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Serenity Cafe

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Shop 6 | Whangarei Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
09-430-0841
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7:00 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, Lunch, 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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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best mussel Chowder

I am fussy with mussel chowder. Most are too rich with cream and cheese added. Not this chowder. I suspect it is a potato based Chowder loaded with Mussels and the taste was perfect. A large bowl presented and not rich at all. Will go back again for this

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
steve s
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Cherrybrook, Australia
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Cherrybrook, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I am fussy with mussel chowder. Most are too rich with cream and cheese added. Not this chowder. I suspect it is a potato based Chowder loaded with Mussels and the taste was perfect. A large bowl presented and not rich at all. Will go back again for this

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Consistently good food here. I like the crepes and the steak and kidney stew. Food is always 'home-cooked goodness' and the staff are fast and efficient.

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Kaitaia, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Had two eggs benedict with salmon, one with a side of mushrooms. Mushrooms were tasty. Eggs poached perfectly, but the salmon tasted as if it wasn't very fresh. Had a hot chocolate which was more like slightly flavoured water by the staff were very friendly and it's a nice looking cafe. Had a nice range of options on the menu,... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I have been a regular at serenity cafe for a number of years, the food is always excellent and if I am having a business meeting the staff are helpful and offer great service. All you have to do is ask and they will reserve you a table for two or twenty.I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Food was excellent service was fantasic atmosphere was great. Husband has omelette and was very satisfied the toast was done beautifully

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We go here quite often. The menu and cabinets give good meal choices, are made from quality ingredients and are a good size. We will not mention what our choices are because really all their food is good and it is just a matter of your taste and choices. Although we do not require gluten free we can say we... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very, very, very average food, big portions and over seasoned. Bitter and extremely hot coffee and slow and lack lustre service.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Food is average to good but the service is shocking!! Forgot half our meal and what they did bring our was wrong! Wouldnt cone back

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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great service. Great food. Eggs benedict is delicious. The only thing i didnt like was that the Chai latte was a bit too sweet.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

By far the best cafe in the Town Basin area - great coffee, excellent food and service....would definitely recommend Serenity Cafe ....

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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
  • Phone Number: 09-430-0841

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?