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Tastebud Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe,
382 Ngati Maru Highway, Thames 3578, New Zealand
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good39%
  • Average25%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible0%
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“cake” (3 reviews)
“garden centre” (6 reviews)
“easy parking” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
382 Ngati Maru Highway, Thames 3578, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We are regular customers and are always greeted by name and with a smile. The coffee is consistently good and there is always something in the cabinet, sweet or savoury worth a taste. I recommend stopping off here on your way through Thames, then taking...More

Thank embee2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in while wife went horse riding next door at the pony club. Very friendly staff, delicious filo, and coffee was extracted perfectly. Would recommend.

Thank Stu R
Reviewed 16 November 2017

I need to keep coming back to taste all the fabulous cakes and savoury treats here... Very nice people serving, and excellent cakes. Lovely spot to enjoy a good coffee.

Thank Yvonne O
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We popped in for lunch on a Saturday and were surprised that it was almost empty, given the size of the cafe. The service was quite friendly but the menu option of mushrooms was out - no mushrooms available - so both hubby and I...More

Thank helianthus1
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

1  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
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Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • 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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