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382 Ngati Maru Highway, Thames, New Zealand
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Description: The place to stop along the way from Auckland to the Coromandel for...
The place to stop along the way from Auckland to the Coromandel for refreshment, cakes, coffee, and a relaxing break.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Great place to stop just before Thames (500m from edge of town). Really nice people, good NZ food, with a great variety. Easy parking and right next to the local garden centre, so a good place to stretch your legs before continuing your journey.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Thames, New Zealand
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Thames, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great place to stop just before Thames (500m from edge of town). Really nice people, good NZ food, with a great variety. Easy parking and right next to the local garden centre, so a good place to stretch your legs before continuing your journey.

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Blountville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

New Zealand has fantastic cafe's everywhere but this is one of our favourites, mainly because the quality of food has been excellent. If you are from the USA you will know the standard New York Cheese Cake. Well, Kiwi cheese cakes are quite different and Tastebud have one that is soft and creamy all through, with a pile of whipped... More 

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Thames, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The food selection seemed less than it used to be and when we were there, it wasn't quite as fresh as it could / should have been.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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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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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Address: 382 Ngati Maru Highway, Thames, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
Cuisine: Cafe

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  • Address: 382 Ngati Maru Highway, Thames, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

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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