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“Average Food, Good Spot” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tastebud Cafe

Tastebud Cafe
Ranked #11 of 13 Coffee & Tea in Thames
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The place to stop along the way from Auckland to the Coromandel for refreshment, cakes, coffee, and a relaxing break.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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113 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Average Food, Good Spot”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

Tastebud Cafe has good easy parking, lots of room and outdoor spaces too. However, it's very standard fare. Well priced however.

Visited February 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A good NZ cafe for a road trip stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Lovely staff and good solid NZ food worth a cafe stop when you are on a road trip. Our meals were very nice - lots of greens with my side salad so I was happy and lots of Gluten Free options so in my books this cafe is a must stop at which is why we returned on the way home four days later!!

The pony club is next door so a nice rural look and they have a good garden centre as well.

Just have to say it is weird to see the photo in the tripadvisor which is not even the cafe - it looks like a city in Australia or USA - I think trip advisor or the cafe owners need to at least put a photo of the actual cafe or remove the one they have up there which is obviously not this cafe!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank 70HT
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Tolaga Bay, New Zealand
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice setting - average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

We agree with Edward J. The food is what you would expect in 90% of cafes these days. We were a group of 5 and everyone was happy enough but no raves. Would go again if we were shopping at the Garden Centre but would not make it a special destination.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank jandkNgatea
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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Average fare”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

Nothing partially good or bad about the café. Food is average neither really good nor bad. I suspect a lot of the food comes from Bidvest rather than made there. Nice location attached to a garden centre. We were surprised there was an issue with one of party have a small dog them even though we were eating outside.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Edward J
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