We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Busy Baker & Cafe

Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
114 Main Road | Katikati, Katikati 3129, New Zealand
+64 7-549 0429
07:00 - 16:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 27: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
110 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in for a cake and coffee, and faced with an overwhelming choice of savouries, hot breakfasts and cakes ended up stopping for eggs and hash browns. Generous portions, served up with home made bread lightly flavoured with caraway (?) seed. Friendly service, cosy interior- customer toilet could do with a little attention but overall glad I stopped here

Thank jeizza
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch, bought $23 of food and got a rude lecture from staff because my partner with dietary restrictions has her own salad. There are many cafes within 5 minutes with similar fare but polite service. Don't bother with the busy baker... too busy to be kind apparently.

Thank Brian C
Katikati, New Zealand
Level Contributor
50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

As you walk into the Cafe you are "hit" by a big selection of yummy looking takeaway foods. This includes my favourite (pies) of which there is a mouth watering selection. You can walk thru' into the restaurant area which is fairly basic. Usually, there is a current newspaper available. You can choose to eat your sandwiches - pies in... More 

Thank maxiesmart
Matamata, New Zealand
Level Contributor
71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Quite a popular bakery and cafe, lovely sandwiches and sweet items on display and a variety of drinks to choose from. Good for those who pass through and equally good for those wanting to sit inside and enjoy the cafe.

Thank CPLOsborne
Harare, Zimbabwe
Level Contributor
272 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Stopped off for a cappuccino and a snack. The place was busy but quick service. The apple and blueberry pie was delicious.

Thank CookRE
Cambridge, New Zealand
Level Contributor
276 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Stopped here for lunch with the kids. Chose sandwiches with chicken, ham, meatloaf and corn beef and yummy sausage rolls. People eating in and taking away food. Gifts also'

Thank karina f
Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
192 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

We stopped here by chance, noticed it from the main road, were looking for somewhere for lunch and had a good one. Our bacon and eggs were good not at all greasy, appreciated the gluten-free bread choices and, overall, 'a good nosh'.

Thank amigadelmondo
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

About 5 of us stopped in to grab a quick bite before heading out. Out of the five of us there was pies, mini pies, sausage rolls, quiche and a mince tart brought. Everyone enjoyed there meal. I must say the mince tart was delish except for $1.49 per one it was tiny.

2 Thank sammyk_NZ
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Stopped for a quick coffee en route to Auckland and decided to grab a sausage roll too. They were in a glass cabinet next to the register and I said, "can I please have a sausage roll?". The woman behind the counter glared and said, "Get it yourself. There's bags and tongs." I hadn't seen the bags or tongs so... More 

3 Thank Lauren R
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Stopped here today for a quick coffee and bacon and eggs. We were told that there would be a 10 min wait what I didn't realise that was just the coffee. Bacon and eggs came about 15 mins later. Suggestion to owners don't put the bacon and eggs on the toast with the side of butter as you have to... More 

4 Thank Ddln001

Travellers who viewed The Busy Baker & Cafe also viewed

Katikati, Bay of Plenty Region
Katikati, Bay of Plenty Region
Katikati, Bay of Plenty Region
Katikati, Bay of Plenty Region
Katikati, Bay of Plenty Region
Katikati, Bay of Plenty Region

Been to The Busy Baker & Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 Main Road | Katikati, Katikati 3129, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Katikati
  • Phone Number: +64 7-549 0429
We are a small family business specialising in Gluten Free products
ranging from the sausage rolls to family sized quiche.

We make all our products on site and are very proud of what we do

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Busy Baker & Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?