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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
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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Biggar, United Kingdom
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424 reviews 424 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
404 helpful votes 404 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Subject: The Pepe, Licensed Cafe & Restaurant Location: Tairua, The Coromandel, North Island, New Zealand, South Pacific Title: Very rude, unhelpful , shouted at 6 poeple while we were there. ID#: 195844741 Well it was sunday lunchtime and we were first ignored for 10 mins whilst reading a self help menu, one guy then shouted at us and said before... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Couldn't fault this place at all. Lovely food, friendly service and nice choice of background music.

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