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Crn Tay Street & Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
+64 7-572 0691
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Victoria, Australia
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just a few hundred metres from our accommodation to find a little gem is a real bonus. Whatever time during the day there seems to be throngs of people gathering here. The coffee is very good as was demonstrated by the large numbers. For lunch one day we decided to see if the standards flow through and they certainly do.... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this busy little cafe for a late lunch. There was one spare table outside and the waitress kindly moved the umbrella to provide us with some shade. We ordered our drinks and perused the menu for lunch options. Our friend ordered the calamari salad and we both ordered the salmon sashimi bowl. We asked if we could have... More 

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Thank Alison L
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for a takeaway coffee and smoothie. Smoothie took at least 15 minutes to make and when we asked they said they were making it "now". Not a good spot if you want a fast takeaway drink.

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Thank 65mikaylaz
HospoEnthusiast, Owner at Tay Street Beach Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us know. It could well take time if the Café is busy and there are a few smoothies ordered in front of you, we can only assume this was the case as normally they would be made promptly. We will try harder to speed it up ! More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant. We have often visited for lunch and always been really delighted with quality of meal and service. So handy too for parking, as slightly back from the hustle and bustle at the Mount. If you have already been, you will know how good it is, if you haven't, I recommend you put it on your list of restaurants... More 

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Thank cwb16
HospoEnthusiast, Owner at Tay Street Beach Cafe, responded to this review

Wonderful feedback, thanks for posting your comments on line. We are so very pleased you enjoy Tay Street and recommend it to all. More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The young man taking the order was not at all helpful and showed no interest in our questions. He did get the coffee order right but not the food. I asked him what he had iwith apple in it. He said spiced apple slice with berries. I told him I could not have seeds so that was out and I... More 

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

We apologise for this mistake. The person serving you did not hear the comment that you were allergic to seeds, and would have taken it very seriously if you had - hence not informing you that there was a small amount of passion fruit in the lemon coconut. As the order changed from apple slice to lemon the mistake was... More 

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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently visited here for dinner with quite a large party, (19 of us for both sides of the family first meeting) and was rather impressed with the food. Service is reasonable. Would recommend the fish and chips, very generous portions. Also the Thai green curry smelt amazing!

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1 Thank Colin M
HospoEnthusiast, Owner at Tay Street Beach Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post feedback. We are glad to hear that even a group of that size we can deliver the goods !! More 

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173 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have had both lunch and dinner here and all was very good. For lunch their Calarmari Salad is yummy. Lots of healthy foods are on the menu. I love being able to sit outside but under an umbrella. It is one of the few places where you can get wine with your lunch.

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Thank Lu B
Auckland
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great cafe and restaurant if you want to eat fresh and unique food. Very tasty and not pricey! The service is fantastic with a very friendly staff! We've been there many times and we will come back! 😆 Apparently the CROQUETTES are exquisite, because we couldn't try them😔;(you have to be there early to have that luck ). Highly recommend... More 

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

Amazing feedback we are soooo glad you enjoy what we do, and the staff. The croquettes are all made by hand and we run out on busy days sadly. Thanks for posting your very positive feedback it makes a difference to know we are doing it right. More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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183 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here and yum the burger on special was so good we both had it and yum. Drinks were good too. This place is nice out away from other cafes and had good service and location and view great

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

The chicken burger selling off the chain at present - we are glad you enjoyed it and the entire experience. Thanks for posting your feedback. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here twice with husband. The other time with friends. Coffee is good. Smoothie is sooo yum!!! I love it! Husband loved the pancakes. Service is great. Staff are amazing!

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

Glad you enjoyed your Tay St experience ! Nice to hear you think the staff are amazing, they love hospitality and work pretty hard so it is great you appreciate them. Thanks for taking the time to post feedback. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$21
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
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?