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Nova

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Cafe, Bakeries, 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
7:00 am - 11:00 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
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 123
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  • 95
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service and food.

Good lunch selection and staff who go the extra mile.Sparkling mineral water is served which is great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Heike E
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Good lunch selection and staff who go the extra mile.Sparkling mineral water is served which is great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have been to Nova several times and went again last night for dessert with friends. The service was wonderful. The waitress and waiter we had were very friendly and attentive. The desserts were absolutely beautiful! We each tried each other's and all of them were delicious. We had the lemon dessert, the honeycomb one, a vegan cake from the... More 

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and my parents and I had brunch here on our visit to Dunedin. I had salmon eggs Benedict and they were delicious with beautifully orange eggs. My husband enjoyed his full English breakfast and my parents enjoyed their meals although somewhat large for two elderly people. Nice venue by the Octagon and would return!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

After browsing in the Art Gallery (alongside) stopped for a coffee and a read of the paper. Service good as ever, great staff, regular flow of happy customers. The coffee is always good, and even the water is to be recommended. Will not disappoint

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Was seated by a nice young bloke. But got the wrong coffee order. Wanted food but never had the waiter return so had to go and order food ourselfs. Normally a great place but today wasn't a good day for this bloke

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We came here for graduation and had the set shared plate menu. For the price, we were all very happy with the serving sizes and the choices served. The injectable donuts were fantastic!!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Lovely cosy lunch on a wet rainy day. Great choice - could have eaten most of the things on the menu. Went for the risotto with chorizo, carrots etc which was great - delicious and very filling. My partner had the Laksa which was also wonderful. I went for the white wine spritzer style cocktail which was excellent and their... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We enjoy meals here often both lunch and dinner, great food, good wine selection - love the sparkling water.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We dined at Nova tonight and the waitress that served us was the rudest person I have been served by before. She was so rude that four out of the six of us only ordered drinks and two refused to order at all. The rest of the staff were polite and professional but her treatment of us was enough for... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Tonight we booked a table at Nova for coffee and dessert. When we arrived we were seated and we ordered coffee. While taking the orders she missed one of the people sitting with us and was very rude. When she came back to take the dessert orders she again was very rude, for example one of my friends ordered the... More 

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Additional Information about Nova

Address: 29 The Octagon, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand (Formerly Nova Cafe)
Phone Number: 03 479 0808
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
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
Average Prices: USD 3 - 28
Cuisine: Cafe, Bakeries, European, New Zealand

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Bakeries, 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?