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Governors Cafe

) #152 of 276 Restaurants in Dunedin ££ - £££ Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
438 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-477 6871
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“muesli” (6 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
438 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We tried to get into capers next door however they were booked, We then decided to try Governers Cafe as it is next door. Firstly the Woman behind the counter was rude and unwelcoming and judgemental. My partner and I order the Eggs Benny &...More

Thank marvindavies24
Ronnie P, Owner at Governors Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Sorry you had this experience. We strive for excellence in our food and coffee. We will have a word with our staff and endeavour to be better. We would love for our customers to give us the feedback at the time though so we can...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in on a snow day and wanted something hot and comforting. Ordered the porridge and it did the trick. It was served with berries and brown sugar (the option of cream would be nice) and it was hearty and well sized. The service was...More

Thank nataliecU8589ET
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Love their black board notes Excellent coffee with Gr8 staff service I would recommend that u take time out for a coffee and nibblr

Thank John S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Can't believe how many folks they fit in but everyone had enough room and the food was great. Will come again next trip...

Thank Rus H
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a coffee and cake here after visiting the university. We think we remembered this cafe when we were students a few decades ago so it's stood the test of time. The cabinet food was average with a small selection but the coffee good....More

Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Came in for a quick lunch so ordered a bowl of soup. Cafe only half full. Waited 25 minutes, then asked at counter if my soup was on the way. They told me another 5 minutes. I told very young woman at counter that I'd...More

Thank cohensiddens
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Went for breakfast for our anniversary and what a joy it was, great service and great food. Full English was just what the doctor ordered and the black pudding was a real treat. We will be back.

Thank Otagolad
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Type of food and prices reflects its location in North Dunedin. Order at counter. Long time waiting for coffee and meal. The toastie was okay but always puzzled why the onion is chopped into larger pieces and raw. Staff friemdly enough. Might give it a...More

Thank drtgfnz
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Was happy to find that Governors cafe was still open for brunch at 3pm as no other places were, but was soon disappointed when my breakfast arrived. The quality of the bacon was horrible and I found multiple hard chucks that I could not chew...More

Thank 95taylas
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Discovered this gem of a cafe in Dunedin. Breakfasts were great as was the coffee. Generous servings all round. Indulge in the English or Miced breakfsst. Muesli went down well.

1  Thank Robert H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 438 George Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-477 6871
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