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Fresh Licensed Cafe

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12 James Street, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-438 2921
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I lived in the area dined many times. Haven't been for many years. Just had coffee which was great coffee. Cabinet food looked a bit lack Lustre but didn't try.

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Thank Susan H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

after having lunch nearby and reading the review of the coffee i sought out a place who had good coffee. came across this little place. nice atmosphere and quite fast friendly service. nice coffee

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Thank JustineFW
Whangarei, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This place is definitely improving. They now have streetside tables which is great. Service can be v slow though so not a good choice if you are in a hurry. They do a great chicken salad here.

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Thank tja97
Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Came for brunch and enjoyed every mouth full Thanks to the loverly staff and nice clean cafe. Very prompt service

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stumbled across this cafe as nothing else seemed to be open and it was a good thing we did! Came back twice for breakfast - mushrooms on toast with bacon was divine, omelettes were tasty and good coffee. Friendly staff and clean venue!

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Thank Nikki F
New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

breakfast was disappointing. The 4 of us ordered poached eggs on ciabatta with 2 ppl having bacon. Came to $54, which is expensive for a breakfast which was very basic. There was a minuscule amount of bacon, the toast couldn't be called toast, it wasnt browned at all and the chunks of hard butter on it had no chance of... More 

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Thank Queenslander2013
Darwin, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

We had brunch here. We ordered smoothies which were delicious. We also ordered poached eggs with avocado which were nice. The only complaint was the open scotch fillet steak sandwich. The components were nice and it was reasonably priced, but the steak and chips came out cold. Overall, the steak didn't ruin the experience. On a side note, the hollandaise... More 

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Thank nztraveller134
Whangarei, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, fast service and good food. Kids menu which is great and hard to find in whangarei. Nice bit of outdoor seating as well.

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Thank clarenicoleb
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

I wouldn't go back. After getting charged an extra $1.50 to get an apple and fejioa juice rather than just Apple, I swapped to a smoothie. Do believe if you're going to be charged extra for something like that you should be advised. But the girl having a attitude when I asked to swap is what really got me. My... More 

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Thank Lisa B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

A really pleasant experience, where I had amazing coffee, an incredible pecan brioche, and truly friendly and interested service. Come for the yarn bombing, stay for Fresh's great food and wonderful service!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 James Street, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-438 2921

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