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Tarawera Cafe

Napier Taupo State Highway 5, Napier, New Zealand
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Ranked #66 of 134 Restaurants in Napier
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Fast Food
Description: Located North of Napier on Napier Taupo State Highway 5
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Description: Located North of Napier on Napier Taupo State Highway 5
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Turangi
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A little oasis friendly with yummy food well worth the time to stop. Great service and good fresh selection

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Studley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I had one of the best breakfasts ever here on our travels. The staff were very friendly and I asked if they would do us a big portion, this they certainly did and it was superb. The place was really clean and the surroundings were great. Highly recommended.

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Hastings
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Great coffee and pies. Cheery staff great stop over when not in a hurry. Very relaxing on a good day and a great fire on a cold day. Very homely.

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Cleveland, OH
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139 reviews 139 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

On our two hour drive between Taupo an Napier we came across this cafe half-way between the two towns which made it the perfect stop for a break. The specials board inside had Tomato Soup and Toast. Now I'm from Ohio and we don't normally have toast with tomato soup but this is New Zealand. It was rainy and chilly... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I've stopped often at this cafe and always been disappointed by several aspects of the surroundings and food. Very, very expensive although, in part, perhaps due to the location and the need to bring-in everything from Napier or Taupo. But, I still suspect there is no need for the unnecessarily high prices. Why is so much of the food wrapped... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Had a tasty brunch in this busy but well staffed cafe. A great choice of food both from the cabinets or the blackboard menu.. Very clean and tidy establishment, a great improvement from days gone by.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Stopped for a coffee which was nice. Wife had bacon and eggs on toast. It consisted of two poached eggs, two pieces of bacon on two pieces of toast bread. Parsley garnish. No tomato or anything else....... $17.50. I usually have my wallet in my back pocket and it hurts when I sit on it after a long drive.... Not... More

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Hastings, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Our car broke down over the hill past the Tarawera Cafe last October 2012 on the Taupo side when the motor overheated and died. We hitched a ride back to the cafe only to find a sign saying it was closed for the day. However Maree had spotted us being dropped off and walking across the carpark with suitcase in... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I know you're rural but you prices are pure exploitation. not very friendly or welcoming. I'll definitely won't be stopping again. a coffee and sandwich does not give yor much change from $20.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Looking at other reviews must have New owners now as found it clean tidy and great value. Last time I stopped there it was a pub and I had no grey hair. It will now be a regular stop when traveling through

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