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Bay Espresso - Karamu Road

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Cafe, New Zealand
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141 Karamu Road, Hastings 4201, New Zealand
+64 6-876 5682
06:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 14:30
Sat 08:00 - 12:00
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

And just when I gave up trying to find it (now located State Highway 2 on way to Napier) i had the best coffee and gluten free salmon crepe I have tasted! And coming from Melbourne Australia where food is amazing . .says alot! Friendly, happy staff too. Brilliant way to remember Hastings.

Thank MadamBrussels
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy so service was slow but the coffee was worth the wait. If you buy the chocolate coffee beans they won't last long!

Thank 11Judith
Napier, New Zealand
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95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Coffee here is good I have been impressed the last few times I have been here. It's a small and friendly Cafe.....

Thank paul_teddy
Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Tasty meals. Fresh food. Delicious. Very popular place to dine so always busy and quite noisy however because of the excellent food you get there it is well worth a visit.

Thank Josie G
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I love this cafe, the coffee is excellent, the food selection great, as is the service, always friendly and welcoming.

Thank cabsavie
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Always good coffee and friendly staff. A busy main road cafe on SH2. Take care if crossing or entering from the South.

Thank NZdodger
Hastings, New Zealand
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

great cafe to go for a coffee/tea or a snack with good food and latte art. the service was pretty good.

Thank Sarah_Star19
Havelock North, NZ
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Bay Espresso is located in Karamu Road, Hastings. One of the original 'Breakfast/Brunch' cafes to start up a few years back. We have tried many local cafes BUT always come back to Bay Espresso. The Coffee was hot and strong, Staff very friendly and my Big Breakfast, thoroughly enjoyable. Roasted Tomato, Baked Beans (Own Recipe), Bacon, Hash Brown & Eggs... More 

Thank John L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I have visited many cafe in the past and I was most disappointed at the prices here. A young girl served us and didn't look like she was interested in working and barely gave us a smile. Our food was cold and we waited for well over half an hour for two eggs Benedict meals. My hot chocolate was cold... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Possibly the best cafe visit I've had - ever! Great coffee (and latte art!) and food, but the service is absolutely outstanding. Attentive without being intrusive. My friend and I chatted for ages in the sun and were made to feel so welcome. A huge thanks to the young lad with the brilliant smile - you made our day 😊

Thank Kerri A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
08:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 Karamu Road, Hastings 4201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +64 6-876 5682

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?