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Bugger Cafe

1492 State Highway 25, Pipiroa | On the Main Highway Halfway Between Auckland and the Coromandal, Thames 3597, New Zealand
+64 21 109 1290
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1492 State Highway 25, Pipiroa | On the Main Highway Halfway Between Auckland and the Coromandal, Thames 3597, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent location,it is a great place for hanging out with friends family and with your partner.The food is also quite nice ITS A MUST VISIT

Thank duttasauvik
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

what location and what a cafe, it was very peaceful and the best coffee ever. We will definitly visit again.

Thank Akhil M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Coffee: seemed a bit weak for a double shot. Not bitter though. Milk a bit watery and it was more like a flat flat white than mochaccino. Food: We asked for bacon and got cold ham. Yuk. Also, my eggs were totally undercooked. My partner...More

Thank MelD65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very popular pit stop on the way to the coromandel or Thames. Mainly due to its quirky name.... and t shirts! Coffee is good, got a short black to go yesterday and it was just right. The differences between coffee in various...More

Thank tillylamp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit to this great cafe and once again we were teally impressed. The place is kept in a really good condition and looks like they have done a lot of work. As the place looks fresh. The food and cooffee were...More

Thank Ramandeep kaur G
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Starting with its name Bugger you can feel the lovely humour in place when you enter into this stunning cafe. Adding to it they serve great food with friendly attentive service. Also they have a nice little playing area for kids which is a plus...More

Thank tsheteny
Heman A, Owner at Bugger Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Hi Tsheteny, Thank you for your feedback. Glad you had a great experience when you visited our cafe. Thank you for recommending our cafe. Look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 19 June 2018

Nice to get out-of-town on a Sunday afternoon to enjoy Kiwi baking and coffee out in the sun. Also useful if you are travelling on Highway 25.

Thank mcgaval
Heman A, Owner at Bugger Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Hi, Thank you for the feedback and glad you enjoyed our baking and coffee. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 13 June 2018

Great concept and decor. Lot of humor. The food and coffee are great. The service is very friendly and most importantly they serve with a smile. You can just tell that they love what they do. The vibe in the cafe is great. Will definitely...More

Thank Stella P
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Thanks bugger team for your great services. We all enjoyed alot nice pics, delicious food and yummy coffee. Really liked your toilets. Awesome experience. Will be back next time. Highly recommended to all. No.1 chowder & Quesidilla. Good job team.

Thank skylershrader7654
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing time at the cafe. Coffee was really good. Service was excellent. We had kids with us and the staff brought us colouring books and some board games for the kids. Had the cabinet food which was really fresh. Toilets were well maintained....More

Thank austinangus15
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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
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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.
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