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Essence Cafe

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184 Bank Street, Whangarei, New Zealand
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Description: This cafe does breakfast and lunch only - open 7am to 3.30 pm. Has great...
This cafe does breakfast and lunch only - open 7am to 3.30 pm. Has great food, a good gluten-free selection. Outdoor seating in courtyard during summer. Byline is "Essence of heaven on earth"
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good brownie and hot chocolate

Even for a gluten free chocolate brownie, theirs is a tasty one and I am a bit anti gluten free stuff due to lack of taste. Staff friendly and easy going too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Even for a gluten free chocolate brownie, theirs is a tasty one and I am a bit anti gluten free stuff due to lack of taste. Staff friendly and easy going too.

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Very yummy food.. great place for a cuppa too.. lovely little courtyard out the back really enjoyable..

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This place does great coffee has ample seating / nice atmosphere. LOVE the back garden area especially. Service mostly good. Only downfall would be the food prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Good food, well prepared at affordable prices. Staff warm and friendly and helpful. Coffee good. Some local art on the walls, a lovely courtyard out the back with a box of toys, sunshine and shade...

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Townsville, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

During our entire trip, this was the best meal we had. The food was fresh and tasty and the service was great. Staff were very friendly and had a lovely chat with us. We felt very welcomed. Thank you!!!!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Came here for lunch & it was lovely. Had the risotto special that was on for the month & was able to substitute an ingredient for something else which was really nice! The dish was well cooked with really nice flavours & well sized for a lunch dish. Definitely dine here again when in town.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Loved the courtyard and space between tables. Food was nice. Great place for a coffee and chat with friends

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Bay Area, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

I went hiking with fabulous Whangarei gals and opted to stop here afterwards. Very cute place and yummy coffees and muffins!

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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106 reviews 106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I love this cafe, The food is fresh and delicious every time I go(once a week). I also love that the place is clean, you can see the kitchen and it is spotless. The food selection has something for everyone. I also love that this is one of the few places with outdoor dining in their pretty courtyard. The staff... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Food was lovely. Staff were helpful. Tables were spread out. There was a choice of inside and outside dining. Great for a summer get together.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 184 Bank Street, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Description

This cafe does breakfast and lunch only - open 7am to 3.30 pm. Has great food, a good gluten-free selection. Outdoor seating in courtyard during summer. Byline is "Essence of heaven on earth"

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