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Nor'Wester Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
+64 3-314 9411
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“fish and chips” (11 reviews)
“bread” (11 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 am - 4:00 pm Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 291 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We were looking for a place for lunch on a wet day. The welcome we received was warm and friendly. The menu was extensive and of high quality. They certainly know how to make a good coffee. Certainly recommend

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for breakfast on our way north, very friendly staff, nice spacious setting, great food and the coffee was amazing!

Thank nomadmattm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a not so great drive from Nelson. Jolly iPad would not mate with the cars blue tooth but after a mild domestic , managed to get podcasts going, blood pressure returned to normal and listened to ABC podcast about people who had the most...More

Thank Horotane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poor selection of muffins (none at all!) or freshly baked sweet food to have with coffee. The cabinet just had old crusty slices like everyone else that look about a week old. Coffee was good but lack of anything nice to have for morning break...More

Thank kitty957
Dale H, Manager at Nor'Wester Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Well, firstly, thank you for stopping again to visit us. Glad that the coffee and service were worthy of the five stars in your review! It is always disappointing to hear that people are not happy with the service we provide, as we all work...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely time dining here. The food was excellent, the atmosphere lovely. Our daughter enjoyed a coloring activity which was warmly offered to her. Will definitely return.

Thank Deb W
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Called in with great reception. Looked over the menu and decided to order the Fish and Chips. Reading prior reviews I decided to change but thought oh well can always send it back. The fish was moist and the remainder of the meal was top...More

Thank richie2018nw
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Just missed breakfast so couldn't order off the breakfast menu obviously, which was fair enough. Couldn't order off from the lunch menu, as I'm vegetarian, which is fair enough. No options there. Three options in the cabinet so just ordered some tea. Breakfast would have...More

Thank Herbie15
Dale H, Manager at Nor'Wester Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Hi Herbie, Firstly - thank you for coming to visit us here at the Norwester! We aim to make everyone have an enjoyable experience, we do so by catering to the needs of a diverse range of customers. Rating us as poor, by saying we...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

We stopped here while travelling, delicious homemade chips and the burger was so good! Friendly staff and quick service! Will definitely stop by again when passing through again.

1  Thank alexiawilliams
Dale H, Manager at Nor'Wester Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thanks Alexia, the burger is something we are working on!! Look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped on our way from Christchurch to Kaikoura. Very friendly staff and food was reasonable. Coffee was so good we stopped there again on way back!

Thank Chris W
Dale H, Manager at Nor'Wester Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Wonderful Thanks Chris! Great coffee is what we strive for, glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

I had fish and chips here. The salad and chips were good. The fish itself was dry and seemed over cooked. I also had coffee that was fine. This was ok place for a road stop.More

Thank Winter M
Dale H, Manager at Nor'Wester Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Hi Winter M - Thanks for your review of our family owned Cafe! I do remember your visit fondly - I'm sorry you didnt enjoy your meal as much as I thought when I came to meal check you, If we had spoken about any...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 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: +64 3-314 9411
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