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Tastebud Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe,
382 Ngati Maru Highway, Thames 3578, New Zealand
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good36%
  • Average26%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible0%
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“cakes” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
382 Ngati Maru Highway, Thames 3578, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We have often stopped for coffee or lunch at the Tastebud Cafe. Today like all other times it was great. Clean premises, great staff, wonderful food and great Altura coffee. The range of food available was amazing and it all looked delicious. The only small...More

Thank GulfHarbourBadgers
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A great place to come and have a quiet coffee and something to eat away from the noise and bustle of the main street. Staff are friendly and there is a great selection of food prepared on the premises.

Thank waimarei
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is an old favorite we keep going back to time and again. It is not in the center of Thames but very close to the Thames Welcome sign as you approach from the Auckland / Kopu side. It is opposite the airport and is...More

Thank EvanLewis
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Lovely cafe - Lovely setting and lovely staff. What more could you ask for. This cafe is set to the side of the garden center. They compliment one another perfectly. Easy parking and just a short way out of town. There is the bike trail...More

Thank Martin_Denise
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Quiet location just south of Thames main centre and connected to a garden centre. Enjoyed a pretty decent flat white and excellent value Mussel fritters, salad included. Three generous sized Mussel fritters with salad for $15. Very good value and really flavoursome. Lemon meringue not...More

Thank Shane D
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We popped in here for a coffee and a snack. The setting was nice, and we sat outside and enjoyed the sun. The service was good, as was the coffee and food.

Thank john j
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I have no idea why there is a photo of an inner city Auckland cafe on this review because Tastebud cafe is located near Thames in the Coromandel. It is part of a small but very nice garden centre and we sometimes go there on...More

Thank Annaliese62
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a brunch during a long road trip. Found prices for locally baked pies and some other food items was huge, and the selection of cabinet food was quite limited but looked good. Coffee was nice but service was very lack-lustre; no smiles or...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Coffees are good, cabinet food is really good.but we were hugely disappointed by the cooked breakfasts we ordered. My wife had eggs bendict which she told me were mediocre at best, i had the creamy mushrooms which they should rename the watery mushrooms. Absolutely aweful,...More

Thank Animal_Yarns
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Lovely place to go to. Owners are very nice. The food is always excellent and there is a nice outlook.

Thank Gloria T
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Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
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  • Address: 382 Ngati Maru Highway, Thames 3578, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
The place to stop along the way from Auckland to the Coromandel for refreshment, cakes, coffee, and a relaxing break.
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