Monday- Friday 7:00am-Late
Friday - Saturday 8:30am-Late
- Disabled Access
- Alfresco Dining
A Dunedin institution since 1995, Nova is a spacious light filled 80 plus seat café by day and restaurant by night.
Our coffee, provided by Allpress, another institution, has been with us since the beginning. A product that has been around for 30 years and another reason why our customers keep coming back.
We are open 7 days a week so whether you are dining in or if you are just popping in for a takeaway coffee and something from our well stocked cabinet, you will not be disappointed.
Come and experience the reinvigorated team and our refreshed menu by our outstanding Head Chef, Mat Lewis.
We had my daughter graduation dinner here the food was excellent and the service top notch, it was a lovely evening.
Our server, Libby, was friendly and knowledgeable, and our food was delicious - we really enjoyed our experience at Nova.
The food and service were excellent - very accommodating to children! Thank you.
Really impressed with attention to dietary requirements - 5 stars for that. Food was nice and staff were very friendly
We love the new menu...duck liver pâté to start yummy...I had the pork belly it melted in your mouth with lots of texture of apple 🍏 my husband had fillet steak and this was beautifully cooked and very tasty. The only downfall for me is that they have taken away my fav reisling ☹️ I tasted another but not for me!
Our experience at Nova was great! Food and service were both without fault. Will definately return again
If our booked table was only going to be available for an unreasonably short time 90 minutes) , that should have been made clear at the time of booking and we would have gone elsewhere. Instead we spent an evening being harassed about ordering quickly, and being rushed through. I've never had anything but good experiences in the past, but after tonight I feel reluctant to return.
Good service. Accommodating. Friendly. Reliably good food.
great lunch and service thx u
Fantastic meal, food could not have been better. Lovely, attentive service.
Had a fantastic time at the restaurant and felt we weren’t rushed with food and staff were excellent. Thanks for a lovely night
Great service, very nice food
Donuts are amazing, service is very good. Our groups only suggestion would be to not serve sparkling water
Food was very good and reasonably priced, however, the atmosphere for evening dining was not good. The place still felt like a daytime cafe. Simply dimming the lights would have helped.
Perfect, reliable and consistently great. Thank you.
Our group had a lovely evening, complete with great food and drink. Thanks.
Lovely meal,very friendly staff at a very popular restaurant.
Been to Nova a few times and normally been really good, but this time service and food wait times were really long. We were seated at 7:30 but didnt leave until after 9 had to wait for an incredibly long time after mains to order dessert just everything was slow. Disappointed with the new menu as a our favourite entree is gone and also favourite main of mine, seems a big change but these things happen. Been to Nova 3 times in the last 6 months but probably wont be back again poor service left a really bad taste in our mouth.
Highly rated. Food quantity and level of service exceptional. We congratulate Nova on their sustainable journey.
Pulled Pork Buns were great!
Absolutely beautiful meals, will definitely be going back
Very much enjoy dining at Nova. Delicious food and friendly staff who deliver great service. Will definitely be back. Thanks Nova!
great coffee, excellent service, lovely meals - a great night. Thank you.
Excellent meal, service and atmosphere
We are travelling around the South Island on holiday, Nova was recommended to us and it has been the highlight of our dining experience to date. The food is delicious and the service is fantastic! Would highly recommend a visit to Nova!