Watson's Eatery

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211 George St, Wall Street Mall (at St Andrew St), Dunedin, New Zealand, 9016

An all-vegan cafe serves breakfast & lunch, both hot and cold dishes. Example items include pancakes, a "big breakfast", risotto, burger, noodles, laksa, wraps and cakes. Has a large selection of sweets and hot and cold drinks. Seating is open in a mall. Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-6:00pm, Sat-Sun 9:30am-5:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, International, Take-out

13 Reviews

First Review by ambitiousanimal97

Alimentary - Edit

We came here a few times during our week in Dunedin and I found the food consistently tasty. On our first visit, for lunch, we had the burger ($19) and the risotto ($20), both of which were delicious with decent serving sizes. The risotto was rich and filling. On later visits we tried cabinet food, including a savoury scone, pizza slice and fritters. While these were good, they suffered from the same thing savoury cabinet food does at a lot of places: being nuked. Microwaving baked food just destroys its texture. This notwithstanding, I would recommend this place, and the staff were very friendly and attentive.

Pros: Delicious food, Friendly, attentive staff

Cons: Microwaved cabinet food (as with many cafes)

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Fabulous food - Edit

Visiting Dunedin and have been to Watson's every day. So much to choose from and some different things in the cabinet each day. I would take this higher if I could. Very good prices. Lovely people too.

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delicious and pretty at the same time - Edit

All vegan eatery where you can find burgers, sandwiches, muffins, slices.... everything you expect at a caffee suitable for breakfast or hearty lunch or snack accompanied with delicious coffee. Very clean new modern interior and the staff is sooo friendly that you just want to stay and chat with them all day 😉

Pros: fully vegan, friendly staff, fast service even dur

Cons: chocolate cake was little too sweet 🤗

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Amazing - Edit

Been here every week since opening. I can’t resist buying atleast 3-4 slices a week. The baking is amazing, soo many delicious options and everything I’ve had, was fabulous. Well priced, beautifully presented and interesting and unique flavours for cakes. Love it!

Pros: Staff are friendly , Good signs and descriptions

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Excellent - Edit

Great service, prices and very friendly staff. Cakes are fabulous, good location.

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Delicious breakfast surpassed expectations - Edit

We both had the tofu scramble breakfast that came with sausages, beans, mushroom and tomato all served on fried toast. It was delicious and presented beautifully. Also it was huge! We'd strongly recommend. The coffee was decent too.

Pros: delicious , generous serving size, friendly

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very yummy, wide selection - Edit

Again I’m just heading through driving the South Island.. this was an awesome find and I def wanna head back for the pancakes!!! We stopped here as we got into the city after a long drive and got a few counter options that were all great!

Pros: tones of options, cooked and counter, friendly sta

Cons: for us we were hoping for outdoor seating as we ha

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Great - Edit

Excellent cafe, since Finding it a week ago I’ve been in every day. The salads and cabinet food have been the same daily which is a disappointing but the coffee and slices have been delicious. I loved the twix, Ferrero and jelly tip slices. Will come in more for sweet treats and am looking forward to trying an ice coffee.

Pros: Baking , Price

Cons: Same salads and savoury cabinet

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Vegan in the mall - Edit

Fantastic to see an all vegan cafe in a mall where you usually only find the standard chain food shops.

Big choice of counter food and menu food, yummy slices and drinks.

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So many options, awesome - Edit

I loved this place, there are loads of mains, smaller dishes in the deli and desserts too. I had the mac and cheese (which was a bit under seasoned, but it was huge and cheap), a sausage roll and the twix slice. The slice was sooooo good. Definitely want to go back here again as there’s lots of other stuff I want to try.

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amazing food! - Edit

A little cafe inside the shopping mall. The food was delicious and fresh. I had a bowl with fried tofu and my husband had the mushroom risotto. Both were great.

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Delicious Food, Friendly Service - Edit

Nice variety of breakfast and lunch offerings. We had the Big Breakfast - scrambled tofu on toast with grilled mushrooms, tomato, and their own slightly smokey baked beans - and the Summer Buddha Bowl - quinoa, seasonal herbs and vegetables, avocado. Both were delicious. The deserts looked so tempting we had to try the peanut butter cup and the ginger slice. We had to box up half as it was quite rich. We also picked up some takeaway sandwiches from the cabinet for supper since vegan food is generally a challenge to find in New Zealand after 5pm. We were very happy to find a fully vegan restaurant with delicious options.

Pros: Varied vegan menu, friendly staff

Cons: Closes at 5pm

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Vegan Delights - Edit

The opening of this all vegan cafe is a must try! Absolutely divine desserts. Best raw vegan desserts I've tried so far in Dunedin.Highly recommend the bliss balls or any of the slices. The range of food available covers pancakes to sandwiches to salads.
Even though they put the 'v' symbols on the cabinet, everything is vegan!

Will be back again to try one of their lunches

Pros: Fresh food, Not too expensive for the portion of food, Everything is vegan!

Cons: Food can sell out quickly , Not many gluten free options

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