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Caffeine Espresso Cafe

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4 Water Street, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
(09) 438 6925
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We haven't been here for awhile but it seems to have gone downhill. The scone came already buttered (?) and there were a couple of small pieces of cotton attached. The chiller cabinet had condensation on the inside, which prevented a proper look at what was on offer. However, the coffee was good and I hope the cafe can resume... More 

Thank jomanders
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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124 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw that caffeine had opening hours on the web and it's doors and that according to those should be open at 7am on Sunday. It wasn't. Drive past again at 8:20am still not open. Do not sure what time is was going to open? Need to update their hours!

Thank Nonstop_Kiwi
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

While there were not a lot of options for breakfast at a cafe around 9 on a Sunday morning, I think we would have chosen Caffeine for breakfast even if we had been spoiled for choice. Lots of tasty things in the cabinet to tempt a sweet tooth and even more tasty options on the breakfast menu. Prices were quite... More 

Thank Claire R
Whangarei, New Zealand
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Reliable place to get good coffee in town, and the food is tasty too. Good service, located near Forum North and the library. Plenty of parking nearby.

Thank po_tds
Whangarei, New Zealand
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Really disappointed and this place has gone down hill. Salad very average and there is hardly any cold drink selection. Sorry but will not be coming back again.

Thank Paul p
Whangarei, New Zealand
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Caffeine has always been one of my favorite places to go for coffee in Whangarei, and even though it's changed hands, it still is. Their coffee is the best, their smoothies are amazing, and you can get good food with healthy options for a reasonable price. The new staff are really lovely and go out of their way to make... More 

Thank Shirlian
Prague, Czech Republic
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Second trip with new owners they are still settling in. Friendly welcome and good service. Prices still good. Recommended

Thank thatoldbloke
Brisbane Region, Australia
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

I was absolutely starving so I b-lined it to the first cafe I came across in Whangarei! I noticed all the signs outside stating all of the awards they had won here. The service was very friendly. I had a chai latte bowl which was huge but soo good that I easily drank the whole thing! I also ordered the... More 

Thank Margaret L
Whangarei, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

The manager really doesn't care. Burning my partner's toast was bad enough, but serving it, burnt side down is an insult. The business is for sale at a bargain basement price. No good will here.

Thank K1E1960
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

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.

Thank Emma B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Water Street, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: (09) 438 6925

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