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Reviewed 6 March 2024

Our big breakfast meal was very delicious and large, with sausage, bacon, eggs, mushrooms in gravy, fried tomato, hash browns and multi-grain toast and jam. Plenty for two to share. It was served hot and the eggs were cooked perfectly. We enjoyed our experience very...much.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 8 February 2024

After witnessing the lady sweeping the floor at the back roll her eyes at us ordering a burger for our 6 year old after a long day drive on the road I decided to purchase only the cold drinks that we took from the fridge...and moved on to Robert Harris around the corner and what a lovely welcoming we had there. Would not recommend Hop in stop in at all.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 June 2023

This was the saddest $37 steak meal I have ever purchased 🥺 Most of the plate was covered with salad & the sauce pot, no eggs nor garlic butter / creamy mushroom. The chips were shoe string and there was barely a handful. More bang...for your buck at the Bakehouse in Huntly. We also realised the breakfast menu has reduced at Hopin Stopin. You now receive plain toast instead of ciabatta and only 1x hash brown instead of 2. Would not recommend the steak meal at all (photo screenshot from my video taken at hopin stopin this morning) 👎More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 2 May 2023 via mobile

Stopped here for food and coffee and caught up on some computer work. Great service food and coffee delicious friendly helpful staff

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 22 March 2021 via mobile

A late lunch stop on our road trip which was delicious! Still a great selection of counter food at 1.30pm and the coffees were excellent. We'll find this place next trip for sure.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 8 February 2021

The staff went the extra mile to accommodate my dietary needs. Both the indoor and the outdoor seating is comfortable.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 9 November 2020

Great place to stop in for a quintessential Kiwi experience. All the standard meals are available. The service is fast.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 23 August 2020 via mobile

Great wee place right on the Waikato river, friendly staff and the food was great and at a great price, would recommend stopping in here!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 18 July 2020

Stayed locally and visited this place twice. Great home cooked and house food in wide range selection, good coffee too. Great to see many people getting off bypass to visit this excellent cafe. Great value, good spaces, country decor.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 1 June 2020 via mobile

Hmm. Right. I was recommended this place. Yes it was good to support a local venue, but would I go back. No. Eggs Benedict should not be served with pesto on the side. Just an outright no. Clearly a popular place and I can see...why. Just not to my taste.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

The food and selection as always is very good. I love the eggs Benedict with salmon. I always have to request my eggs be cooked but not hard, because they seem to come way too undercooked compared to other cafe's. Staff are usually friendly, and...once inside it is an enjoyable experience with stunning river views. The exterior of the building is very run down with dirty awnings and is a letdown for Taupiri, and not very inviting.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 19 December 2019

We three stopped in for a meal on our way to Taumarunui. It was wet and so we chose to eat indoors. Quite a selection of rooms in which to dine ! Very cosy yet basic which was fine with us. So we chose quiche...meals from the cabinet and were asked if we wanted salads wit them. Yes, was our response. My mistake in assuming it was an optional extra at no extra cost ! Once seated and enjoying our meal I was shocked to see the bill was $37 ! The bill was not itemised so I asked the cashier if the extra cost was because of the salads. Yes they are $5.50 each ! Wow for what they were, I felt ripped off ! Lettuce, one onion ring and a piece of tomato on each plate. The palm of my hand would have covered it. Now this place gets very good reviews and is obviously popular. So why charge for the salad ? It should be part of the order. And why is the bill not itemised ? Rather sadly we left feeling somewhat dissatisfied !More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 15 December 2019

Excellent food, friendly staff. The carrot cake & Afghans are to die for 👌Highly recommend a good taste of Kiwi tucker.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 6 November 2019 via mobile

Love this place. Always stop here on the long drive from Auckland to Taupo, whenever I’m in NZ. Great coffee, excellent sandwiches and the chicken burger is a must!!!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 20 September 2019

It was morning tea and a good selection of cakes and food as well as nice coffee with a clean toilet and off street parking. Some seating inside and out under cover for your choice.

Date of visit: September 2019
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HOPIN STOPIN CAFE, Taupiri - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Yes, Hopin Stopin Cafe offers takeaway services.

Hopin Stopin Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5