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Quick Bites, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, New Zealand
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 12 April 2021

Each & every time we are in waihi, we Always go to Bananapepper. Came highly recommended and we continue to recommend them. You don't get Gold awards unless you deserve it Unfortunately, there are some people who you can never please. They are not happy...unless they are complaining about something.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 25 January 2021

Food options VERY limited. Definitely not vegan or vegetarian options available and most meals contain pork products. The menu is extremely basic and nothing exciting.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 17 January 2021 via mobile

Holidaying in Waihi & Enjoying breakfast at Bananapepper. Children friendly. Staff are cheerful & courteous. Will be back. Thanks

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 31 December 2020

Firstly the female serving at the till appeared grumpy and did not have any pleasantries. The food took a while to arrive with people arriving after us being served before us. The main issue was that it took 20 mins for a bacon and egg...pie to arrive (only being heated) with me then discovering that it had patches of mould on it. I did receive my money back, but disappointed. My advice to diagonally across the road to a sweet looking cafe on the other side of the cross roads.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 5 December 2020

Poached eggs not hot and on tasteless bread meant to be home made. No garnish. Even a little Parsley would improve it. Bacon and egg sandwich was all bread and very little filling. Very disappointing. Previous owners were generous. Coffee good.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 17 August 2020 via mobile

Called in there today for a coffee Shocking Weak to no flavour and soooo milky! In fact I think the milk was sour! Through the coffee out and got another in KatiKatiMore

Date of visit: August 2020
Bananapeppercafe, Owner at Banana Pepper Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2020

As the owners of this cafe we are sorry that you feel the coffee was that bad. We can assure you our milk is never sour or outdated as we receive fresh milk every day. This would be the first time we have received a...More

Reviewed 31 July 2020

always good quality food and friendly service. visit often and never disappointed. never cold in here. good variety of snack food.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 21 June 2020

I love the food at Banana Pepper cafe. Especially the pies. Whoever makes the pies has it nailed. The pastry is light and flakey and the fillings are delicious. And the coffee is really good.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 8 June 2020 via mobile

Heard good reviews of this cafe, did not disappoint. Good service, cheerful/friendly staff and an overall pleasant experience. They have really really good fruit and custard tarts!

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 1 June 2020 via mobile

Didn't think I could eat the large platter with steak sandwich, chips and salad, but I managed! Beautifully cooked steak on ciabatta bread, perfect fries. Had to bag my dessert tart. Will return.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Banana Pepper Cafe

  • Yes, Banana Pepper Cafe offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Banana Pepper Cafe offers delivery services.

  • Banana Pepper Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4