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Tarawera Cafe

Napier Taupo State Highway 5, Napier, New Zealand
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Ranked #51 of 136 Restaurants in Napier
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Fast Food
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Description: Located North of Napier on Napier Taupo State Highway 5
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English first
Huntingdon, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We stopped at this roadside cafe on the way from Taupo to Napier yesterday and loved it so much we've planned a stop there on our way back to Taupo on Monday! The drinks are just as you'd expect but the pastries, tarts and pies are amazing. We had a delicious Deep filled plum and almond tart and a Deep... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This cafe is well worth a stop on the Napier to Taupo road. It has a surprisingly good menu. We had cake and scone but were sorely tempted by the savouries on sale. The service was excellent and the place was spotlessly clean. The outdoor seating has amazing views.

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Turangi
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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38 reviews 38 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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10 reviews 10 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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Additional Information about Tarawera Cafe

Address: Napier Taupo State Highway 5, Napier, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisine: Fast Food

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