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The Pepe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
222 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
+64 7-864 7774
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“wedges” (5 reviews)
“breakfast bun” (3 reviews)
“mussels” (10 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
222 Main Road, Tairua 3508, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 212 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast, order didn’t come after 35 minutes, they said they gave it to someone else or something, no explaintion, didn’t really seem sorry to offer any solution ! Wouldn’t go there! They need new staff! Ruined our morning! DO NOT VISIT

Thank Bethany S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow...!!! What a turn around...!!! This place is certainly working hard to be the top eating joint in Tairua and might very well succeed. The decor is still somewhat modest but the food is highly imaginative and of a high standard. We were two couples...More

1  Thank JohnPaul1950
Miss S, Owner at The Pepe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you had a positive experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for coffee and drinks on our trip home. The staff there were very friendly and accommodating for our group. Lovely location. The coffee was great!

Thank RachieBabe B
Miss S, Owner at The Pepe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by here for drinks on what seemed to be a very busy day for the cafe. Even just for hot drinks there was quite a wait, and after a long wait it transpired that our order had been forgotten. The cafe is obviously...More

Thank mekydro
Miss S, Owner at The Pepe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, thanks for your feedback as it enables us to improve our service. Firstly we do apologise for your wait time. Yes, we are a very busy and popular cafe in a small coastal town where staffing is always a difficult task and is...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Very good food, reasonably priced and great friendly service. Loved the beautiful view the restaurant has & had good ambiance.

Thank Shannin T
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

I had the opportunity to work in Pauanui over Labor weekend and stayed in Tairua. Myself Nd a staff member had the lovely pleasure of eating dinner and breakfast at The Pepe The food was well priced and fantastic and the staff fun and entertaining....More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

A lovely place with great food, after a long day driving the food arrived promptly and was just what we wanted . The view from the window added to the experience.

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Ordered coffee and wedges for an afternoon snack. Very pleasant seated and looking out on the harbour and Brits at Beach cars in Reserve. Coffee timely. Wedges a little longer but tasted nice. ( One plain wedges and one the works with bacon and cheese)...More

Thank 763anne
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

This is a quaint little beach side restaurant. The service is pretty good! As when I came in so did Everyone else! But everyone kept their cool and the restaurant staff handled themselves well! Was recommended a dish and was blown away at how delicious...More

Thank MrAjSamson
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

A walk up dinner one night with the squad ended up converting to next day coffee and second dinner experience. These guys have nailed an awesome food and beverage option for families and couples. The food reflects great attention to detail, fresh local produce and...More

Thank Greg D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$31
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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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