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Nor'Wester Cafe

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95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
03 314 9411
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9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Wed 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hiding from the southerly storm in the Nor'Wester, we were rewarded with a warm fire, warm service and beautiful food. Not an extensive menu but what we ordered was delicious. Coffee was perfect too. Highly recommended

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Thank Stewart T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best cappuccino I have had in years - and refills are half price. it is a place to tsay a while - magazines, couches or courtyard on a good day.

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1 Thank Simonette B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow the staff here are brilliant so customer focused. Cosy comfortable seating Area inside, plenty of garden seating outside. Food was great, the best coffee. Lots of variety on menu or cabinet food. Great wine tasting system with good variety of wines. Highly recommend. Staff friendly helpful polite and a credit to the cafe.

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2 Thank jan_evans
Cambridge, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped with some friends for a lunch. Service was average and when the food dd come the fries were only just warm. They were replaced by a freshly fried plate. The staff was apologetic. The chicken pie was not as expected - a few, very few pieces of chicken and a smallish square of pastry placed on top. Somewhat disappointing... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Dropped in for lunch while scoping a work project - decided on the broccoli and orange rice salad which was very good - really enjoyed it. Café offers outside seating as well Service was excellent and staff friendly. Also had a coffee to go which was excellent - worth checking out.

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1 Thank Sebcat14
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Visited this Café on a cold Tuesday lunchtime. Lovely open fire. Super set menu. Two courses for $20,three for $25. I had an excellent soup followed by the crispy pork belly on mash and red cabbage. Excellent. Anne had the vegetarian Shepherd's pie and rated it highly. Nice service. Well worth a visit

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2 Thank Otanaki
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Called in hoping for a late lunch on Queen's birthday Monday. They efficiently fitted us in. Good cafe food ( lamb burger and chicken pie) and friendly service. They have an excellent range of local (and some French) wines by the glass available from an Enomatic wine dispenser. Also they have the only Zumex orange juicer we have seen in... More 

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2 Thank allblacks99
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We popped into Nor'Wester Cafe today (Sunday) for brunch. We go a very warm welcome from a young man who showed us to our table. He was very professional and an excellent waiter. He took our order and treated us like royalty. The food and the coffee was very good as always. I must say that he was one of... More 

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4 Thank Jasmine G
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast using trip advisor to.pjck a good cafe. Was not disappointed. Ordered creamy mushrooms on ciabatta with home cured bacon. and colleague had the Columbian scrambled eggs( with avocado and spring onions). Both delivered promptly by friendly staff. Good coffee, so good we had 2 each. Star for me was the home cured bacon. Everything was great will... More 

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2 Thank David H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely coffee here on the way back from Kaikoura. Had a look at the food which looks amazing. The fish and chips next to me def looked tasty. Great spot to chill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free, International, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Amberley
  • Phone Number: 03 314 9411

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