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The Naked Bun

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66-68 Aranui Rd, Mapua, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great place for breakfast

The Naked Bun is located in Mapua, a very small town about 30 minutes drive from Nelson. The reviews of this café are mixed but we were there for breakfast on three occasions over a 2-week period and do not have any issues to complain about. The meals (all typical breakfast dishes like pancakes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
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North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
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261 reviews 261 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The Naked Bun is located in Mapua, a very small town about 30 minutes drive from Nelson. The reviews of this café are mixed but we were there for breakfast on three occasions over a 2-week period and do not have any issues to complain about. The meals (all typical breakfast dishes like pancakes, eggs, etc) were well prepared and... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick coffee on a bike ride only to find this is a very good place for service food and coffee and very good prices at peak time. Heaps of parking at rear of building and a nice little courtyard at back. Thank you.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

On impulse, wanting a sweet treat, I stopped in at the Naked Bun after a bike ride to Ruby Bay. Perusing the delicious array of sweet and creamy things in the cabinet was an experience in itself. I really wanted a slice of the black forest gateau but at $9.50 it was too extravagant for my budget, as were several... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Not very welcoming at all, one of our 4 meals was forgotten and we were left waiting another 45mins for it. Service was terrible and no apology given - not a very nice welcome when you've come to visit from the other end of the country!

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We didn't have a very good experience at The Naked Bun. Wouldn't recommend dining here. Missed off one of our orders and made no attempt to remedy this quickly. 3/4s hour later the remaining meal arrived. Not good at all.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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48 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Everything looked and sounded lovely but was a little less fresh and a little less yummy than I expected. It was just fine, but not anything special. And the man who made my tea made fun of how I like it -- which wasn't very friendly. A nice breakfast, but not a memorable one.

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Te Aroha, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We called into The Naked Bun for a coffee after shopping in the beautiful shop next door, Tessa Maes. What struck me first was the yummy looking display cabinet filled with cakes and pastries. I had a coffee and my husband had coffee and a Cointreau Éclair. I had to have a taste............ it was absolutely divine. The next day... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Lovely staff, great coffee. They were so helpful, bringing my two dogs water and very accommodating. Very good gluten free toasted sandwiches. Nice spot to go after our morning walks :)

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Wellington, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

There are things in this cafe I am ashamed to have eaten but they were delicious. Big range of cakes but the big heavy chocolate filled eclair with chocolate topping was more than I could handle. Coffee was only single shot though I think.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The 'Naked Bun' would have to be one of my favourite restaurants in Mapua. The staff are always very welcoming and the food is utterly delicious! Such friendly people and a very impressive array of food on offer. Laid back and stylish roadside cafe layout that puts you at ease from the moment you walk in the door. I have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 66-68 Aranui Rd, Mapua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery

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