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Banana Pepper Cafe

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53 Seddon Street, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
+64 7-863 8944
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Whangamata, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love their coffee, food and service. A friendly bunch and a great place to catch up with friends. Fair pricing too

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We drove from Paeroa To Banana Pepper for brunch. We ordered a variety of meals between the 4 of us. I am always happy when i can choose gluten free options! The meals were great and the coffee even better. We enjoyed the quirky decor and warm atmosphere. It is also a bakery where they bake their own goods along... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food we ordered off the blackboard . Nice retro table and chairs it was very busy but the service was great will go back again.

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Thank stinKiwi
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mainly self serve for savory pies and desserts. Good prices. Good food. 10 tables, so not huge. Easy for take away.

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Thank priscilla m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent little place! Fresh pies and sandwiches and a wide variety of delicious cakes, tarts, .... Coffee was an 8/10. Highly recommend the award winning caramelised rhubard and wild berry tart!

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Thank lilith t
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Yummy gluten free bread, husband likes the big doughnuts and topped off by friendly staff. 2nd visit and will stop again when in Waihi.

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Thank Carleen72
Waihi, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, self service and brought to your table. Superb coffee. Friendly fast service. Highly recommend.

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Thank suejaneb
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Visited on a recommendation, great variety of cakes. We were too late for the sandwich selection but still had some nice pies and sausage rolls. Great friendly service. Can't wait to go back tomorrow and try some more varieties!

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Thank Aussietravelgirls
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Love Banana Pepper! I have been there twice and the food was top notch both times. Really nice staff, I had a lovely conversation with the owner on the second occasion, while purchasing the award winning delicious caramalised rhubarb pie. The place was packed with locals, always a good sign. While I wasn't stopping for coffee, the aroma was enticing.... More 

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Thank susan b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We meet friends in Waihi for lunch and went to banana pepper cafe where we hadn't been before. We couldn't believe the choose of food and a very responsible price as well. Coffee was great as well and we didn't have to wait even when they where busy. We would certainly recommend this cafe to people. Cheers Barbara.

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Thank Barbara C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Seddon Street, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waihi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-863 8944

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