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“Great spot - if you can get a seat”
Review of The Good Oil Cafe

The Good Oil Cafe
Ranked #30 of 346 Restaurants in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dunedin, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great spot - if you can get a seat”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

Seats can be hard to come by at lunchtimes, and queuing up is pretty cramped, but if you can get past all that the food and coffee are great. The little lemon sour cream cakes are fab!

  • Visited December 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Dunedin, New Zealand
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“fine coffee, fresh food”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

Fine coffee, straightforward, fresh and tasty food, friendly service, and they keep good hours, serving a later lunch than most cbd cafes. But it is busy and crowded most times.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank 479David
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NZ
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“OK....”
Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

Nice environment, ok coffee (not to my taste but coffee is subjective). Bugged me as they make a big deal about "all our eggs are free range" so I assumed the bacon was too, but no, just the eggs. Every bit counts but if you're so concerned w animal welfare why boast about free range eggs when you're selling non-free range bacon? Service good, handy location.

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Thank WNZL0037
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Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice breakfast with very friendly staff.”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

Impressed with the quick service and they offered a gluten free option for eggs Benedict. Everyone that entered was greeted pleasantly before they got to the order counter. They obviously have a regular clientele.

Visited December 2013
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Thank CaptainGizmo
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New Zealand
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133 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“beautiful & quick breakfasts”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Friendly service, great coffee, delicious muffins, good variety & lovely food beautifully presented that arrives quickly. Very happy to return

Visited November 2013
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Thank YvonneWR
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