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Tastebud Cafe

382 Ngati Maru Highway, Thames, New Zealand
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Ranked #22 of 26 restaurants in Thames
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Description: The place to stop along the way from Auckland to the Coromandel for refreshment, cakes, coffee, and a relaxing break.
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Description: The place to stop along the way from Auckland to the Coromandel for refreshment, cakes, coffee, and a relaxing break.
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Tastebud Cafe has good easy parking, lots of room and outdoor spaces too. However, it's very standard fare. Well priced however.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Lovely staff and good solid NZ food worth a cafe stop when you are on a road trip. Our meals were very nice - lots of greens with my side salad so I was happy and lots of Gluten Free options so in my books this cafe is a must stop at which is why we returned on the way... More

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Tolaga Bay, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We agree with Edward J. The food is what you would expect in 90% of cafes these days. We were a group of 5 and everyone was happy enough but no raves. Would go again if we were shopping at the Garden Centre but would not make it a special destination.

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Nothing partially good or bad about the café. Food is average neither really good nor bad. I suspect a lot of the food comes from Bidvest rather than made there. Nice location attached to a garden centre. We were surprised there was an issue with one of party have a small dog them even though we were eating outside.

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