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The Pepe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, European
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good breakfast. Staff very were very helpful and acomodating. Generous portions. Clean toilets. Would deffinately visit again.

Thank Hugh B
Byron Bay
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a few drinks at this place in the afternoon which was great they had live music playing which was a bonus. We also had breakfast at this cafe, well it was just so yummy and cooked perfect. Coffee was great and the staff very attentive , can't complain about the service. Would recommend and we would visit again.

1 Thank Lorry M
Cambridge, null, New Zealand
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Called into The Pepe on the way through to Whitianga, as we have done numerous other times. Totally unimpressed with the wait for a toasted sandwich, and the fact that the two chefs on duty couldn't communicate. They said that they each thought the other was making the toasted sandwich. When it finally arrived we took it as a take... More 

Thank CrisArmstrong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for takeaway..great coffee, chatty staff and great bacon and egg sandwiches..locals also suggested we go there ..so great

Thank MandyHLB
Hamilton, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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 :(

1 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 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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.

1 Thank U2729AYmikec
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3 of 5 bubbles 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

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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
$7 - $25
Cafe, New Zealand, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Scenic view, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?