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Spongedrop Cakery

10 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
+64 7-572 0059
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“cupcakes” (31 reviews)
“cup cakes” (9 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

Drink the coffee (NZ Supreme Roast), and salivate over the yummies. And when the caffeine kicks in, head just next door to wee!

Thank jeffdisney
Reviewed June 16, 2018

If you want a stylish and cute place for a coffee and cake then Spongedrop is it! So cute. Super service. A small selection of cakes with the most incredible macaroons. Highly recommended.

Thank Niki211
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

This is such a cute little cakery. This was our last stop on our way home. We popped in for a sweet treat and were not disappointed. The cakery offers beautiful cup cakes and a really inviting feeling. Cute and quirky, it’s a great place...More

Thank charlytravels
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoy spongedrop on the best of days but today the cupcakes must have been baked and iced with extra love because it was the best cupcake ive ever eaten! The cupcake was so soft and fluffy, rhe icing was full of flavour, so...More

Thank Emma P
Spongedrop, Owner at Spongedrop Cakery, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2018

This made my day - thank you Emma!! Thanks for appreciating all the little things we do. I've shared this with my staff, they'll be so proud! xx

Reviewed January 17, 2018

We ordered a variety of things: coffee, teas, macaroons and cupcakes. The raspberry macaroon was superb, the chocolate cupcake was delicious and beautifully presented and the teenager now worries that they have developed an addiction to the heavenly "hot cinnamon" tea. The staff were engaging...More

Thank Auck M
Spongedrop, Owner at Spongedrop Cakery, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

Thanks so much for your lovely review! Hopefully you get the chance to come again.

Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

My workmates and I walked in to buy a cup cake as i got a gift voucher. We said we would like to take away. Suddenly i was charged $0.50 just for the box without being advised. I only found out when i saw the...More

1  Thank TNCS
Spongedrop, Owner at Spongedrop Cakery, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2017

Hi there. Sorry that you were so disgusted with this charge! It wasn't our intention to upset you. The 50c box charge has been our practice for two years and we have had very few complaints. There is a sign on display that informs customers...More

Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a coffee after 4pm and everywhere was closed. Luckily we stumbled on Spongedrops Cakery. Best coffee we have had in New Zealand. The WiFi is excellent too. I fully recommend a stop here.

1  Thank MShew2015
Spongedrop, Owner at Spongedrop Cakery, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

Thank you! That means a lot!

Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Such lovely staff! Always friendly and smiling! They have a great range of sweet treats. Caramel and date cupcake is my favourite! And their new Ice pops are next level delish and VEGAN! If your in the area and wanting a sweet treat or a...More

1  Thank xxxxMBxxxx
Spongedrop, Owner at Spongedrop Cakery, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

Thank you!! I shared your lovely feedback with my team and they were all very happy campers - it made our day!

Reviewed November 6, 2017

Took my daughter/inlaw and two grandchildren.. All marvelled at the array of cupcakes..Seated orange juice for the children. .and cup of tea for the adults. .Both never liked the orange juice so promptly had a cup of tea too.. the cup cakes price are reasonable.....More

1  Thank Val L
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Cute little sweets shop with some healthy options. They have a lovely cozy courtyard to enjoy a treat and coffee on a sunny day and close to a wi-fi hotpspot. Easy to miss but worth the find. The chocolate cream cheese GF brownie is divine.

1  Thank sparkybr0wn2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Salisbury Avenue, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga  >  Mount Maunganui
  • Phone Number: +64 7-572 0059
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Spongedrop is a sweet bakery and cafe located in the heart of the beautiful beach town of Mount Maunganui. With a range of cupcakes, slices, brownie, macarons, fresh scones and other baked items available daily, served alongside quality coffee and tea, it's a beautiful little place to relax and treat yourself. If you're in need of a celebration cake, Spongedrop also makes gorgeous (and delicious!) cakes to order for any occasion.
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