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Bugger Cafe Restaurant

1492 State Highway 25, Pipiroa | On the Main Highway Halfway Between Auckland and the Coromandal, Thames 3597, New Zealand
+64 274 281 646
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1492 State Highway 25, Pipiroa | On the Main Highway Halfway Between Auckland and the Coromandal, Thames 3597, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

called in for late lunch no soup run out 2.15pm but some items available in cabinet labels wrong , no chicken as advertised but filled with ham ordered a croissant which was heated in a microwave so all soggy tasty because of the spicy pickle...More

Thank johntoddl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place to stop--the food was first rate as was the coffee. The concept though was fantastic--had us chuckling from the moment we pulled in (did I mention easy access and egress). Well done decor and actually very tasteful considering the hilarious theme....More

Thank Erik B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted a place with great coffee taste, found this place---Superb quality of the cafe .great coffee ☕️ Very attactive cafe.

Thank Free-soul090
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stop here often on the way from Auckland to Coromandel. We normally "only" have some coffee and some snacks but it's just what you need and expect from a cafe like this. Great atmosphere, a little playground for the kids and no-fuss food and...More

Thank JohanInNZ
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Thames and it was a pleasant surprise. Unfortunately due to the weather there were no pies or fish but the meals we had were good. The chicken sandwich and lentil stack and they were good and well priced....More

Thank vwalmsley
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived at about 2.30pm and I asked the blonde girl at the counter if the kitchen was still open. She replied " well it depends if the chef is here or gone home'.. some times it's open and sometimes it's closed .." ?? Now...More

Thank camtheman69
Glenda G, Franchise Owner at Bugger Cafe, responded to this review

Terribly sorry you got bad service - that is certainly not the Bugger Way - as is evident by the other reviews - we have followed up - thank you so much for taking the time to let us know we had not performed on...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a takeaway coffee. It was great! The staff were friendly and the food looked inviting. Quite a funky kiwi cafe

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The place is nicely located along the state highway! Easy excess and lots of parking area. Had a nice carrot cake! Friendly staff!

Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Friendly staff, great food and even better coffee, Bugger Cafe is great for a break on the way to and from the Coromandel. Loved all the antidotes around the Cafe relating to "Bugger" moments.

Thank Kiwisforever
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

A regular stop for coffee as we go to and from the Coromandel, very friendly staff, yummy food, recommend stopping to break the journey

Thank Shuttlez
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1492 State Highway 25, Pipiroa | On the Main Highway Halfway Between Auckland and the Coromandal, Thames 3597, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Thames
  • Phone Number: +64 274 281 646
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Our cafe is different from other cafes. Besides offering excellent food and coffee, it is our intent that you leave our cafe happier than when you came in. Our decor celebrates 'bugger moments' and encourages you to have a laugh at life. We believe life is too serious and if you laugh more everything is better.
Our food is fresh, succulent, tasty and, wherever possible, local. So everything we sell will fit into these categories. We make everything on site. All are baristas are highly trained to deliver you the perfect brew.