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Governors Cafe

438 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-477 6871
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“pancakes” (17 reviews)
“muesli” (5 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
438 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great breakfast menu with the ability to mix and match what you want. Pancake options are great. My 8 yo is fan of the kids Chocolate ones and they were plentiful. Coffee was good. Service was friendly and prompt.

Thank Jon W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fairly quirky cafe with proud history in Dunedin. Always make excuse to have breakfast here if staying overnight. Good portions and well prepared. Service is generally friendly and meals arrive promptly.

1  Thank ElvisInvercargill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday lunch time, looking for a light meal, we came across Governors Cafe close to our motel. A bustling cafe atmosphere downstairs and a room upstairs. We had an excellent meal, plenty of quality steak in the open sandwiches. The bacon and chicken salad was...More

Thank venetianintown
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a birthday breakfast with a friend, was greeted instantly by a very friendly young man, not 5 minutes after we ordered our coffees were on the table and our food followed not long after, the coffee was delicious and beautifully presented, as...More

Thank penny237
Reviewed February 9, 2018

Out for a morning walk waiting to leave Duneden. We decided to stop by the Governers Cafe. This is an open cafe offering pastries, breakfast, lunch and of coarse coffee. There weren't too many people in the shop, but the service took a bit longer...More

Thank chris h
Reviewed January 5, 2018

This place is really good for lunch or just to pop in for a coffee. The food is delicious. Coffee is good and the staff are friendly. Reasonably priced too

1  Thank Holly M
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

I had breakfast here a week ago and was impressed. Good portions, service was friendly and the food was great. Impressed I took a friend back today and what a disaster The service was friendly but we were kept waiting over 40 min for meals....More

Thank Bill D
RonnieProctor, Owner at Governors Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

Hi Bill, We are sorry to hear this especially after such a good experience the week before. I have talked to our kitchen staff and asked them to make sure there timings are better and to make sure the food going out is a consistent...More

Reviewed December 9, 2017

Found this Café open at 7am after planning to go to one other café which was 2 doors down yet late on opening. Some other people were in the same situation and we all converged on the Governor’s Café. This may have put the cook...More

Thank Max_O6363
Reviewed December 4, 2017

I stumbled across this cafe while exploring George Street. I was in the mood for pancakes and had the pancakes with banana and bacon. The pancakes were light and fluffy and the bananas were cooked to perfection. The staff were friendly and they serve a...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed November 19, 2017

Great coffee and good food.. Really enjoyed our visit to Governors, we will be back! Staff were great.

Thank Dunnersfireman64
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 438 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-477 6871
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