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Cafe Bravo

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20 Spring Street | Red Square, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
+64 7-578 4700
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 09:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with family who were visiting for the weekend. We just wanted a light meal and coffee. My family ordered from the cabinet, my partner and I ordered light meals from the menu. Everyone else received and finished their meals but my salmon bagel hadn't arrived. Apparently there was a big group in and the kitchen staff hadn't started... More 

Thank fortunatefew
Whakatane, New Zealand
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were welcomed with a big smile and amazing service. They really couldn't do enough for us. We had the vege big brekkie and it was also delicious! The service was outstanding and so was the food! Totally recommend! Thank you Bravo- it's a rare occasion that my husband and I get out without the kids and you made it... More 

Thank sarahmullen
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a tastier breakfast here mid week. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Very reasonable prices.

Thank 274kelly
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After loosing my order for the third time I mentioned the frequency to the wait staff. Was told "I'm surprised you still come back" So am I was my response. Food today was a fish taco however with an asian twist of pickled ginger and heavy chutney on the side it looked like they had made it up out of... More 

Thank Andrea D
Tauranga, New Zealand
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the counter to order drinks and the sole attendant said 'I can't help because I'm making coffees'. I was told to ask the cashier which may have been fine if there was one about. The server then said again 'I can't help' after which I walked out and we all decided to leave. It's understandable that she was... More 

Thank Chris T
Waihi Beach, New Zealand
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Bravo this morning for a late breakfast, but immediately got the feeling the café needed some refreshing as the décor is starting to look a tad dated now. Great downtown location, with plenty of indoor / outdoor tables. Had a long wait for coffee - probably 15 minutes, then 30 minutes for meals which we felt for a... More 

Thank Rodney M
Tauranga, New Zealand
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200 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very Disappointing - we had been to this restaurant before and was looking forward to this recent visit. But was so dissapointed. Staff were friendly enough but when we asked for cracked pepper on our meals the shaker was dumped on our table instead of the usual waitress service where they do it for you.Meals were bland. My chicken was... More 

Thank 2014angela52
Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We came here with a large group - we booked in advance and were told we had to have two tables (booked for 18 people). The staff were very friendly and the lady that seated is (I assumed she was the owner) was lovely also. We were seated but nobody took our coffee order until around 15mins later when someone... More 

Thank 102madison
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The decor was lovely, the waiting staff were very polite and helpful- offered us water fir the table while we waited for our food. I had the French toast which was stunning! I've tasted nothing like it, it was delicious!! If you are reading my review then go because the food was so fresh looking and yummy!

Thank kjreid148
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106 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Very typical NZ bistro cum coffee bar. Great food and drinks including a choice of different chai lattes which was a first for me (choice of spicy or sweet). Gets only 4 stars since service was slow and we had to go to the counter to order to speed things up

Thank Mark P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Spring Street | Red Square, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-578 4700
Facing the sun in Tauranga’s Red Square, Bravo is an easy stroll to the water front, the shops or the theatre, and will fulfil all your dining desires - whether to meet friends for a social lunch, to catch up over a pizza with a work colleague, or to enjoy an intimate dinner before venturing out for a night on the town. Our chefs are passionate about sourcing their ingredients as locally as possible, enjoying close contact with the many growers and farmers of the bay who specialise in providing Bravo with the freshest, tastiest ingredients for our award winning dishes.If you have a special function or event that demands quality, attentive service matched by the best food in the Bay of Plenty, Bravo staff are happy to help you arrange everything you need to have a successful, enjoyable event- simply let us know what you require and relax, we will take care of the rest!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?