We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bugger Cafe Restaurant

1492 State Highway 25, Pipiroa | On the Main Highway Halfway Between Auckland and the Coromandal, Thames 3597, New Zealand
+64 21 109 1290
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“cakes” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
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
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (142)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 137 reviews

Reviewed 24 July 2017

Called in for a coffee and snack on journey. The date scones were delicious. This is a unique cafe with lots of humorous quotes and quirky touches. A good menu with delicious looking food. Wish there were more of these cafes around.

Thank Gadabouts95
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Been in before to pick up an early morning coffee and was greeted warmly and made a decent coffee. Thought I'd go for lunch with the family for my birthday and was a bit disappointed. Greeting was not so warm, felt like the lady behind...More

Thank 695gerainto
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Bugger this and bugger that in faux quotes on the wall. Bugger burger is great as is regular NZ breakfast.

Thank hirschwrites
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Very friendly. Found a a perfect paleo solution but really good menu for everyone. The wall are plastered with funny memorabilia. Good clean conveniences. We were impressed all round.

Thank Scott J
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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 5 May 2017

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 24 April 2017 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 23 April 2017

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 reviewResponded 3 April 2017

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

Nearby Restaurants
Stop & Eat Cafe
8 reviews
6.79 km away
Hauraki Takeaways
15 reviews
6.78 km away
Copper Kettle Tearooms
20 reviews
6.73 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ngatea Water Gardens
61 reviews
6.86 km away
Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre
15 reviews
16.31 km away
RAPAURA Watergardens
178 reviews
25.55 km away
Hauraki Rail Trail Thames
87 reviews
9.92 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bugger Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
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 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
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 21 109 1290
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing