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Caffeine Espresso Cafe

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4 Water Street, Whangarei, New Zealand
(09) 438 6925
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating

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  • 8
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  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice cafe, decent food and service

We stopped in for breakfast at the cafe and found the experience very enjoyable. The food was okay, not huge portions but good quality. Cabinet food looked awesome as well. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet location for brunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
AndrewDNZ
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I never thought it would be such a mission to find a cafe which was open at lunchtime on a Sunday - but behold this one was. Food was very pricey for what it was, but delicious none the less, and coffee was okay and staff were friendly but frazzled.

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Thank Emma B
Whangarei, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

I had the lamb open sandwich, wow not only was it a generous portion but the lamb was cooked perfect and the caramelised onions were sooo sweet. Great friendly service. Waited probably 10 mins for my meal. Highly recommend.

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2 Thank ionlyeatitifitsyum
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Stopped in for breakfast after visiting the Farmers Market. Reasonably popular with the locals and the food was quite good depending on what was ordered. On my experiance, I had the breakfast which was disappointing with the eggs overcooked when I specifically asked for runny and $3.00 for two small bits of added bacon kind of put it backwards for... More 

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Thank Dukenukem30
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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84 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast at the cafe and found the experience very enjoyable. The food was okay, not huge portions but good quality. Cabinet food looked awesome as well. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet location for brunch.

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2 Thank AndrewDNZ
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is a great cafe for breakfast. The meals are enough to fill you up for the day and the menu is varied enough to suit everyone. We had the bubble and squeak breakfast which kept us going for most of the day. Very friendly service and the coffee is fantastic.

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4 Thank timnz2015
Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Awesome Coffee and Scrumptious breakfast. Love to come here for coffee and breakfast with my partner. She prefers gluten free and every time when we come for breakfast or lunch, shez been surprised by manager and chef by cooking different gluten free items and she loves it.. keep up the good work guys.

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6 Thank Macc413
Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

A very cosy cafe to escape the winter cold. Tasty varieties of hot soup served by warm hearted staff. Catch up on your email in a relaxed atmosphere. Hot coffee in good sized cups, with a free square of chocolate if desired. Highly recommended!

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6 Thank TFW_Sue
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Great food and service - the change of management clearly evident The muffins are a must and my coffee was as good as any I've had!

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6 Thank KenandAli
Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

You can always count on a good coffee at Caffeine. The barista takes a pride in every cup she makes. The new manager creates a welcoming atmosphere and is a great hostess. Cabinet ready or off the board food is tasty yet affordable.Free wifi and a square of chocolate with your coffee is a bonus!

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8 Thank TFW_Sue
Edmonton, Canada
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186 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great coffee and breakfast foods. Due to nut allergies, my wife could not have the Muesli and was relegated to the porridge option. She pronounced it the best porridge she had ever eaten and would eat it every day if she could. Plenty of free parking across the street.

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10 Thank 17KAG

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Water Street, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: (09) 438 6925

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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