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Serenity Cafe

Shop 6 | Whangarei Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-430 0841
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Shop 6 | Whangarei Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely Brunch with Mum.Eggs Benedict absolutely Delicious.Thankyou and we managed to get Parkin and in before Lunch.

Thank MDove359
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After three months in Asia, it is lovely to be back home in Whangarei and one of my favourites in the town basin area is the Serenity cafe. It doesn't have the best location in the area but makes up for it with great food...More

Thank WanderingEric
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good value for money....this busy cafe serves a solid breakfast choice followed by a blackboard menu for lunch. Check out the food cabinet too for many tempting items. Service is prompt and with a smile. Free parking is available nearby at the Town Basin. If...More

Thank Virgo248
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Had breakfast here. The do really nice coffee, not sure which brand. The make your own breakfast allows you to customise which is great and the serving generous. Located at the basin is a great location for your whangarei stop. Good strolls to be had...More

Thank Gonz2020
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful food, happy friendly staff and reasonably fast service for such a large cafe. Fully recommend Serenity cafe for a descent family breakfast. Those steak and cheese pies! Yum

Thank dan1el05
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Good solid homemade food in a competitive spot. Although at first I was reluctant to go where all the tour busses seem to stop, I was soon pulled in. Good sized portions, no-non-sense service and reasonably priced. Have the muscle chowder.

Thank Margaret O
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This cafe has been discovered by everyone who wants tasty homemade foods in a warm friendly atmosphere. It was crowded when we visited for lunch but there was plenty of seating, food was served without a long wait and staff were efficient and cheerful. The...More

Thank kitten16
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This place is always busy and we have eaten here twice with great meals and superb coffee.Try out their home made pies

Thank kruuza
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We had an hour to spend for lunch here Panini, Mussel chowder tasty and hot Good service very friendly staff

Thank GizaN7
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Great friendly service and lovely location. Food was great along with the small bacon and egg savoury pies which were the best I had eaten. The smoked hapuka pie will be on my order when I'm next there.

Thank Suzie P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 6 | Whangarei Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-430 0841
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We have indoor booth seating as well as tables for couples and tables for four. If you are a big family don't be shy to ask our friendly staff to join tables, we are more than happy to do that for you. Outside are more tables and seating with umbrellas for shade. A view of our Clock museum with flowers surrounding a huge sundial gives plenty to entertain visually while enjoying your meal. Tour buses regularly arrive not far from our doorstep with lots of parking and a big play area for children just around the corner. Feedback is essential for constant improvement which we welcome gladly. We hope you enjoy your meal, From all the staff at Serenity Cafe :)