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“Brilliant little cafe!”
Review of Banana Pepper Cafe

Banana Pepper Cafe
Ranked #3 of 27 Restaurants in Waihi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Brilliant little cafe!”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This place looks just like many other cafes in small town New Zealand but you just have to step inside to see it's much more. The 70s retro design becomes an immediate talking point and that's before you take a look at the food cabinet brimming with beautifully made food and quite a bit of it with an unusual twist particularly the array of sweet and savoury pies.
But the best bit about this place is the service - it was a very busy day when we went to Banana Pepper and the cafe was pretty full but we'd no sooner sat down from ordering when all our food and coffees arrived together and we were in a group of 7 so that was no mean fete. Whilst most of us had fairly simple fare, pies and poached eggs on toast one of the means was a chicken salad beautifully presented 70s retro style and all for just over $8!
This place is well worth a visit just to look at the food but if you're in a hurry it's even more worth a visit and it won't break the bank. Well done Banana Pepper!

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
waikato new zealand
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“good clean little shop”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

the food is well presentedd in door out door sitting with a view takeaway food plus sit down have a good meal very quick servvice open weekends as well

Visited September 2012
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food great service”
Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

There were six of us, the service was quick and the food great, the best chicken salad ever, a piece of art. The pies were declared a hit, and for the gluten free they had a choice

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Thank Christine P
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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156 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“wow best cafe food in NZ”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Couldn't believe the high quality of this place - a gem with best cafe food we have ever had. its all made on the premises and is really fresh. A bonus on new years day in a small town where nothing else was open. As Waihi has a large amount of holiday makers passing through it is certainly somewhere people should stop for the excellent food and coffee. There are a couple of tables on the footpath and ample seating inside though no real outdoor area - not a problem as the food is such a highight

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank bianca5699
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