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Nectar Espresso Bar & Cafe

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286 Princes Street | The Exchange, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-477 8976
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07:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:30
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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here as other cafes were really busy and we were a big group and they had a table available. Food and service was disappointing, there were long delays in receiving both drinks and food. Also when food arrived was different to the menu as they had run out of certain things but didn't bother to advise - no... More 

Helpful?
Thank aimzlee
nectarespresso, Manager at Nectar Espresso Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Aimzlee, Thank you for your review. I am very disappointed that we have not met your expectations, I would really appreciate it if you would be able to contact me directly to discuss the issues that you have had. As a cafe we pride ourselves on good food and excellent service, I am truly sorry that we have let... More 

Cambridge, New Zealand
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Moderately busy on the day we came, pity it was raining as the outside garden area looked lovely and would be a great spot on a fine day. We both had coffees - one long black, one cappuccino. I like my coffee hot and strong and this was both, wish I had time for a second. Also had the brownie... More 

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Thank sonyaf22
nectarespresso, Manager at Nectar Espresso Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Sonya for your feedback. I am very pleased you enjoyed all aspects of your experience with us! It is a shame that you couldn't enjoy our out door area, but Dunedin weather can be a bit frustrating at times. We are looking forward to seeing you return in the future. More 

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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to lunch with my wife at Nectar. We had the pulled chicken salad and a pork belly burger with a coffee each. $50 all together, excellent value. Especially considering the generous portion sizes. Coffee was very good too. Highly recommended

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Thank Gregory E
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here early in the day and received prompt efficent service, good coffee and food choices were good. I liked the atmosphrere in this cafe.

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Thank Trish P
Dunedin, New Zealand
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was really nice. I went with my partner and my sister for brunch. The hot chocolate was amazing it came with a whittakers chocolate bar. It's a great place to go with family and friends.

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Thank ekta69
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160 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

.....popped in for a breakfast coffee and stayed for some free range eggs on ciabatta bread. Service was efficient and friendly, great banter with the staff, and lovely food to match. As a visitor to Dunedin I will be back for some more Nectar.

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Incline Village, Nevada, Usa
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Smelled fantastic upon entry, I came for coffee ordered a flat white and a cinnamon bun - coffee came in really small cup and was really bitter - Cinnamon roll nothing to write home about - there was almost no one in restaurant and when I asked my server if this was a flat white she said yes , I... More 

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Thank Tracy S
nectarespresso, Manager at Nectar Espresso Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Tracy, Thank you for your review, I am very sorry that we have let you down on this occasion. The service that you received is not up to our usual standard I am very disappointed that your concerns were not addressed in the appropriate manner. I will be looking into as to why this has occurred to ensure that... More 

Donegal Town, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Sadly the usual superb high quality coffee was missing! Never had this ever before at nectar It was weak with white milky crema disappointed and sad different place under new ownership

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Thank Shangos
Dunedin, New Zealand
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461 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Good coffee and food in the heart of the Exchange. Beautiful surroundings - Dunedin is way out front in the way the city cares for its stunning heritage buildings. Go look.

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Thank samandhenry
nectarespresso, General Manager at Nectar Espresso Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Sam & Henry for your review, we are very lucky to have such a beautiful space. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your coffee and hope to see you again sometime! More 

Lismore, Australia
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We had the eggs benedict with salmon. The salmon was not the usual paper thin slivers but a generous slab that was beautifully cooked. Coffee was good and the smoothie was so thick, the straw stood up all by itself. If you are looking for a great hearty breakfast in the heart of the city, stop by here.

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Thank U3367QDgarym
nectarespresso, General Manager at Nectar Espresso Bar & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We really enjoy our Salmon as well. We are pleased that you enjoyed your breakfast with us and look forward to having you stop by again next time you are in town. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Cuisine
New Zealand, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:30
Thursday
07:00 - 16:30
Friday
07:00 - 16:30
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 286 Princes Street | The Exchange, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-477 8976

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