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Pukekos Nest Cafe

4 State Highway 3 | Westmere, Whanganui 4571, New Zealand
+64 6-345 4706
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“steak” (2 reviews)
“great coffee” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 State Highway 3 | Westmere, Whanganui 4571, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Pukekos Nest don't pretend to be something that they are not. Steak, Chips and Salad or Fish Chips and Salad are our usual order. The Steak is always perfectly Med Rare ( more on the rare side as asked for ) and flavoursome. The Fresh...More

Thank Kiwicas
Bob C, Owner at Pukekos Nest Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for that Kiwicas, we try to do basic stuff well..good ingredients cooked properly, excellent Ozone coffee and above all our awesome crew with plenty of smiles! We strive for consistancy and we are always still learning! The icing on the cake is to get...More

Reviewed 6 January 2017

Coffee was good on our recent afternoon tea here but apricot slices and chocolate fudge slices were so hard they were inedible. These slices when attempting to cut with a knife shot all over the table. I was disappointed that $16 worth of food could...More

Thank byebyealbert
Bob C, Owner at Pukekos Nest Cafe, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about your experience. The apricot and choc fudge slices are both kept in the chilled food cabinet and can be a bit hard when first taken out. Our staff offer customers the option of having them 'dechilled' to soften them...More

Reviewed 13 November 2016

A great breakfast for 6 no major waiting and coffee supberb.Restrooms on site and evening meals,wine catered for too.

Thank higgiesStratford
Bob C, Owner at Pukekos Nest Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review Higgies, always nice to see you Taranakians through our way :-)

Reviewed 1 November 2016

Whenever we travel south we find this a great place to stop, have a drink or something to eat and have a break from driving.

Thank StephenOz2016
Bob C, Owner at Pukekos Nest Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments StephenOz, its always a pleasure to have travellers call in...its a great way to meet people! Glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 26 August 2016

As I am usually in a rush and just want to buy some lunch, it would be nice to be able to just grab something vegetarian and run. Sadly on my last two visits there has not been a single vegetarian item in the cabinets,...More

Thank crosis
Bob C, Owner at Pukekos Nest Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your posting Crosis. We almost ALWAYS have vegetarian optionS in our cabinet ( quiches, vegetarian pies, pasta dishes, sandwiches, toasties etc) along with the offer to make up a specific specialised order where possible. Unfortunately while we do attempt to keep our cabinet...More

Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Did a last minute booking at Pukekos Nest tonight to celebrate my 5 year old grandsons birthday. Children's meals were all served first at the table ( which was decorated with Happy Birthday glitter and lollies) and then the adults meals came out. All meals...More

Thank ahuahuwhanganui
Bob C, Owner at Pukekos Nest Cafe, responded to this review

We always enjoy hosting special events such as your birthday party at our cafe. Your Grandson had just had his first day at school and was buzzing! It was great to be able to see your family and friends all together celebrating his 5th birthday....More

Reviewed 14 April 2016

Stopped en route from New Plymouth to Marton for a coffee break. Delighted to see they have small slices for $2.00 which just fill a gap as we do not always need a big slice. Tea and coffee were served quickly and great to have...More

Thank Libranace
Bob C, Owner at Pukekos Nest Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments Librance. We enjoy feedback from our customers, its a very good learning tool. We are always looking at ways to improve the experience at our Cafe and any comments certainly help :-)

Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped to grab a coffee and cake while I waited for a WOF on my car. As always, awesome friendly efficient service. This place also has a surprisingly good wine list too! Highly recommended :-)

1  Thank Rackil
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Friendly staff, good choice of food, great coffee and outdoor area suitable for dogs. I often stop here for coffee cake and more when cycling from Wellington to New Plymouth and have yet to be disappointed.

Thank cygnusirati
Reviewed 15 December 2015

great place to visit for brunch/lunch. Large portions of food and great coffee as well. Service was great not too long a wait even when they were busy. Ate there on weekends while working down there. a short drive out of town but worth it.

Thank suenrob2015
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do you have gluten free food as my wife is a ceoliac?
14 October 2015|
Response from Bob C | Property representative |
Yes we sure do. We have a range of GF items in the cabinet and can do menu options as required.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 State Highway 3 | Westmere, Whanganui 4571, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-345 4706
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Country style Cafe on intersection of SH3 & Rapanui Road, next to Double S Motordrome. New local family owners from October 2011. Top quality food, both Menu and cabinet at very realistic prices and looked after by friendly helpful staff. Only the best Coffee using ozone coffee roasters. Lovely relaxed atmosphere with good off road parking and suitable kids play area. We can cater for group bookings up to 45 people.