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The Pepe

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222 Main Road, Tairua, New Zealand
07 8647774
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in for lunch about a month ago, everything was great - have just left with a takeaway coffee and the barista is clearly inexperienced as I've just severely burnt my tongue with this bitter inferno of a drink. Won't be heading back here for my coffee fix :(

Thank Katie K
Miss S, Owner at The Pepe, responded to this review

Hi Katie, I am very sorry you had that experience certainly not our expectation. Could you tell me what day and approximate time you called in via email to thepepetairua@gmail.com so we can improve our service. We appreciate your feedback, it is the only way to improve. Regards Sandra Morris More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place should be number one in Tairua. The staff are amazing, food delicious, service great and very accommodating. Great breakfast menu and a good kids menu too. Prices are fantastic. It may not have the most up to date decor but I'll keep coming back time and time again. Well done Pepe

Thank Lisa T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good value food. Lovely staff. Great location. Could not ask for much more. Eggs Benedict was good. We came in last minute with the family and everyone was very accommodating.

Thank gareth k
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and service. Why is their a minimum of 100 letters. This is filling up my minimum. Minimum minimum minimum minimum.

Thank mtoony
Tairua, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have visited these premises on many occasions and have never been disappointed. Went there last Saturday for dinner with my grandchildren and we enjoyed the fabulous food, cooked well, large portions, and served by friendly staff. Would recommend this establishment to anyone.

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Called in for late lunch with kids. Ordered eggs benn and works wedges. Wedges were not very hot and I had to go back and ask for Chilli sauce and sour cream. Eggs were very good, coffee was good and cost was ok. Not enough staff as tables hadn't been cleared which made the place look untidy.

Thank Alastair D
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

my partner and I went in today and had a eggs bene and a wedges, first off the coffee was fantastic, had to order another one! being a chef its hard not to judge on what you order, the eggs bene was great and perfectly cooked and the rosti was perfectly seasoned! the wedges were another great hit! definitely will... More 

Thank mark s
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Lovely fish parcel with fresh seasonal vegetables and a superb lamb shank. Host was friendly and helpful. Best in Tairua.

Thank durkster
Tauranga, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Awesome food, and good choice of menu. Lacked a little atmosphere and lighting was a bit harsh for an evening meal but staff were welcoming and all round good place for dinner.

Thank Mat410
Heywood, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

unprepossessing exterior hide a very good dining experience with good local food and excellent service at a reasonable price,

Thank Ian H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $25
New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Tairua
  • Phone Number: 07 8647774
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?