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All 12 Tairua Restaurants

The Pepe, Licensed Cafe & Restaurant

222 Main Road, Tairua, New Zealand
07 8647774
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Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Tairua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Bar, Café, New Zealand
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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.
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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very nice location with lovely views of the water, and nice modern decor. Good food, and friendly service.

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Coromandel NZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Would definitely go again, nice. Nice atmosphere, great outside seating, nice views of Pepe Reserve.

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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474 reviews 474 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
448 helpful votes 448 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This licensed cafe has a good location in the centre of Tairua - across the road from the Information Centre and next to a childrens play park and the harbour shoreline. There’s a good view of Mount Paku a minute or two away from the building. We were too late for lunch, too early for dinner but definitely needed a... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

General comments in the area indicated this was the "go to" restaurant but I found it lacking, atmosphere was bland, while the wait staff were very pleasant the service was slow, after being given the drinks menu had to then ask when were they taking our order. While the main course was very very good, beautiful fish parcel I left... More

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Yummy coffee and food. Prices were same as any other good cafe..the service was very good..location is lovely too...children can play in the nearby park swings while you watch them and enjoy a good cup of coffee

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Tairua, null, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you need a great not average coffee you must visit the Pepe Café in Tairua. Guarantee you will have the tastiest coffee in town. Often when going for a walk I cannot resist to call in and have a great flat while. Never disappointed.

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Tairua, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This place is right in the middle of town, and has a great location right beside the harbour. The food is really good, well prepared and presented and the staff are friendly and helpful. Worth a visit even if it's only to get a cup of coffee and some counter food.

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Fife, Scotland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Directly opposite the Pacific Harbour Lodge motel, where we were staying, The Pepe is a delightful little restaurant. And does their kitchen know how to cook a rare steak – wow, it was the best steak I had had up to then in New Zealand. We ended up going to Pepe twice on our stay in Tairua – my partner... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We had a wonderful meal here one evening. The staff were really friendly. We were given complimentary Bruscetta, which was a nice touch. It gave us something to nibble on whilst waiting for our meals. The fish in a parcel was delicious. The restaurant is overlooking the Bay. sit outside if the sun is shining.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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97 reviews 97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We came at a quiet time before the dinner rush, and were seated in the porch area with a good view of the water. Our server was friendly and helpfully explained the menu , but overall the pace was just short of annoying since we were hungry and there didn't seem to be much reason for the delay in getting... More

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