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Bay Espresso - Karamu Road

141 Karamu Road, Hastings 4201, New Zealand
+64 6-876 5682
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“great coffee” (20 reviews)
“short drive” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
141 Karamu Road, Hastings 4201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been there once and never come back. The cafe itself is really nice, I like the style and the staff is friendly and welcoming. Unfortunately they give small portions of food for what you pay for. Me and my boyfriend had the large portion...More

Thank Maria Chiara M
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Great little place with awesome coffee. A Hawkes Bay institution. Service is well above average. The food is mostly great but the cakes and slices are not quite as good, ok though. We go to the various branches regularly and are never disappointed.

Thank Aaron B
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Usually avoid places renowned for the coffee as I drink tea but gave it a go. Went here for breakfast and ordered pancakes served with seasonal fruit. A bit disappointed that the seasonal fruit was banana and bacon but the pancakes themselves were nice and...More

Thank 523angeg
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Super trendy café! Really nice atmosphere but sadly, no WiFi. Very popular place amongst hawks bay. Cake, food and coffee on offer. And the price is reasonable.

Thank Mathew B
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

You can never go wrong with this place. I had the mushroom, spinach and poached eggs with hollandaise on the side. The husband had poached eggs with a side of tomato and black pudding. The MiL had the crepes which were light and fluffy with...More

Thank Sassysas1970
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great place for coffee, morning or afternoon tea or lunch. Food nice too and service good. Handy to Hastings

Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 14 February 2017

you can drive past this coffee shop any day of the week and theres cars for miles, its so popular. have been there myself a few times now. great little place for that morning coffee and a snack,

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended if you love good coffee and friendly service. They also sell a range of useful coffees and related products.

Thank Simonharvey
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

And just when I gave up trying to find it (now located State Highway 2 on way to Napier) i had the best coffee and gluten free salmon crepe I have tasted! And coming from Melbourne Australia where food is amazing . .says alot! Friendly,...More

Thank MadamBrussels
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Very busy so service was slow but the coffee was worth the wait. If you buy the chocolate coffee beans they won't last long!

Thank 11Judith
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
08:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 Karamu Road, Hastings 4201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +64 6-876 5682
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