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Crn Tay Street & Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
+64 7-572 0691
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Hamilton
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I love this place, food is great, service is good and always feel welcome. The funny thing is my hubby does not like it. He says they take too long and it is too expensive. I still think they do everything pretty well. Try it and see what you think

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Thank denisemj62
Tauranga, New Zealand
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190 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

3 of us in for a business breakfast meeting, not my choice as I was not impressed with the service on my last visit, although some time ago. The place was quite busy & a had pleasant vibe. When placing our orders I asked for a bacon & egg sandwich instead of a plate of bacon & eggs. I was... More 

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Thank John P
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived lateish for diner and were well received . Enjoyed good selection of food from menu with nice wine. Bought raw slices from cabinet to take back to motel for dessert later. Great food and service.

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Thank Adi S
Tauranga, New Zealand
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135 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A popular cafe with both indoor and outdoor options, good value and (perhaps over?) friendly staff. We had a delicious Thai Green curry for dinner. The menu is quite limited, but each time we have been, the food has been good, and tasty. We didn't appreciate this time feeling rushed by waiting staff taking plates from the table before all... More 

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Thank MRS565
Noosa, Australia
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks like a corner cafe but has an interesting menu and operates from early breakfast to dinner. Locals and tourists usuall pack this small establishment so be prepared to wait for an inside or outside table. We had pastries and savoury mince with eggs for breakfast and for dinner green chicken curry and a whopping hamburger. Well priced and licenced.

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Thank Michael D
HospoEnthusiast, Owner at Tay Street Beach Cafe, responded to this review

Great feedback, thanks for taking the time to post a review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Tay St and we got it all right - breakfast and dinner ! More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dear friends of ours recommended the Tay Street Beach Cafe as a place to have dinner together and we loved it. Why, simply because we had good food, great friendly service close to the beach! What more could we ask for?

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Thank Dean Y
HospoEnthusiast, Owner at Tay Street Beach Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for posting your feedback. Glad to hear your Tay St experience met expectations - "good food, great friendly service, close to the beach" - it's what we do ........... More 

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132 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good solid wee cafe but wasn't overly wowed by it. Everything was fine but nothing was amazing! Good selection on menu and cabinet food, staff were lovely. Quite a casual setting

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Thank GF_adventurer_NZ
HospoEnthusiast, Owner at Tay Street Beach Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for providing feedback. Not sure that there is much to respond to there as all was good and the staff were lovely. Yes we are casual, we are by the beach and in Summer our customers often are just wearing bikinis or board shorts, so formal would be odd, and we like for people to relax when they are... More 

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived for Sunday brunch, advised there was 30 minute wait for food, that was ok as had coffee first, sitting at table for 3 that was made up of 2 tables, food arrived exactly as ordered, excellent brunch experience UNTIL - was contemplating another coffee and cake - and then WHOOPS - got asked if they could take a table... More 

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Thank LawrieGibbons
HospoEnthusiast, Owner at Tay Street Beach Cafe, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback on this situation. It is good to hear all of our products met expectation, but we are disappointed to read you felt we handled this situation with tables poorly. We will always ask before a table is taken in this situation, and clearly this was done. All our tables can seat 4 people, so seating 3... More 

Epsom, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right across the road from beautiful beach - you can hear the surf, smell the salt, siting outside in the sunshine. The coffee was hot and flavoursome, the staff were efficient and friendly, and the food was great. I was staying next door, and though I visited a few other places in the week I was there, this was the... More 

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Thank Shazzanz77
HospoEnthusiast, Owner at Tay Street Beach Cafe, responded to this review

Wahoo ! We will take that feedback. Thanks for taking the time to post your thoughts and confirm we are doing things well. Those boys in the kitchen get plenty of practice at poaching eggs so it would be a surprise if they have not perfected it :) More 

Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Dinner out over the long weekend. Fantastic service such a friendly waitress. Beautiful food. Fresh snapper taco. Delis. Small plates and large. Cabinet sweets to take out also.

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Thank MILMAX12
HospoEnthusiast, Owner at Tay Street Beach Cafe, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your Tay St experience, especially over a long weekend when we are busy ! Thanks for posting feedback and letting us know we are doing it well. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$21
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?