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State Highway, Mokau, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a convenient stopping point travelling both north and south. It's a fairly ordinary (very) small town cafe, but the coffee was decent, the service was friendly and prompt, there are a good number of tables to sit outside, and the morning tea scones were great.

Thank Alison K
Marlow, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We popped in here on our way back from Hobbiton Movie Set and ate around 5:30pm as our usual stops were closed at 4pm. We had excellent service and the food was very good! Great spot when on your way back to New Plymouth from the North!

Thank CrystalRose54
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We weren't sure if we could get to eat in as it was so busy & the weather was so bad! Toasted sandwiches & hot chips to share were ordered. Both arrived quick, one on whole grain & one white bread, but it didn't matter. Chips were crunchy & delicious. Overall an easy stop for a quick bite to eat..... More 

Thank Natasha G
Cambridg, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Don't bother stopping in this crappy place! We stopped here five years ago and it was quite nice, but we were so disappointed this time around. The staff member who served us had a dirty shirt and looked like he'd just got out of bed. The food was unattractive. The cafe was unattractive and needed a good clean. And worse... More 

Thank Louise A
New Zealand
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Staff were very friendly. The food is pretty ordinary and what you'd expect from a takeaway of this type and the coffee was OK. But the whole place really needs a good clean. The ceiling fan and the light fittings in the inside seating area appear not to have been cleaned since they were installed - covered in fly spots... More 

Thank excelsa
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We called in having had an early start on our journey back North. Nice little cafe with sliding windows that look out over the road. People were very pleasant and lots of magazines to read. The toilets were a couple of doors down in the park.

Thank Jorneyman
Taihape, New Zealand
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5 reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This restaurant was very close to the Mokau Motels where we were staying...whitebait fritters were available all day long.....

Thank Heather4919
New Zealand
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231 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Basically the only other cafe in Mokau. Very good level of service and food very nice. I had scallops which were beautifully cooked and presented. Good level of service. Enjoyable meal.

Thank NewZealandCarver
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015

Never before have I come across such rude people. Complained as the coffee was clearly burnt. Unfortunately this place is one of those places that has pretty much a monopoly however would rather wait for Pio pio now. Staff were extremely rude and myself and relatives will never be back

3 Thank Cust101
Rotorua District, New Zealand
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015

The food & service was great. The fish was fresh and batter not too thick and not greasy. Well done, keep up the good work

Thank AndreaPick

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Fast food
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  • Address: State Highway, Mokau, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  Mokau

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?