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The Pepe

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Bar, Cafe, Pub, New Zealand
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222 Main Road, Tairua, New Zealand
07 8647774
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Pepe, Licensed Cafe & Restaurant is open 7 days from 8am for...
The Pepe, Licensed Cafe & Restaurant is open 7 days from 8am for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Cabinet Food. Fresh Baked Scones & Muffins Daily. Licensed Bar. Indoor and outdoor dining. All food available to takeaway. Group enquiries welcome. Located next to the Pepe Reserve, Tairua with children's playground nearby and easy access to beach.
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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
The Pepe

This place has a sign in front saying "Insanely good coffee." Early on a cold morning, it really is good coffee. The rest of the menu is varied with something listed that is sure to be a hit with everyone in the party. They are one of the few places open evenings in this small town during winter.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Tim R
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Fort Worth
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Fort Worth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This place has a sign in front saying "Insanely good coffee." Early on a cold morning, it really is good coffee. The rest of the menu is varied with something listed that is sure to be a hit with everyone in the party. They are one of the few places open evenings in this small town during winter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My husband dined here for breaky while on holiday. I had the eggs bennie on homemade hash brown and toast. My eggs bennie was just yum the sauce tasted homemade as well and was very much enjoyed, Hubby had the usual (he's boring always the same) full breaky the usual eggs, toast, mushrooms, sausage, bacon and homemade hash brown. He... More 

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Had the best cup of coffee here that I have had in a long time!! The breakfast bun too was sooo good as was the Big Breakfast- in fact so good we went back the next day for a repeat!

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My sister and I popped into The Pepe at the start of road trip to the Waitomo Caves and Rotorua. Eggs Benedict and Bacon and Eggs were our choices for breakfast. Our coffee and tea arrived quickly and was for a change HOT, not luke warm. The food arrived fairly soon and it was very good, Bacon and Eggs is... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We had both breakfast and dinner (2) here. The menus are sufficiently varied to cater for all tastes and offer imaginative meals which are beautifully presented. The range of wine, beer and cider was very good. Service was very good - this is a family business and we had the pleasure of meeting both father and son on different nights.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Great coffee and nice cabinet food. Handy setting right by the park so you can relax while tge children play.

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Katikati, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Portion sizes were average to small for the price charged, and especially not cooked to the order placed. A blue steak is not dark brown inside. The lamb SHANKS also turned out to be a single and very small lonely shank. When this was pointed out, the answer was that it was a mistake on the menu...!!! Why wasn't it... More 

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Miss S, Owner at The Pepe, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for bringing to our attention the typo on the menu - an oversight on our part and certainly in no way intended to mislead anyone. It would be useful for us if you could let us know the date you dined so we can take a look at how busy we were and take the appropriate... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I am not one to normally post reviews on places/experiences but i feel this one is needed. We stopped here for lunch on Monday and were absolutely appalled to watch as the chef picked his ear scratched his head with the hands he then used to toss around a burger pattie and other food. Not one to be offended with... More 

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Miss S, Owner at The Pepe, responded to this review

Hi there, I have emailed you to ask for further details and as yet have had no response from you to my questions. What you have described is not acceptable to us in any way and if we were to find there is any substance in a review such as this then we would take immediate steps to resolve the... More 

Wales
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217 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Stopped here for breakfast twice. The food is excellent and there is so much choice. We did find the service a little slow though but I think we had chosen the busy time and the food was all cooked from fresh so a slight delay is expected. Nicely situated with parking outside. I would recommend this for breakfast

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Ordered the steak sandwich off the lunch menu, not what we expected but was nice, very small amount of steak only 4 strips but what was there was nice. Nice selection of beers.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 222 Main Road, Tairua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Tairua
  • Phone Number: 07 8647774

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
  • Cuisine: Bar, Cafe, Pub, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

The Pepe, Licensed Cafe & Restaurant is open 7 days from 8am for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Cabinet Food. Fresh Baked Scones & Muffins Daily. Licensed Bar. Indoor and outdoor dining. All food available to takeaway. Group enquiries welcome. Located next to the Pepe Reserve, Tairua with children's playground nearby and easy access to beach.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?