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PeeJays Coffee House

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15 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 7-308 9588
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6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Erin_leigh79
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352 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'll give a very honest and unbiased review here with all things considered. Please see my many TripAdvisor reviews for good reads on my travel experiences! https://www.tripadvisor.com/members/Erin_leigh79 Stopped in before and after taking the White Island Tour (review here: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g652408-d1603032-r469154233-White_Island_Tours-Whakatane_Bay_of_Plenty_Region_North_Island.html#REVIEWS). Got two coffees to-go before the tour and I was a little surprised at the higher cost. The coffees were... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I missed breakfast and lunch today because I was flying to Whakatane and working soon after arriving - so at 2:30 I searched for cafes in Whakatane - I came across Pee-Jays Coffee House. The TripAdvisor reviews were mostly excellent so my choice was made. The cafe looks to be part of a white islands tour business and some... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

I am a regular visitor to PeeJays, living locally. For tourists it is central if White Island is on their plans; otherwise it is a little off the main drag. It operates a very wide and impressive menu, quality is good, the space is OK if a little fractured, servings are adequate, and service is always efficient - not always... More 

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WITManagement, Manager at PeeJays Coffee House, responded to this review

Hi TimBarnett09, It's always great hearing from our regulars, so thank you for taking a moment to leave a review and share your experience, and we look forward to seeing you at PeeJays again soon! More 

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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a coffee hit here after the whale Island Tour. Great coffee and table service. A good selection of cakes and meals also.

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WITManagement, Manager at PeeJays Coffee House, responded to this review

Hi jenpepcheeki, Thank you for taking the time to post your review and share your experience. It was great to hear that you enjoyed your coffee and visit to PeeJays after your Moutohora Island Sanctuary trip. More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Fairly small cafe, and a few steps to navigate so watch your step. Great selection of typical kiwi cafe fair with a few tweaks here and there. Service was friendly and food came out within 10 minutes. Coffee tasted wonderful, I personally like mine a little bit hotter so it lasts a little longer than 5 minutes but that's just... More 

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WITManagement, Manager at PeeJays Coffee House, responded to this review

Hi Burgerings, We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to PeeJay's cafe, and thank you for sharing taking the time to post your review and share your experience. More 

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Peejays is a great place to relax. Close to the waterfront with friendly staff and a nice first floor terrace, we really enjoyed the stop.

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WITManagement, Manager at PeeJays Coffee House, responded to this review

Hi Glyn F, We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed the opportunity to relax whilst visiting PeeJay's for coffee and thank you for taking the time to post your review. More 

New Zealand
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

We often pop into this friendly cafe. They have a lovely range of cabinet food to choose from, including gluten free options. I would feel more relaxed about my daughter with Coeliacs eating here if the gluten free options were displayed separately or on a higher shelf to avoid crumbs from other foods. Great service.

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Thank rarothecat
WITManagement, Manager at PeeJays Coffee House, responded to this review

Hi rarothecat, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We're pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit to PeeJays and our menu of gluten-free treats. We appreciate your feedback on our display and have taken that on board. Thanks again and all the best for 2017! More 

Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Excellent coffee and delicious food served by friendly staff. We especially appreciated our perfectly cooked breakfasts.

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WITManagement, Manager at PeeJays Coffee House, responded to this review

Hi Ian T, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast and coffee during your visit to PeeJays cafe and hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

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266 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

We tried the coffee house based on commendations and the 3 of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals and coffees. There was a great selection including vegetarian and gluten free. the baking options were great and you do need to look over to the side for the biscuits and other baked goods as well as the cabinet and till area. the... More 

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WITManagement, Manager at PeeJays Coffee House, responded to this review

Hi JenJ46, Thank you for your review. It was great to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit to PeeJays cafe and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Ohope, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

The food is lovely,with a good selection.We mainly go for coffee and cake,and have plenty to choose from. Even at their busiest time,you never have to wait long. The staff are efficient and friendly. Good value for money

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WITManagement, Manager at PeeJays Coffee House, responded to this review

Hi 726kiwi, We really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review, and were happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to PeeJay's cafe. It always great to receive feedback, so we appreciate you sharing your experience. Thank you! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 The Strand, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Whakatane
  • Phone Number: +64 7-308 9588

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?