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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

Fantastic place. Great food. Staff lovely. The Chicken burger is very good. Try one of their cakes as well. Good coffee. A must go to place in Levin

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023

We loved this groovy little cafe.Fresh tasty food.Cheerful happy staff.Cool vibe a treasure hidden in Main Street in Levin .Worth the stop.We loved it. Loved the retro furniture.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 4 July 2023

Excellent coffee! Great selection of food. We stopped for coffee on our way north then stayed for lunch and another awesome coffee and a bit of cake. Spent way too much but so good. Thanks Taper team.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 February 2023

We stopped in Levin for a coffee on our way up north. We spotted a seat outside at this cafe and for this reason we picked to go here. No regrets at all. We ordered the coffees and a XXL cookie. the coffee was excellent,...so we decided to have a second one. The barista made them exactly the same. And he took proud in how he made the coffees. I am a barista my self, so this made me very happy. On you way north from Wellington to........ please stop and have a coffee here.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 18 December 2022 via mobile

Deceptively small from the pavement, once inside it opened up into a cafe full of happy locals chatting away, with a very, very friendly, helpful couple working the counter etc. The food on offer was delicious (especially the banana cake), as was the coffee. Loved...our short time there and would definitely go back again.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 5 August 2022 via mobile

Have been a couple of times for coffee and always liked the vibe so thought I’d try it out for dinner tonight and I have to say I was not disappointed! I had the chicken lickin burger and the hubby had the smash pattie burger,...and shared the jalapeño loaded fries between us. It was all so delicious. Burgers were so saucy (tasty sauces too!). The customer service was excellent, chilled but attentive. The decor is stylish/quirky and the ambience is cool. So nice to have a place like this in Levin, reminded me of when I was in the UK! Need more places like this in Levin, and NZ full stop.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 21 May 2022 via mobile

Amazing service and great food and coffee! Both the guys behind the counter were so friendly and helpful. Really cool decor as well, will definitely go back.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 20 May 2022 via mobile

What a great find in Levin. Great service... and even better coffee and cabinet food. The Scone Bene was fantastic. Best meal in town!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 26 March 2022

Maddest of the baddest smash burger!!! F**ken tasty as burger. Cool people. Will be definitely coming back

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 11 March 2022 via mobile

Friendliest, most engaging staff I have encountered in a long time Really seemed to be enjoying their day and making everyone welcome. Food and coffee were both great. We enjoyed the "building blocks" menu, where you choose 3 items at $5 each. (e.g. Bacon, egg,...sausage - toast was a given). Clever idea. Happy experience.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 9 March 2022 via mobile

A treat lunch out today and discovered Taper in Levin! Friendly knowledgeable staff and a good range of options on the menu for me (the vegetarian) and my partner (the traditional kiwi bloke)! We would both happily eat there again. TFC Taper fried chicken and...chips for him and smashed avocado, feta and cranberry on a crisp bagel for me. Accompanied by a crisp vibrant local wine and a craft beer that pleased the ‘Tui’ guy! Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 18 February 2022 via mobile

A small retro styled café on the main street in Levin. Excellent coffee and a delicious very fresh cheese scone - no need for reheating! Very friendly and efficient staff.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 3 August 2021

I popped in to the cafe with Mum on her recommendation, she loves the place and has been raving about it for ages. The coffee was delicious and the chicken burger was nothing short of phenomenal! The wasabi Mayo was a real game changer and...the whole burger came together fantastically. Heading into burger season in Wellington, I fear this burger will ruin the ones to come..More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 16 March 2021

We thought of Levin as just a big rural, unsophisticated town. How arrogant and foolish we were. Today we stopped at one of the best cafes we have ever experienced, with the best coffee service anywhere. Two very cool guys greeted us in such a...friendly manner, and explained that there were two blends of coffee available: Brazilian and Colombian. The decor is as hip and fashionable as anything in any arty, bohemian suburb in Aotearoa. But instead of cool, aloof hipsters behind the counter, the staff here are really warm and outgoing. Besides the terrific coffee we also had a couple of really good muffins.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 19 February 2021

We had lunch today. Absolutely delicious. The Taper bowl was a great choice for me and my husband loved the Korean beef burger. They really know how to make and serve good coffee. Staff is so personable, just lovely. We will be back for lunch...and they will be my go to for coffee from now on. Thanks so much for a great meal and time!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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  • Food: 5
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  • Value: 5