Nectar Cafe Whangarei

Voted Best in Northland and Whangarei Five times!

Nectar Cafe Whangarei, winner of Best Cafe of the year 5 times in Northland

Fresh organic produce.  Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wholefoods, Vegan, Dairy Free options

Breakfast, lunch, cabinet food, organic coffee

Outcatering, functions and events

Spring is in the air and Nectar is growing....

We’ve been listening you and you’re feedback, and are pleased to tell you we’re making many of the changes you suggested this spring at Nectar Café.  
Here’s what’s getting better: 
·         A new all-day menu will be added, but don’t worry, we’re keeping the favourites right where they are! 
·         A massive range of fresh salads offered in our new display fridges
·         New savoury and sweet options – we hope to get your feedback on these but we already know they’re delicious
·         Increasing our range of ready to go breakfast and lunch meals
·         Café improvements will make service faster on for menu, eat in, and takeaway

What will not change is our core values of using organic and local ingredients, supporting dietary choices and supplying the same high quality food and coffee with the love and care that we have always put into our food and our customers.

We hope you enjoy it and look forward to any feedback you have for us as we make this change.

We feel excited and nervous and this has always been a winning combination for us in the past, so here goes.....!





Nectar Supplier List  (chicken and pork)  (salmon)  (organic vegetables and fruit)  (organic dry and bulk goods) (local supplier of free range meats)

Gameford Lodge  (Auckland supplier of specialist meats) (Anchor Organic Milk) (organic, fair trade coffee)  (teas inc chopra and healing)   (organic berries and Drinks)

Red and White Suppliers - (Non alcoholic sparking grape juice)

Kokonati - (Organic coconut products)

Goodlife Distribution (Organic Indian Tulsi Teas) (supplier of organic and non organic bread products) (coconut ice cream and nice blocks)

Gluten Free Bread made onsite (may contain traces of gluten)

Coconut yoghurt made onsite (bulk goods, general items) (bulk goods, general items (eco paper suppliers for toilet paper and hand towels) (free range eggs) (smoothie supplements and specialist products)

Nectar Dropped its Full License and went BYO - why?

This is a question that we have been asked by customers and the council.  Nectar was the first licensed premises in NZ to want to make this change.  There was no process for it at the time (that the council was aware of at least)

So why did we do it?   With our blossoming awareness through our personal lives and associations we have seen first hand the damage that alcohol can do our health and to the health of our communities and families and we no longer felt that we could consciously support he alcohol industry with our dollar.

Additionally we had been struggling to place skilled staff that could recommend appropriate wines and manage our beverage list to ensure that it was adding value to our customers and our sales profits.  In a cafe situation we only serve any significant number of alcoholic drinks on Friday and Saturday.  Anything opened but unused at that point then becomes an expensive cooking ingredient.

However we do understand the desire of our customers to be able to enjoy their favourite bottle of vino or cider with their friends in a nice setting with great food at a reasonable price.   

This is where BYO comes in, you can bring in your favourite wine (one you are guaranteed to like) which you most likely purchased at an awesome price to compliment your meal, making it a great outing at a reasonable price.

Additionally we have expanded our beverage list to include interesting beverages such as our house made Keffir strawberry lemonade, Kombucha, Organic Blueberry Juice and hand crafted ginger beers with the list growing as we come across more favourites from around NZ.

We have found the change has little or no impact on our sales and has in fact made our beverage more interesting and has increased sales of beverages, food for thought (pun sort of intended)!

Corkage is free at Nectar until the end of February =)

Nectar Cafe est 2007 - 88 Bank Street - Whangarei - Northland - NZ - 09 438 8084