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The Pepe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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222 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
+64 7-864 7774
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was one the best fish and chips I have had at a restaurant. Fresh snapper, crunchy chips, salad and tartare sauce. So good and a great price. Great location. The place itself is a bit shabby but the food and service and pricing was great.

Thank Jo1232016
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Coffee was pretty good. Visited for breakfast after seeing on tripadvisor it was ranked #3. 2 of us ordered the pepe big breakfast which came with poor quality sausages, overcooked eggs and a general over dry taste requiring plenty of water. The wifes eggs and ciabatta were avg. Bread very soggy. But on a plus side, the salmon eggs benny... More 

Thank allyjaffa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It Was really good food, good views to the beach with friendly staff. We will eat there again and recommend to visitors

Thank Yolandie V
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the hotcakes with bacon, maple syrup and banana - delicious breakfast, cooked fresh. Great location with a spacious deck. Pleasant staff too.

Thank Jon P
Pickering, Ontario
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59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We dropped in for dinner and absolutely enjoyed our meal. The parcel of fish was garnished with fresh vegetables and the salad was exquisite. Great service too!

Thank AndyGloria
Kettering, United Kingdom
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357 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice meal here on the way back from Cathedral Cove. It's in a beautiful location with ace views out across the bay and the nearby hills / volcanoes. The food was good but the service was pretty poor. I had a Moroccan Chicken Burger that wasn't very Moroccan but was still nice. One meal was forgotten and bought... More 

Thank Paul G
Hamilton, New Zealand
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always like it to stop in Tairua for a large lovely coffee, or on a warm day an iced coffee to cool down. It is a nice restaurant close to the estuary and the playground with sheltered seating. the staff is always very nice and fast service

Thank pluisthecat
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite good food but enormous portions, wish I had just had a starter! Unpretentious surroundings and friendly service.

Thank Helen S
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service , food, cleanliness , views and coffee all perfect $ were good too. Will definitely stop here again

1 Thank joanne c
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coffee & toasted sandwiches , very average nothing amazing nothing bad .. Might stop if I was passing thru again, then again I might not .

Thank KentandJess

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $32
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Tairua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-864 7774
The Pepe, Licensed Cafe & Restaurant is open 7 days from 7.30am for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Cabinet Food. Fresh Baked Scones & Muffins Daily. Licensed Bar. Indoor and outdoor dining. All food available to takeaway most times of the year (exception maybe at Christmas when visitor numbers are too large). Group inquiries welcome. Located next to the Pepe Reserve, Tairua with children's playground nearby and easy access to beach.

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