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$5 - $23
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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 29 January 2024

Great little spot down Rifle Range Road with excellent coffee and breakfast options. Friendly staff and nice service. Thanks

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024 via mobile

We stopped by to pick up breakfast and lunch before walking the Tongariro alpine crossing. We had a cheese scone which was hot and freshly out of the oven as well as delicious coffees and 2 freshly made ham/egg salad sandwiches which went down very...well in the middle of a 21km walk! Couple running the place were super friendly and chatty. Would definitely recommendMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

The food was fine, but the service was rude. After waiting for over an hour for our food, it was insinuated it was our fault and then had the food rudely dumped on our table. Many patrons around us were commenting on their wait time...and stated they wouldn’t be back. We were trying to be understanding as they were busy, however please do consider how you speak to customers. We felt distinctly uncomfortable and unwelcome.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

Don’t know why “Zest Cafe” shows on this website, at TUI’S NEST address at 65 Rifle Range Rd Taupo? TUI’S Nest cafe is a real gem. Very good service and our meals and coffee were excellent. So nice to be able to park right outside...the cafe - away from the traffic madness in the main shopping area. We will be back!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 October 2023

Amazing Food & coffee, Fantastic Friendly service. The biggest scones have ever seen. Real value for money. Amazing coffee. Absolutely best BLT have tasted in a long time. Definitely a must visit next time anyone is in Taupo.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

Amazing spot! Had the loaded nest and everything tasted great, from the mushrooms to the sausages. The owner was really nice, she came out for a chat. Definitely recommend this place.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 February 2023 via mobile

Visited this cafe based on Trip Advisor reviews and was not disappointed! Coffee was good, muffin was yum and the service was fantastic. As a coffee snob I definitely recommend!

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 21 November 2022 via mobile

Friendly service, cute space and fantastic coffee. Best coffee we had in the area. Food didn’t seem quite as good but best place for coffee!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 29 October 2022 via mobile

Went here for brunch. Cabinet food only. Had a chicken panini. Was so basic and almost dry. Very disappointed, where’s the love !! On a positive note plenty of people going for coffee, so I trust that’s a bit better !

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 26 June 2021

This is obviously a Cafe frequent by the locals as the staff seem to know quite a few in the room. We came in for a quick lunch as we were travelling. The food was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed our quick stop. We will...definitely return when we are in Taupo next.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 27 March 2021

I have been to this cafe last year and this year during Ironman to support my partner. I must say both the times i enjoyed my food and coffee. I was so looking forward to have the coffee this year because i enjoyed it so...much last year. Best way to watch the Ironman with best coffee. See you next year when we are in Taupo for Ironman.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 20 January 2021

Had a great time with my family here, I had the waffles and they were awesome! The coffee was also great!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 3 August 2020

Great little cafe. Staff super friendly and service amazing and quick. Lovely spot with view of the lake. Just an all round brilliant find for lunch on our journey. Thanks team

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 4 May 2020

Ordered on line quick and easy process 👍 Asked on arrvial for collection if I would like to have wrap toasted 👍 But that is where it ends. 1)Long black with way to much water. 2)Salted Caramel Brownie taste was ok BUT $5.00 for this...very very small slice was not worth it and clearly brought in product and has been cut down. 3)Chicken Wrap. Small portion average taste to much capsicum. Please dont get me wrong I know these are hard times for all of us. And I personally have no issues with paying for good quality and tasty food and coffee. Sorry Zest but I will not be returning quality and quantiy not to my taste or stands. I wish you luck for future.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 28 January 2020 via mobile

With a very full town over the weekend we found this little cafe on a side road and could accommodate 8 for breakfast. The food was good but feel that $7.50 for a milkshake is a bit over the top for a squiggle of choc...syrup around the glass, milk and a squirt of cream on top.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Rishu29, Owner at Tui’s Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking out time to review us. I am glad to hear that you all enjoyed the food . However , all prices for menus are calculated as per food cost and evaluating market statistics. If you go to...More

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Tui’s Nest is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5