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Cafe, 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 - 12:00 am
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 31
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  • 14
    Poor
  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great location, poor service

Nova has a great location but the staff are arrogant and almost treat you like you are a pain in the posterior. The offset is the food is good not a huge range but tasty. During the day their doughty are great where you can pick different fillings to insert into them their muffins are always good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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dunedin
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  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

All the food here is great and the service is the perfect blend of friendly and unobtrusive, but the desserts are the most delicious. I would eat them everyday if my waist allowed it. The Nova Cone and the Donuts that you inject with your own syringe of filling are perfect everytime

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Nova has a great location but the staff are arrogant and almost treat you like you are a pain in the posterior. The offset is the food is good not a huge range but tasty. During the day their doughty are great where you can pick different fillings to insert into them their muffins are always good. There is usually... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Nova has a great brunch menu. Our meals were more than satisfying. The staff are lovely which makes all the difference when eating out. Coffee this time was spot on, although not always the case, it's almost hit and miss . Overall lovely meals and staff.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Went here for lunch with my Dad. I had the halloumi. They have great hash browns. I dislike their aerated water but that's just me. It was a very expensive lunch and it was very busy.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Having an unexpected day in Dunedin I visited the Art gallery and then the Café next door. The md found me a table quickly even though they were busy. I had a lovely haloumi cheese breakfast with homemade hash browns and beans that were fantastic. My coffee wasn't my favourite but the flavoured fizzy water they provided more than made... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 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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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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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, 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, European, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
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?