was awful and bitter. We ordered a cup before our meal then gave the benefit of the doubt and ordered another after - big mistake. Would definitely come back for the delicious brunch though!

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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

On my numerous visits to Dunedin, Nova is my first choice for a great coffee, served by the reliably friendly staff in this stylishly elegant but comfortable cafe/ restaurant. Nova also offers an interesting and varied menu - my favourite is their dependably excellent risotto, followed by the difficult task of picking a dessert from the many tasty available choices.... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Good location, great for before/after the movies but man the coffee is terrible?!? The food is pretty hit and miss as well however when it's good, it's good.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Have dined here on a number of occasions and the last vist was memorable for the wrong reasons. The service was friendly and prompt but my risotto was a major miss. I ordered it with chorizo, it arrived with chicken and it was way too sloppy, so sloppy that it looked more like a soup with rice, than a risotto.... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

had a lovely brunch here recently nice food and great , great coffee had a family function and it was very busy but meals came out very promptly

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have been to this cafe on a number of occasions and always love the atmosphere. The service was great, unfortunately the choice I made for food was not very exciting, I will not order South American gumbo again. My friend said her choice with hummas was average. I will certainly go here again though, it's position in the centre... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We came to Nova for dinner with a group of 10. The food was great and is very well priced, especially when you consider the location in the Octagon. Some of our group had the donuts & had fun injecting the fillings!

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