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The Naked Bun

66-68 Aranui Rd, Mapua, New Zealand
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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106 reviews 106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
6 restaurant reviews
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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20 reviews 20 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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Nelson, New Zealand
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We have been coming here for 11 years and have had a positive experience on every visit, including today. The food is consistently good...they have some of the best pies and baking in the region. I'm a sucker for their fruit tarts. Their coffees and hot chocolates are great and the place is almost always humming with locals, which is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

We came to the Naked Bun two mornings in a row, but only due to lack of alternatives on Easter weekend. Both days the food took 40 mins to arrive. It was expensive for Nelson on price and certainly nothing special. We were in two groups and both groups ended up with extra meals that weren't ordered. Definitely wouldn't recommend.... More 

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We came here for lunch on a Sunday and had the vegetarian panini and the omelette with salad. Both were delicious, the salad is a personal favourite and never disappoints. Coffee and smoothies also delicious and the service was fast and polite.

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4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Terrible service. The lady who served us for takeaway coffee and food was rude. My husband asked for a flat white and if it came with two shots, he was promptly told "how else would it come". Why be in the service industry if you have no time to smile and thank your customers. The coffee was awful far too... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

As an ex local I was excited to visit one of my old favourites while I was back home. Gosh what a change. I went there once to get a takeaway pie and my favourite vanilla custard square. Let's say the custard square was the only thing eaten. The pie was advertised as a steak pie, not steak and vegetable.... More 

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

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