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Serenity Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, European,
Shop 6 | Whangarei Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
+64 9-430 0841
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (26 reviews)
“pies” (14 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 15:00All hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Shop 6 | Whangarei Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe is so popular, can be busy, has nice food selection, and coffee is nice, the pies have gone up, but for a one off, or take away, still worth it.Staff are really nice, go out of there way to help.

Thank Peteh222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at Serenity Cafe is the best at the Town Basin for quality and price. The people are really lovely and the food is amazing.

Thank dianesander2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Serenity is our 'go to' café. It is central, does a good breakfast and a super iced coffee in the summer.

Thank gold25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to have great food & excellent service this is the place to go too at the basin.I have been a regular here for several years.We live in Paihia and when visiting Whangarei this always our lunch place, prices are very reasonable compared...More

Thank Kenneth C
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Lovely place to have lunch,ordered fish chips and salad,fresh snapper. could not fault staff very friendly. coffee is great.Large bacon breakfast is a must.We will return

Thank suzy_sam2017
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had breakfast here yesterday, now although we were eating what I would call a greasy meal, my plate was swimming in grease afterwards, more so than usual. That being said, the meal was excellent, well cooked and prepared to order. If...More

Thank ScampinIzzy
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

What a lovely place to have breakfast outside in the sunshine. The menu choices were plentiful. We had blueberry and banana pancakes. They were beautifully presented and delicious. Service was fast and friendly.

Thank 22KiwiTraveller22
Reviewed 12 August 2017

A good guideline when travelling is to look for the popular places. Serenity was pretty full so in we went. They have a good range of options and very reasonable prices especially for the location. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. The pies we had...More

Thank gorgle
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Right by the long distance bus stop this is the first cafe you come to. Speciality is pies - and the pastry is yummy. Variety of pies from the usual mince etc. but difference to other cafes is the Hapuka Pie (fish). Reasonable prices and...More

Thank Judy P
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Have eaten here for years the food is allways top notch and fresh,only down side can get busy so out side on a cool day can be un pleasent.

Thank rumager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 6 | Whangarei Town Basin, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-430 0841
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We have indoor booth seating as well as tables for couples and tables for four. If you are a big family don't be shy to ask our friendly staff to join tables, we are more than happy to do that for you. Outside are more tables and seating with umbrellas for shade. A view of our Clock museum with flowers surrounding a huge sundial gives plenty to entertain visually while enjoying your meal. Tour buses regularly arrive not far from our doorstep with lots of parking and a big play area for children just around the corner. Feedback is essential for constant improvement which we welcome gladly. We hope you enjoy your meal, From all the staff at Serenity Cafe :)
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