Nectar Cafe & Restaurant
Whangarei 09-438 8084
- Mon – Fri 7am – 3pm
- Sat 8am – 2pm
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Scenic View
- Live Music
- Out Catering
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Wedding Functions
- Breakfast Meetings
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 65
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free On-Street, Pay & Display
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Winners Northland Cafe of the year 2009 AND 2010
Winner of Northland Barista Champs 2010 & 2011
Winner Business Excellence Awards (Best Emerging) 2009
Runner up Northland Professional Caterer 2010 & 2011
Nectar Cafe offers 100% Fairtrade Organic Laffare coffee and Fair Trade Hot Chocolate
Private Functions and Out catering are also a speciality
Lots of room perfect for those group breakast and lunch bookings or private evening functions.
Wood Burning fire place and great views in the sun over Laurie Hall park and the city
We offer a tasty a la carte breakfast, lunch and private function menus as well as a daytime cabinet full of tummy rumbling goodness to enjoy in our spacious, sunny and relaxed cafe/restaurant or to grab on the run
No deep fryer means our food is always fresh and healthy, from the oven baked wedges to the pan seared fish.
Nectar is Fully Licensed, with a wine list full of great award winning New Zealand wines.
Please join us for breakfast, lunch or just a coffee and sweet. We also can host your private function.
Bookings encouraged and group bookings welcome
See you soon !
21 Reviews for Nectar Cafe & Restaurant
As we got there around 1.30pm, a few of the menu items were unavailable due to being sold out in the lunch rush.
I am currently doing a Sugar, Diary, Gluten and Wheat Free regime. When i mentioned this to our waitress she checked with the kitchen about what they could do and i have a delicious falafels and salad.
There was a stand of Gluten Free products – of which i ended up purchasing a few and the owner was extremely helpful and so interesting to speak to as he and his family are Gluten and Dairy Free.
Highly recommend Nectar Cafe and will definitely be back there as soon as i can
Also had a highchair and change table which is helpful!
Great view from the back tables over the park. Excellent service and friendly.
The menu was interesting and our eggs, bacon and kransky was so delicious we tracked down the butcher who supplied the bacon and kransky and took home a supply for the freezer! The large bowl of porridge was very good and something few cafes offer. Coffee was good but would have been better if it was hot instead of lukewarm.
As mentioned by other reviewers, we had issues with the length of time it took to get our coffee and meals. They were short staffed and one waitress for a full dining room was just not acceptable. Other diners arriving after us were told that the kitchen was behind with orders and there would be a 20 minute wait, which was actually over 30. Credit to whoever decided that those diners could have coffees free of charge while they waited. A pity we waited 20 mins and weren’t offered anything.
Overall, a very good meal, but you may have to wait a while, drinking warm coffee.
The 4 of us got different dishes from the menu. All the options are fairly light café style food. lots of salads and the mains come with new potatoes and a small salad. My fish of the day (salmon) was slightly undercooked. There should be some partly cooked fish but some of it was raw in the middle. Potatoes and salad were okay. Someone else at the table ordered the chicken and didn’t rate it highly. The others ordered steak and a light dish. They both liked their food a lot. The waitress didn’t return while we were eating to ask us how our meals were.
2 of us ordered the chocolate brownies for dessert and they were excellent. perfect texture and a nice accompaniment with the mint ice cream. It was only 3 small pieces so it’s not a dessert you could share but it was one of the best brownies I’ve had. Yummy!
I tried to order two meals, but was told the Chef had run out of cream?
The owner turned up, and asked me what he could do to differentiate from lunch to diner,
Good Servce, white table clothes, candles would be nice, training staff on how to serve out, food, wine and top shelf, properly.
The music needs to be in the back-ground.
Owner needs to have a meal at Kermadec in Auckland, then he will see what he needs to change?
Overall the food was very good, when we finally got it.
I have worked in the restaurant industry for many years, and have dined at some of the top restaurants in Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane etc.
I like the owner/operator, but if he wants to hold on to his recent cafe award, will need to improve in all areas..