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) #7 of 275 Restaurants in Dunedin ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, European,
29 The Octagon, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand
+64 3-479 0808
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (29 reviews)
“donuts” (47 reviews)
“gumbo” (8 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
29 The Octagon, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 519 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really unique injectable doughnut here. The doughnut itself it's delicious by the way, but you need to get some filling to get the full experience. Give it a try to the seasonal fillings, they are really good. We come from Europe (Spain) where places close...More

Thank Kaikota
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arranged to take a visiting group here as it was close to where they were staying. The dinner menu had something for everyone and took people out of their comfort zone a little food wise too! The staff and we had several different wait people,...More

Thank Murray F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are amazing here, late night coffee n cake date night. Even after a long day your treated as if it was morning tea time

1  Thank TraceySmith1962
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nova was closing doors at 10pm sat night, the door to Nova said open hours...... till late anyway i was a little confused but lady at front of house said we are closing but we could maybe offer you a tea or coffee or a...More

1  Thank miss-severne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a while since I have been here but I am pleased to say that it hasn't changed and is very good quality. I visited one night during the week and returned again the next morning at 7am for breakfast. For the evening meal I...More

1  Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have often gone to Nova for dessert and coffee...Yum, Yum, Yum! However, one evening we decided to have dinner as well....it was a great evening. The service was wonderful...attentive and friendly. The food was Soooo delicious! We all loved our choices.....and have already repeated...More

1  Thank Cher51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a coffee to start and my wife had red wine. Coffee was well made and very welcome. We tried the share platter as a light meal, it contained a large block of cheese, dukkah, olive oil, warm focaccia, arancini balls and 2 espresso...More

1  Thank Braidwood_John
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great coffee, good service and excellent range of food no matter what the time of day. Recently the rissoto v good

1  Thank Jenny B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The salmon had good flavour, the bread had not been near to a toaster, so it made the dish too chewy. The Hollandaise had a good flavour, but the eggs were slightly over. Hot chocolate average Service was good

Thank classicchch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a very miserable, wet and cold day, lunch at Nova made the day a bit more bearable. Soup of the day was surprisingly good, the fish and chips were superb, and the coffee was sublime.

Thank AlejaNZro
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 28
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 The Octagon, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand (Formerly Nova Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-479 0808
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