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Serenity Cafe

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Shop 6 | Whangarei Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: We have indoor booth seating as well as tables for couples and tables for...
We have indoor booth seating as well as tables for couples and tables for four. If you are a big family don't be shy to ask our friendly staff to join tables, we are more than happy to do that for you. Outside are more tables and seating with umbrellas for shade. A view of our Clock museum with flowers surrounding a huge sundial gives plenty to entertain visually while enjoying your meal. Tour buses regularly arrive not far from our doorstep with lots of parking and a big play area for children just around the corner. Feedback is essential for constant improvement which we welcome gladly. We hope you enjoy your meal, From all the staff at Serenity Cafe :)
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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great brunch, reasonably priced.

Very impressed with this cafe. Very good breakfasts and really pretty cheap when considering other cafes in the town basin in Whangarei. Fast efficient service. Be careful of the seagulls - a gentleman next to us left his muffin and coffee to fetch a newspaper and they were in like a shot - luckily... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
GillyONZ
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Very impressed with this cafe. Very good breakfasts and really pretty cheap when considering other cafes in the town basin in Whangarei. Fast efficient service. Be careful of the seagulls - a gentleman next to us left his muffin and coffee to fetch a newspaper and they were in like a shot - luckily I must look like a scarecrow... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We stopped by at Whangarei and asked the visitor's centre where we could get a decent coffee. She pointed us towards Serenity. The coffee wasn't particularly good, we also had the hot chocolate which wasn't particularly nice either. Probably wouldn't stop here again

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Loved the Eggs Bene...although it wasnt served with Spinach, but had cream cheese on the bread instead...unusual, but I quite liked it!

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Norfolk
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146 reviews 146 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
369 helpful votes 369 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Had brunch here. It is down by the harbor basin. Good parking nearby. From the outside it looked a bit trendy. Inside 'no problem'. Prompt and friendly service. I had an excellent pie ( they came recommended ) and a long black coffee all at a good price.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Me and my son came at a busy time wait wasnt long at all ,food was really good ! Staff friendly and helpful, olny thing big bits of cinnamon on my ice mocha and i wasnt warned about it. Chocolate coffee with cinnamon not normal,they should put on meanu or warn people what if i had been allergic.also un clean... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised with Serenity, mu husband dragged me and I wasn't very optimistic. Although the restaurant is very clean, it lacks atmosphere due to the shape of the restaurant (very hard to make it warm when its rectangular). They have done a very good job with décor lifting the aesthetics but the menu board needs a tidy up.... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Recommend the eggs benedict. A friend always has steak and kidney. Fast efficient service. The menu board could be less crammed to make it easier to read

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I have to have breakfast here every time I am in Whangarei. I absolutely love the scrambled eggs here !!! It's in a beautiful location and also sells the best homemade pies you can find. The coffee is also really good ..... definitely worth a visit for breakfast !

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A disappointing experience. Frankly, it's hard to believe from the other reviews that this was the same café we had breakfast at. First Coffee. Long blacks should not be served in big wide cups - they go cold really fast. Narrow tuplip cups are what smart cafes use. May I suggest you make this change. Biggest disappointment = toast. Horrible!... More 

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Whangarei
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great position next to the Bus depot with a large variety of food whether it be breakfast or lunch or morning and afternoon teas, very friendly staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 6 | Whangarei Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Description

We have indoor booth seating as well as tables for couples and tables for four. If you are a big family don't be shy to ask our friendly staff to join tables, we are more than happy to do that for you. Outside are more tables and seating with umbrellas for shade. A view of our Clock museum with flowers surrounding a huge sundial gives plenty to entertain visually while enjoying your meal. Tour buses regularly arrive not far from our doorstep with lots of parking and a big play area for children just around the corner. Feedback is essential for constant improvement which we welcome gladly. We hope you enjoy your meal, From all the staff at Serenity Cafe :)
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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