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“Nice setting” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Riverside Cafe

Riverside Cafe
Ranked #22 of 128 Restaurants in Whangarei
Price range: US$3 - US$20
Cuisines: Cafe, European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

We went there for breakfast on Saturday morning, nice place to eat, had kiwi breakfast,
good food and plenty of it.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank john k
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Justin L, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Hi John K - Thanks for your kind words - nice place to eat, good food and plenty of it - just what we want to hear. If I remember rightly even the weather was good! Thanks again - kind regards Anna and the team.
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English first
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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149 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Dissapointed with the food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

We went here for lunch. We were disappointed. The previous day we had been past and saw that it was busy and made a note to return. We ordered three meals and all three were below average. The wedges were dry and overcooked. The chicken avocado sandwich was below average and the nachos were sub standard. The avocado on the nachos was bitter and unpleasant and the ice coffee that was ordered was warm and not pleasant. I was pleased that when we reported that iced coffee a full refund was offered and the staff were pleasant and professional. Nice location just let down by the food. We would not return.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank mosscopeekotrain
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Justin L, Owner at Riverside Cafe, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Hi there - I am pleased you visited Riverside Café so soon after a complete revamp and reopening. After only a few days open we obviously had not everything quite right and we apologise for this. I am pleased that my staff recovered some ground with you. We appreciate your feedback which I am sure was meant constructively and are delighted with feedback since that indicates that we are now consistently getting our food and service right. I am disappointed that you will not visit again, but should you reconsider please make yourself known to Anna or I and we will ensure you receive the experience at Riverside that we are fast becoming famous for. Kind regards Anna and Justin
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McLeod Bay, Whangarei Heads
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Great Addition To Whangarei's Town Basin Cafe Scene”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

Anyone familiar with Whangarei will recognise the premises that once were 'Mondos'..and will see a major transition has taken place leaving the sparkling new Riverside Cafe in place. The product has been lifted, including the quirky new logo.

It does not pretend to be a restaurant, but does serve good cafe fare-including great coffee.

Its' situation lends itself to sitting outside and watching the world go by. The Town Basin area is being constantly improved in various ways, and 'The Riverside' will be a welcome part of this. Our recent visit was to sit listening to some live music on a sunny Sunday lunchtime while enjoying a latte...very relaxed!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Flutes
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