Cafe Narnia, where the atmosphere is second to none, warm cosy and invitng, relax on one of our comfy couches and watch the world go by in the comfort of our airconditioned restaurant, sip on the perfect latte and enjoy our delicious menu or freshly home-baked cabinet food.
Cafe Narnia “Home of Northlands Barista of the Year 2009″
I was a regular customer and advocate of this cafe in 2011 when we lived nearby. However I was disappointed with a recent visit where the cost of my long black coffee increased from $3.80 (have there) to $4.50 because I wanted it takeaway. Apart from the fact it’s ridiculous to charge extra for a takeaway cup (surely it costs you more to have people using your facilities, staff costs, cost of washing cups etc), surely they don’t need to charge this much extra? This pricing strategy made me do two things – 1) I decided to not buy any food as I was reeling at the cost of the coffee, 2) decided not to come back here again for a takeaway!
After this experience I asked around & found other cafes in Whangarei don’t all charge extra.
My Wife and I were at Cafe Narnia for a private function on Sunday 3rd of Feb. A good time was had by all, we had snack food which was excellent and were served great
coffees to boot. Would recommend this Cafe to all my friends & family.
The place has certainly gone downhill in the last 2 years since I last visited. There wasn’t many vegetarian options on the menu at all and what there was didn’t look very inspiring. My friend and I both ordered the veggie option of a veggie stack with polenta. It was the driest polenta I have ever had and certainly not a meal worth $17. I won’t be going back. Over priced and just not up to scratch.
After being told how amazing this place was and that the food was amazing I was sadly disappointed when I arrived. It seemed to be a cool concept but wasn’t really what I expected. We had made a reservation which was great to get seated straight away however when we sat down our table was covered in sticky old juice. The furniture was old and falling apart and I felt like my chair would fall apart at the slightest move. And then unfortunately the food we ALL received was so disappointing and heavily over priced. It would be an idea to re look at the quality of the food made and that it meets the description on the board and that the price is reflecting what you are delivering (either improve the food or lower the price) for $17 eggs bene I’d expect gourmet with all the trimming……I got 2 English muffins, bacon, eggs & hollandaise in such a way I could have made better at home. Sadly I will not return to this cafe in the future.
Last time we came there for lunch we had a lovely meal, but this time was a totally different experience.I booked a table for 6 people today Sunday and 5 of us ordered the Steak sandwich.After a while they accidentally delivered a steak sandwich meal to our table that was meant for another table and came and took it back, but when it was there we looked at it and thought ‘wow if thats what the Steak sandwich is like we cant wait for ours to arrive!’, however when our sandwiches arrived(5 of them) they were nothing like the first one and in fact nothing like described on the menu. The amount of ‘steak’ on each sandwich was clearly a slap in the face, when Mine actually arrived I put all of the ‘steak’ together in a little pile and it would have amounted to about 2 tablespoons, also the sandwiches came with rather sad 1 portobello mushroom (I believe your menu actually states 2) and just a lot of greens 1 cherry tomato cut in half and the potato element had clearly been made quite a bit earlier and was cold and clammy.My sandwich was not the only one like this but actually all 5.Seriously if the ‘chef’ and I use the term loosely did not have enough ingredients to make 5 with everything that you promise on the menu then we would have appreciated knowing this so we could choose something else rather than letting ourselves be blatantly ripped off in this manner,(seriously guys did you not really think we would notice).I am bitterly disappointed and notice that you are willing to cut down on the food you sent to us but plainly we had to spend the same as everyone else.Shame on you we wont be coming back and as I have said we have been there quite a few times, I will also be posting this on MenuMania.
I find Cafe Narnia a cozy place to spend my morning while having breakfast with my husband on our day off. The place is really cool..and there’s absolutely no question about the coffee and food much more the service you get from the staff..they are all wonderful! Coffee is perfect, food is delicious, people are friendly! I just love it!
I always make an effort to get to narnia, they do the best triple shot mochas in Whangarei, and most of NZ, I have tried a few! Plus their brownies are to die for and the staff are always lovely. The fact that you get to walk thru the wardrobe adds to the whole experience!
$4.50 for a takeaway coffee? Its a lovely cafe – we went when on holiday and saw it had won awards for coffee – but seriously charging $4.50 to take away? I don’t understand the rational and $1 extra per cup of coffee because you want to take away feels crazy!