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The Pepe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
222 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
+64 7-864 7774
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (10 reviews)
“wedges” (4 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
222 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 201 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for breakfast on our return trip from Whitianga. Big smiles as we walked through the doors, lovely ladies working and ever so helpful. The coffee promoted on a sign outside suggested it was great and this was not a lie ... was an...More

Thank threeshocks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered the standard eggs been, and was really pleasantly surprised. Awesome presentation and taste. Home made hash brown was a great surprise too.Service is really good, quick and friendly. Coffee was good. Just a really nice place, well worth the stop.

Thank Warwick B
Reviewed 10 August 2017

we were greeted with friendly smiles. We checked out the menu and went there Saturday night. Great food cooked to our requests. Steve was friendly and helpful. A must visit if in Tairua

1  Thank kevinngaire
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Great service and delicious meals. Was here for a evening meal was impressed by delivery of all our meals at the same time. Everyone enjoyed there meal - reasonable range of options though no salad meal on offer

1  Thank 2014angela52
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We were traveling through and decided to stop at Pepe for a breakfast bun. It was a delightful surprise, even the best breakfast I've had for a while. It's thoroughly recommended and we'll make a point of stopping by on our next trip.

1  Thank Michael P
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Super lovely dinner for my whole family tonight. The steak was perfect as were the mussels. Great friendly service too.

Thank chickhappy
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We are passing the area stopped by the pepe, customer service was ok ok but the chicken burger was mind blowing we loved it so superb fresh chicken in it, coffee was great too

Thank Free-soul090
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Had a breakfast bun here was a fantastic place to eat for a quick bite or lunch. also had the wedges with cheese and sweet chili, highly recommend!

Thank robwood32
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Had to come back. Wonderful service, fantastic breakfast and the two mains of Mussels and a Fish Parcel were outstanding. May not look like much from outside but good things wait inside.

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The restaurant is in a beautiful position by the estuary, The menu was creative and inexpensive and the staff were so friendly .and welcoming.

Thank JohnBrod2013
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$33
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Tairua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-864 7774
  • E-mail
The Pepe, Licensed Cafe & Restaurant is open 7 days from 7.30am for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Cabinet Food. Fresh Baked Scones & Muffins Daily. Licensed Bar. Indoor and outdoor dining. All food available to takeaway most times of the year (exception maybe at Christmas when visitor numbers are too large). Group inquiries welcome. Located next to the Pepe Reserve, Tairua with children's playground nearby and easy access to beach.
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