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Tay Street Beach Cafe

Crn Tay Street & Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
+64 7-572 0691
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Crn Tay Street & Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 337 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Good sort of organic menu, but I won't hold that against them. Plenty of seating, family & dog friendly. Open for breakfast till dinner Large portions , mid range prices .Papers supplied to read while waiting.

Thank lorraine14lee
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great coffee and great vibe with lots of young people and families at the cafe. Always a staple visit for me when I come to the Mount.

Thank Jen H
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Although it's across the road out of sight no escaping the beach feel here. This place has become one of my latest favorites with the very very friendly staff and food that is just that next step up.More

Thank 459Helen63
HospoEnthusiast, Owner at Tay Street Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Great feedback. The atmosphere is definitely laidback and beachy, hard to be too formal with people in Summer coming in in bikinis and board shorts :) but we try to ensure the food is great, the service is good, and the staff add to the...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

We had brunch here and it was really nice. I had the mushrooms which was really nice, and great coffee. Nice service and a great location.

Thank JetSetterJim
HospoEnthusiast, Owner at Tay Street Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Glad to hear we are consistently nailing it for you. We appreciate knowing our coffee, food and service are great ! Thanks for posting feedback.

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Visited with our family from Auckland was very busy. Ordered food & upon waiting watched as girl behind the counter was drinking out of a smoothie mix container in view of patrons not the best front of counter image coupled with waiter groping female staff...More

Thank Derek S
HospoEnthusiast, Owner at Tay Street Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Very disappointed to read your comments, but definitely feel they are not accurate. We have strict training and procedures around hygiene and we take it very seriously. To respond to your comments in point form; 1. staff drinking behind the bar - staff are encouraged...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

Cafe style , mid to high end restaurant pricing but have to say that it was fantastic . Had a pork belly dish in a beautiful broth and was very happy with it will returnMore

Thank Nigel B
HospoEnthusiast, Owner at Tay Street Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Glad to hear you rate our food as "fantastic", the kitchen team will be very happy and proud to get your assessment. When you make things from scratch they can be time consuming, and more expensive to make, but as you found out - it...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

Serious lack of beach front eateries in Mt Maunganui outside of the main CBD but this one makes up for lack of quantity in their quality of service and food

Thank Michael R
HospoEnthusiast, Owner at Tay Street Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thanks for taking the time to post feedback - we are very glad you enjoyed the whole Tay Street experience.

Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is an extremely busy restaurant , great variety of modern food well presented , and good price , close to the beCh so a walk before or after food is easy

Thank 137crystal
HospoEnthusiast, Owner at Tay Street Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Glad to hear you had a great Tay Street experience. Thanks for posting feedback.

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

A quick business lunch with a group on a rainy day. Good spicy tomato juice followed by Thai green curry and rice. Disappointed with the taste but Friendly service. Value for money. Good deserts.More

Thank Nouzab F
HospoEnthusiast, Owner at Tay Street Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thanks for posting feedback, though somewhat bemused as to what disappointed. Glad to hear at least the tomato juice was spiced right, the staff were friendly and you felt it was value for money. Assuming "desserts" from the cabinet hit the spot too, that is...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Easy parking Across the road from beach(can't see from cafe) Pedestrian crossing right outside for safe crossing. Quieter end of mount, so not such a strain to get parks & quieter beach. Outside/Inside dinning Cabinet food/coffee, specials, menu Breakfast menu served till 3, lunch menu...More

Thank chantellemarieh
HospoEnthusiast, Owner at Tay Street Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thanks for posting such comprehensive feedback. The Curry is the most popular dish on the menu and has been since opening over 8 years ago. It has been the same price for four years, although the plate has changed, however it is virtually the same...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$21
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crn Tay Street & Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga  >  Mount Maunganui
  • Phone Number: +64 7-572 0691
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