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Bosco Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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57 Te Kumi Road, Te Kuiti 3910, New Zealand
+64 7-878 3633
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here before and it was great. Today was not? Chips looked like the last dregs from the bag and food was a bit average. Coffee was awesome tho. I'm hoping this is a one off bad visit? Maybe it has new owners and they have let it go?

Thank kirstenandy
Winchester, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The coffee here is still great and the food offerings have much to commend them. It's a nice location just as you are coming in to Te Kuiti from the north. It is clean and the staff are friendly and obliging. However, on my last visit we arrived at 1450hrs on Saturday afternoon. Everything was as it always is but... More 

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New Zealand
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

If gluten free doesnt apply to you this review is irrelevant . If you are an update is needed as in a previous review I praised this cafe's gluten free menu. However there must have been a change of management as on three occasions now there has either been no savoury gluten free available or as last time only one... More 

Thank CambaNewZealand
Canberra, Australia
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210 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

This cafe was our choice after a glow worm caves tour and we're glad we are here. We both are the BLT and agreed how great they were. Large meals though, be warned! 😉

Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

The Cafe is right across the Street from the Waitomo Lodge. Breakfast was very good fresh and hot. Will be back.

Thank Quantock58
Hamilton, New Zealand
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153 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

When you're road tripping down the North Island I can highly recommend stopping here. Great coffee, cabinet full of yummy food, nice large roomy cafe. Can be very busy especially during ski season.

Thank qofdnz
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We have always found it difficult to get a decent breakfast in Te Kuiti until we saw Bosco Cafe on TripAdvisor. Now we have a reliable place to go to with decent food and coffee, friendly staff, clean toilets, easy access off the main road and plenty of parking. I have no hesitation recommending it to others.

Thank Hugh B
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

I am travelling from New Plymouth to Hamilton and had googled this cafe. Really looking forward to a coffee. The hours listed state they close at 5pm. I just pulled up at 4pm and cafe is closed. Really disappointing, bad show 😡

Thank JessLennan
Sydney, Australia
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133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Travelling from Auckland to New Plymouth I wanted somewhere to stop that served good coffee and fresh tasty food. We found it at Bosco Cafe in Te Kumi. Keep your eyes peeled as it can be easy to miss. The food is freshly made and delicious. The staff were friendly and helpful. The Rest rooms are very clean. There is... More 

Thank bigred88
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Had the vegetarian quiche. It was fine but was reheated in a microwave so the pastry suffered a bit. Nicely presented. The atmosphere was nice.

Thank DeborahK765

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $11
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Te Kumi Road, Te Kuiti 3910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Te Kuiti
  • Phone Number: +64 7-878 3633

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