We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Pepe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
222 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
+64 7-864 7774
08:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

195 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 186: English reviews
Cape Coral, Florida
Level Contributor
117 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Exceptionally slow delivery of the food...we waited well over an hour after being told it would take 45 minutes if we ordered the lamb shanks...so we didn't order them...after a long day of travel, we were famished. It was late and a bit annoying for the very long wait...the food was average..We wolfed it down and left

Thank captkess59
Whanganui, New Zealand
Level Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped to have breakfast on Monday morning before leaving the coromandel huge kiwi breakfast and very well priced 😍👌

Thank Derek Y
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to this place on several occasions, but my last visit was a rather unpleasant one. My friend and I had sat at a table by the window for coffee (Saturday 4:15pm) Within 2 minutes we were asked to move outside as the wanted to set up for the evening service, by a middle aged lady with an English accent.... More 

1 Thank jeraldme
New Zealand
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When they change chefs the cooking and service changes with them. Sometimes the food is good, well prepared, and done in a reasonable amount of time. Other times the food is bland, over or under cooked and takes way to long to come out of the kitchen. Also the interior could use some dressing up a bit at dinner time.... More 

Thank TravelFunVermont
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one the best fish and chips I have had at a restaurant. Fresh snapper, crunchy chips, salad and tartare sauce. So good and a great price. Great location. The place itself is a bit shabby but the food and service and pricing was great.

Thank Jo1232016
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee was pretty good. Visited for breakfast after seeing on tripadvisor it was ranked #3. 2 of us ordered the pepe big breakfast which came with poor quality sausages, overcooked eggs and a general over dry taste requiring plenty of water. The wifes eggs and ciabatta were avg. Bread very soggy. But on a plus side, the salmon eggs benny... More 

Thank allyjaffa
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

It Was really good food, good views to the beach with friendly staff. We will eat there again and recommend to visitors

1 Thank Yolandie V
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I had the hotcakes with bacon, maple syrup and banana - delicious breakfast, cooked fresh. Great location with a spacious deck. Pleasant staff too.

1 Thank Jon P
Pickering, Ontario
Level Contributor
66 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We dropped in for dinner and absolutely enjoyed our meal. The parcel of fish was garnished with fresh vegetables and the salad was exquisite. Great service too!

1 Thank AndyGloria
Kettering, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
386 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Had a nice meal here on the way back from Cathedral Cove. It's in a beautiful location with ace views out across the bay and the nearby hills / volcanoes. The food was good but the service was pretty poor. I had a Moroccan Chicken Burger that wasn't very Moroccan but was still nice. One meal was forgotten and bought... More 

1 Thank Paul G

Travellers who viewed The Pepe also viewed

Tairua, Coromandel Peninsula
Tairua, Coromandel Peninsula
Tairua, Coromandel Peninsula
Tairua, Coromandel Peninsula
Tairua, Coromandel Peninsula
Tairua, Coromandel Peninsula

Been to The Pepe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$32
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Pepe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?