A Beer Lover's Guide to Eating and Drinking in Dunedin
Maggies has gained a reputation for their ridiculously good coffee, food and juices.
Prohibition Smokehouse in Dunedin has earned a reputation as the pièce de résistance for some of the best steak in the city.
Steamer Basin Brewery & Taproom
Steamer Basin is hidden, yes. Secret? No. The journey may begin to feel like a wild goose chase, but persevere and you’ll be rewarded with micro-brewing gold.
The Daily Coffee Co
The Daily Coffee Co has a refreshingly specific offering - as the name suggests they’re all about coffee, espresso specifically. Expect a caffeine kick you won’t soon forget.
An eatery and taproom with great vibes, local flavours, live gigs, fresh coffee, cosy nooks and a sunshine-laden outdoor seating area.
A one-stop shop for any and all libations.
Hidden under the Otago Peninsula Road overpass you will find PLATO, an eatery that is retro both inside and out.
Step inside and be instantly immersed into the vibey, calming atmosphere of Side-On.
Patti's & Cream
You’ll find burgers and scoops on the menu here that will simply knock your socks off.
Arc Brewing Co.
A 20ish minute jaunt from the Dunedin CBD, and well worth the trip.
Beachfront and Italian may not be the most common marriage on New Zealand shores, but it’s a marriage that works well at St Clair’s Esplanade.
Pequeño Lounge Bar
Spanish for small, Pequeño lives up to its name.
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Well known for its commitment to organic food and sustainable living, Taste Nature is considered “the” organic shop in Dunedin by locals.
Bay Rd Peanut Butter
Peanut butter has been, and will continue to be, the unsung hero of breakfasts and lunches everywhere.
Princes St Butcher
A complete foodie destination.
This spot satisfies modern brunchers and big brekkie enthusiasts alike.
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Common Ground Espresso
Pop in for a coffee and a look and leave with a bag of your favourite beans for home brewing.
Grid Coffee + Good Food Co.
Visit Grid Coffee Roasters and Good Food Co. for single origin coffee and artisanal grocery items.
You won’t find anything else quite like Kiki down George Street.
The Tart Tin
The Tart Tin keeps limited hours and for good reason.
Carey's Bay Historic Hotel
Dating back to 1874, Carey’s Bay Historic Hotel is one of the most popular pubs in Dunedin.
This Dunedin institution is well worth a visit and perhaps a return to your student days.
Vogel St Kitchen
Vogel St Kitchen wins people over with its impeccable service, awesome interior and delicious food.
Whatever the weather and whatever your mood, The Perc is bound to satisfy.
A cosy pub in Port Chalmers with a full menu and huge selection of craft beer.
Mazagran Espresso Bar
This hard-working little café is a hive of activity all day long and a great spot for grabbing a coffee-to-go before work.
At Marbecks Foodstore the shelves are stocked with a huge variety of nationally and internationally sourced specialty food products.
A bright and sunny spot to eat eggs benedict and read the newspaper, or squeeze your pram in for a date with other parents.
A local favourite and the social hub of many.
Mamma Mia Pizza
Serving up authentic Italian pizza from a traditional wood-fired oven, here you can expect fresh, hot pizza, ‘just like mamma used to make.’
Allpress Espresso Roastery Café
Share in the precise craft of coffee, Allpress style.
Vanguard Specialty Coffee Co.
A fresh look and take on the independent coffee scene in Dunedin.
Potpourri Vegetarian Café
Potpourri serves vegetarian cuisine in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Catalyst is all about mindful eating and conscious consuming. Even the name speaks to this mission.
An excellent spot for espresso, baked goods and savoury fare.
Jizo Japanese Restaurant
The food covers all bases when it comes to Japanese cuisine at Jizo.
Offering experiential dining in a way that is exceptionally high quality but also completely approachable.
Beam Me Up Bagels
A cult classic here in Dunedin.
Moiety wows with a tasting menu that is refined and approachable all at once.
For a café experience that is local in every sense of the word.
A mean spot for burgers, beers and vibey energy.
Visit ADJØ for comforting Scandinavian dishes, barista coffee, housemade schnapps and NZ wines.
OCHO Chocolate Factory
Artisanal chocolate made in small batches with cocoa sourced from small, family growers around the Pacific.
The kind of restaurant that every neighbourhood ought to be lucky enough to have.
The Good Earth
A popular haunt with university students, this café makes everything from scratch every day.