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66-68 Aranui Rd, Mapua, New Zealand
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

the worst food ever! Slow counter service. Expensive. Drinks came out quickly but were finished long before food arrived. Wont be returning. Maybe we got them on a bad day! Certainly not a taste of Europe as their web page describes. Patisserie NO, definitely not. Just a local bakery/café.

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North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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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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26 helpful votes 26 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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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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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: Bakeries

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