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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best pies ever - got to try the Paua pies. Lovely friendly staff. Well worth the stop. Our group of 6 all loved their food

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sorry this review is rather late - but our family visited Cafe 35 back in January while doing our North Island Camper van trip. This place had been talked up by many friends/workmates/acquaintances so we had to stop in and sample the "Paua Pie". What...a great place - humming with activity, beautiful fresh food on display, and a little something for everyone. For 3 out of 4 of us, it was the Paua Pie! The other had fries (sorry bout that). Great friendly service, Great atmosphere, great facilities also. Added bonus was the books on local places/trips and the coast trip that we were heading on to! Thank you Cafe 35 staff, we WILL be back!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 25 January 2021

Very cool place, very friendly staff and fabulous food. We tried the pulled pork and Paua pie and both were fantastic. We had a couple of other things from the cabinet and they were also tasty. Great value for money as well. Well worth the...stop.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 20 January 2021 via mobile

UNREAL 💯 percent recommend that everyone should try you won’t regret it. Pastry soo good and pāua soo fresh. Hard to beat this Pāua Pie

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 25 October 2020

We stopped here for a coffee but ended up having a Paua pie as well which was great. Good fresh food and good coffee.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 14 August 2020 via mobile

Stopped off for lunch on our way around the East Cape. Kept it simple - Hawaiian Pizza & chips. If you like to call hot chips ‘Devine’ - well these were, especially on a wet winters day. Pizza was yummy - lovely & fresh. Friendly...service - definitely five stars from us.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 9 August 2020 via mobile

Called in here on our road trip around East Cape as several people had said we had to try one. Now I have been eating paua at Stewart Island since I was a toddler but I have never eaten it in a pie. This was...an interesting experience. our pies were straight out of the oven, the pastry was light and the filling was creamy with a little onion mixed with the paua. To be honest I prefer paua patties or paua steaks but it was fun to try a paua pie.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 23 July 2020 via mobile

It’s a long drive between cafes in this part of the world, and this one is a particularly special find. It ticks a lot of boxes, with big ticks for good coffee, character and creative local food options. Homemade pies are a specialty and the...paua pies are a “must try”. The coffee was strong, hot and flavoursome, and came in gorgeous character cups. On a wet day, the cafe was cosy and warm, and we ate at an indoor table. Some of the outdoor tables are undercover, but it was a bit cool out there for us. On a summer’s day, the outdoor seating would be very appealing. Toilet at the bottom of the garden - heaps of character about the toilet too! Great find off the beaten track.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 31 May 2020 via mobile

The best coffee and scones in East Cape. And the best looking homemade pies I’ve seen in the North Island. Friendly staff, happy vibe. A must visit in Tokomaru.

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

On the coast for a holiday and when we heard there's paua pie we thought .. mmmm really, why would you waste it in a pie? Well shut the front door, it is freaking Y.U.M!!! 11/10 Pastry is delicate and light, filling has a perfect...balance of paua and cream and the cafe itself has a really homely feel to it. Love love love this place! Will be back for sure!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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  • Yes, Cafe 35 offers takeaway services.

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  • Cafe 35 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5