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The Naked Bun

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand
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66 - 69 Aranui Road, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
03 540 3656
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Narlidere, Turkey
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 out of 5 gourmet pies. why?... ingredients on top of ingredients... Beef pies with more beef than a bull. Garlic prawn pies with more swimming garlicky prawns than I have ever swum. Thai chicken pies with a zingerish curry and more chicken than you could poke a chook at. way to go guys. a 7 buck pie fed 2... More 

Thank winoseti
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was only average. Service was only average. Would be nice to have the table all served at the same time, instead of one person in a group getting their food, and pretty much finishing before others served.

Thank Amelia131023
Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I am one of the few transplants from America to this beautiful region and remember this bakery being built, I've seen its many transformations and this is by far the best OMG the food the staff the decor. This is the perfect place to bring your out of town guests or just a great place to catch up with friends.... More 

Thank ruakoura
Bradford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

We popped by The Naked Bun for a sweet treat on a sunny Saturday afternoon after visiting the Abel Tasman National Park. We sat outside in the lovely seating area and enjoyed eclairs and tea. It was the perfect place to stop and just what we needed. I'd highly recommend!

Thank SJC_0103
Blenheim, New Zealand
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152 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

The Naked Bun has always been a reliable stop for lovely food and good service and we found nothing had changed on our most recent visit for Saturday lunch. Salmon salad was superb!

Thank Coastfans
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

Has been under a change of ownership for a number of years but I can only guess that they have retained some excellent staff in the kitchen - the bakery is very good but burnt my mouth on a coffee never leaves a good taste.

Thank Harris J
Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016

Wanted to order breakfast at 1.00pm. Not a problem at that hour. Very friendly staff and food presented beautifully. We have eaten there twice now and found the high standard of food and service was the same on both visits. The outdoor seating area is the place to eat ….and watch the world go by . We are looking forward... More 

Thank mbslk230
Tasman, New Zealand
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118 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

Excellent food, excellent service and a friendly welcome. The breakfasts are really good as are the soups. We over indulged on the cream cakes too... had to be done!

Thank karenjG2649DT
Hamilton, New Zealand
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514 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Called in for an afternoon coffee and snack with my wife. Staff are friendly. A choice of indoor and outdoor seating is available. A good range of cabinet food is available. We did not view the menu options. My coffee was not served piping hot as I prefer but the flavour was reasonably good. An accompanying bliss ball was good.... More 

Thank Marque01
Nelson, New Zealand
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016

We have been here for lunch on several occasions over time and it has been one of our favourite places. However, we had lunch recently and were a little disappointed with the food. We had a ham and cheese croissant with a glass of nice wine but the croissant was way overdone to a stage that it was not eatable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 - 69 Aranui Road, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua
  • Phone Number: 03 540 3656

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