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Napier Taupo State Highway 5, Napier, New Zealand
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Ranked #55 of 138 Restaurants in Napier
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Fast Food
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Located North of Napier on Napier Taupo State Highway 5
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English first
Napier, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

What a neat place to visit. The place has been cleaned up and modernised with very good facilities. There is so much history of the Napier Taupo Road here that it leaves you in no doubt as to the bleakness and hardships that the earlier travellers were confronted with. The welcome we received was very warming and genuine from three... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Was a pleasure to find this cafe on the Napier Taupo road. Very clean. Very happy friendly staff. Good range of food and excellent prices. Mince pies and date scones were just the best!! Definitely would go again and again

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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This cafe is far overselling itself by claiming 'quality food, quality standards.' The cheese and onion sandwich was inedible and the hot chips were undercooked. The table we were sitting at was badly placed right in the doorway where people were coming and going past us. The food was way overpriced for what it was. The coffee was also average... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Visited this place on the Napier-Taupo road around 12 years ago and to be polite - it wasn't great. Now it's under new management and is so much more appealing! Plenty of seating inside and out, lovely views, really good baked food both sweet and savoury and the usual spread of hot and cold drinks. A very pleasant rest-stop on... More 

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Huntingdon, England, United Kingdom
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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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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 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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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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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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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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