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Steamer Basin Brewery & Taproom

Sign on the window for Steamer Basin, Dunedin.
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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

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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.

Plato

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Hidden under the Otago Peninsula Road overpass you will find Plato, an eatery that is retro both inside and out.

Jizo Japanese Café and Bar

Sushi on plates.
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The food covers all bases when it comes to Japanese cuisine at Jizo.

Kiki Beware

The tables.
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You won’t find anything quite like Kiki down George Street.

Bay Rd Peanut Butter

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Peanut butter has been and will continue to be, the unsung hero of breakfast and lunches everywhere.

The Esplanade

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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 The Esplanade.

Arc Brewing Co

Beer being poured into riggers.
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A 20ish minute jaunt from the Dunedin CBD, and well worth the trip.

Catalyst

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Catalyst is all about mindful eating and conscious consuming. Even the name speaks to this mission.

Taste Nature

Entrance to the building.
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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.

No.7 Balmac

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The kind of restaurant that every neighbourhood ought to be lucky enough to have.

Morning Magpie

Dining inside with colourful hanging lights.
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Morning Magpie has gained a reputation for their ridiculously good coffee, food and healthy smoothies.

Carey's Bay Hotel

Stone exterior of the hotel.
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Dating back to 1874, Carey’s Bay Historical Hotel is one of the most popular pubs in Dunedin.

Best Café

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This Dunedin institution is well worth a visit and perhaps a return to your student days.

Wolf at the Door

Women at a window.
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Whether grabbing a takeaway coffee, or stopping in for the rest of the day, Wolf at the Door is the perfect place to escape the cold Dunedin weather.

Vogel Street Kitchen

Fish graffiti on the side of Vogel Street Kitchen, Dunedin.
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The Vogel Street Kitchen wins people over with their impeccable service, awesome interior and delicious food.

Vanguard Specialty Coffee Co.

Seating area in Vanguard with big monstera plant.
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A fresh look and take on the independent coffee scene in Dunedin.

Rhubarb

A table full of food.
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A bright and sunny spot to eat an eggs benedict and read the newspaper, or squeeze your prams in for a date with the young parents.

The Portsider

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A cosy pub in Port Chalmers with a full menu and huge selection of craft beer.

Mazagran Espresso Bar

Silver metal coffee roaster.
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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.

Allpress Espresso Roastery Café

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Share in the precise craft of coffee, Allpress style.

Albar

Interior view of Albar, Dunedin.
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A local favourite and the social hub of many.

Mamma Mia Pizza

Hands reaching for a pizza.
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Serving up authentic Italian pizza from a traditional wood-fired oven, you can expect fresh, hot, traditional pizza ‘just like Mamma used to make.’

Dog with Two Tails

Vintage seating and lighting by window.
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Dog with Two Tails’ top priority is quality.