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“Great food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Busy Baker & Cafe

The Busy Baker & Cafe
114 Main Rd Katikati Tauranga | Katikati, Katikati 3129, New Zealand
07 9859608
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Ranked #8 of 11 Restaurants in Katikati
Cuisines: Bakery
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Tauranga
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Nice cafe bakery has great food and great coffee
I stop here everytime I go through Katikati
You can eat there or takeaway

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
222 reviews 222 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“Comfort food – A’ PLENTY!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

The Busy baker is certainly BUSY! No it is not a restaurant, but a great cafe that is popular with those who know great food on the run – Truckies. With a number of batches of baking during the day you can always be sure that what you buy is fresh as possible. Even late in an afternoon I was offered fresh from the oven pies and pastries.

The cabinet food has a great selection of filled rolls, croissants and Panini plus plenty for those with a sweet tooth. We enjoy their range of different bread rolls as they as so fresh and great for our daily bread – we keep them in the freezer.

But the star of their range must be their pies. The Busy baker has taken the iconic NZ meat pie and turned it into a gourmet delight. With a big selection of pie fillings it is difficult to decide on what to try next, but most people have their favourite.

So if you are passing through Katikati be sure to stop at the Busy baker for great comfort food any time of the day.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lyttelton, New Zealand
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58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Don't stop here!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Food average for a bakery but overpriced. Crockery past its best. - tables damaged and missing surface finish. Service sullen and can't be bothered from a young woman who clearly has contempt for her customers. If you want to use the toilet you have to ask for the key behind the counter. Coffee absolutely terrible and my long black was served burnt then overly watered down in a mug. We left pretty quickly. My advice - dont do it.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Katikati, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“excellent home cooking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

if you want made from scratch food this is your stop. They are friendly and hard working family business.

Visited October 2012
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Virginia Beach, VA
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“perfect stop for the camper van traveler”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

stopped in on our way out of town for a cup of coffee, ended up staying for a warm quiche breakfast and used the free internet. very friendly people. ended up grabbing a beautiful sandwich for the road on the way out as well.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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