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Reviewed 6 March 2024 via mobile

Great cafe in a great location. Teena is an excellent hostess. We really enjoyed the coffee and the freshly made blueberry muffins.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 December 2023 via mobile

Spotted the place as we were just wondering through Napier town, and it was really lovely. Staff are really kind and the coffee was great too. Wide selection of both food and drinks, would definitely recommend!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023 via mobile

Nestled in Napier’s friendly art deco centre, we popped in for lunch and liked it so much we went back again the following day for breakfast. Super friendly staff and you can tell that the food is made from quality ingredients.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 April 2023

We’ve visited here a number of times and always a tasty experience. We often grab something yummy from the cabinet (croque monsiuer is a favourite) and the coffee is always exceptional. Great staff and lovely art deco space. Will be visiting again.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 9 April 2023

We enjoyed our breakfast, taste good and well presented. The staff was lovely. The place is quite central.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 23 February 2023 via mobile

Having visited Napier three years ago, we were so looking forward to returning to the Ajuna restaurant and eatery for breakfast but sadly found it closed for business permanently. All was not lost though as we discovered this equally nice place (The Tennyson) to enjoy...breakfast in the sunshine, the quality of the food here was outstanding with great service to match. I would highly recommend you visit this place if you are in NapierMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 2 February 2023

Had coffee here 2/3 times. Coffee is excellent, home baking is delicious. Service is very sharp - all in all a first class cafe.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 25 January 2023

On the Tuesday 10th Jan this was Initially only place in town..... Ended up in Napier for 3 days so 3 breakfasts here The staff were very pleasant and prompt and the choice was decent The breakfast dishes were good and I was satisfied

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 22 January 2023 via mobile

Very busy cafe. Clearly THE breakfast spot in Napier. Very professional staff, calm amongst the crazy. Delicious food & good coffee. Cannot fault. Shout-out to the charming & brilliant waiter, Yoan, who did not stop clearing mountains of plates & cups, yet never failed to...smile, answer my annoying questions, and wipe every table once it was free. Super service from him.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 13 January 2023 via mobile

"Welcoming environment", a great cafe great customer service and high quality products! Food was served at a high standard, so good we dinner there for a full breakfast 4 days in a row! Very busy cafe, I did see customers walk away and I stated...‘you won’t regret your experience if you stay’, then I was promptly thanked by customers who stayed! Staff extremely busy, but very pleasant…..’ESPECIALLY NATE!’ along with the barista’s, rather hard cases making tasty coffee! Truly worth while visiting!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 January 2023

We had a one hour wait for our food, without any comms - food was ok but mostly cold. Disappointing!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 18 December 2022

First time visit today at this cafe for Cappuccinos and cake/slice mid afternoon. Both excellent. Plenty of staff on which was appreciated and service was good. Excellent inner city vibe and tastefully decorated. This one could compete with any major city cafe in the world.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 11 December 2022

Good range of cabinet food and our main selections of Croque Monsieur and Spinach & Feta Filo were good. Busy cafe which pressured the staff at times. Overall, a good break.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 6 November 2022 via mobile

Came into cafe excited it was open as I always go while I visit napier every fortnight ! Sadly I got the wrong staff member who didn’t listen to my order I repeated 3 times , paid for scrambled eggs , crispy bacon and avocado...and a flat white take away cup 32 dollars . I’m happy to pay that! Order goes in Barista goes sits and eats his breakfast ( only 3 people in cafe dining ) I wait 12 mins , he goes back starts making the coffee she’s standing there holding my breakfast for another 3 mins brings both over and no warmth , energy totally disengaged puts eggs Benedict down .. I asked what’s that no customer service skills - zero ! And walks away ! By then I was over it ! Made a fuss canceled my order ! And won’t be going back ! That attitude in todays market isn’t welcome ! We all appreciate staffing levels and stress ! But everything was wrong about it today ! I won’t be back !More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 5 October 2022 via mobile

First time at this funky cafe. Nice cabinet and menu choices. Cooked breakfast was top notch. Cabinet items both much enjoyed. Son not so taken with his waffles - wanted the chewy sort - but everything else fab.

Date of visit: October 2022
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THE TENNYSON, Napier - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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The Tennyson is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4