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The Good Oil Cafe

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314 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-479 9900
07:30 - 16:00
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Probably the best breakfast cafe in Dunedin with everything cooked fresh to order. An inventive menu as well as excellent coffee. It does delicious wraps and panini and was always full of locals which is always a good sign.Well worth a visit.

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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Happened to be back in Dunedin for another seminar and strolled out for lunch at the Good Oil. Delicious, fresh salads and tasty soup. My colleague had the smashed avo with bacon and egg, special, that looked so good I had to have some the next day. It tasted fantastic too! This place is busy but the team turns things... More 

Thank G4z3b064
Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

after 10 years' of visits, this is still the best lunch and coffee house in Dunedin. Service is quick, food is made on premises in an imaginative way, and there is a wide choice of salads and "heavier" snacks to please all tastes. Soup is always a stalwart.

Thank tripeface
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Best breakfast and coffee spot in Dunedin. Great choices and strong coffee. Convenient location and reasonably priced.

Thank Megan B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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678 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Great location. Plenty of seating. Healthy food options. Reasonably priced. It was recommended to us by a local and it did not disappoint.

Thank David T
Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I took my husband here for breakfast on his recent birthday. We have enjoyed breakfast here a few times and its always been great! On this occasion I ordered a 'side of mushrooms'. The waitress asked me what I meant? - 'do you mean mushrooms on the side of the plate?' 'no, I mean in a side dish, as it... More 

Thank AllyJ142
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Always when I'm in Dunedin for any reason, The Good oil is my first choice for quick and healthy lunch. The smoothies are really good and refreshing and the salmon salad is a must! Keep up with the good work guys.

Thank Elisangela O
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place, the ravioli salad is my favourite, although my visit yesterday it wasn't the same and potions size was smaller the usual maybe it was an off day. Very good coffee and lemon and sour cream cake.

Thank feebee10
Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Very popular place and rightly so, menu sounded delicious and meals looked impressive. Personally it was only morning tea for me but the best cappuccino I've tasted in Dunedin to date.

Thank Melissa B
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I judge coffee shops on their ice coffee as I am something of a world renowned expert on matters ice coffee. The Good Oil's ice coffee was average to poor. Almost no flavour and lukewarm. More like a tepid glass of milk.

Thank Hadley C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-479 9900

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