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Taste Cornucopia

££ - £££Cafe, , International
219 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
+64 6-878 8730
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“cakes” (3 reviews)
“organic food” (4 reviews)
“organic shop” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, International, European, Healthy, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
219 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
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21 - 30 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

This cafe has always been a favourite of ours. It sold last year and things can often change with new owners. Happy to say the food is still amazing. The one thing that does seem to have changed is that the portions have got bigger...More

1  Thank adventureguyNZ
Reviewed 19 December 2014

We met an old friend here for a lunch date and we were impressed with the range of cafe fare and the cakes. The friend is a cake connoisseur. My coffee was good, the service was swift and the tables outside on the street were...More

Thank seaspirals
Reviewed 18 December 2014 via mobile

After been woken early by Master 4 we hit Hastings street with his balance bike, me getting more desperate for caffeine with each passing moment. We came across Taste of Cornucopia, just opening there doors. Although still setting up we were welcomed to come in...More

1  Thank Nardia G
Reviewed 1 December 2014

We had googled a café but could not find it and stumbled upon Taste Cornucopia. Excellent coffee and beautiful food with high quality organic ingredients. Loads of character.

Thank andrea_mitchell
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Found the setting of this cafe to be too open to the street. Was only there for afternoon tea. The marshmallow slice was terrible. The lemon, ginger and honey drink during winter was a fabulous idea.

1  Thank Biely08
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Good selection of organic food, fab coffee and chai latte. Nice pleasant atmosphere. Relaxed workers. Don't go here if you are in a hurry.

1  Thank QueenslandMan
Reviewed 27 June 2014

We came to Napier for yoga and local produce and stumbled across Taste Cornucopia. We were SO glad we got to try it out. We loved everything we ate, it was truly cooking from the heart and soul. Example was "memories of a boil up"....More

1  Thank Mingrubyy
Reviewed 11 June 2014

A great cafe on the side of a good organic shop. Had coffee here several times along with the chocolate brownie - sensational :-) Coffees have always been very good; a double espresso and a latte. Good atmosphere inside or street seating outside

Thank Carie B
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Had brunch here, recommended by a friend. Loved my Smoked Scrambled Eggs! Never had scrambled eggs like that before. It was really tasty, and the organic bread was good too. Would definitely recommend this cafe for wholesome food and something a bit different. Yum!

Thank librarychicknz
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We arrived a little late so our lunch options were slightly limited, but what we did choose was excellent. It was fresh, flavoursome and varied. Good mix for vegans and vegetarians. Not such a good choice for desserts or cakes, if vegan. Would definitely return...More

Thank Tricia H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Hastings
  • Phone Number: +64 6-878 8730
  • E-mail
Taste Cornucopia is our intimate, organic eatery in the heart of Hastings. Chef James Beck makes everything on site - from bread to ice cream to Taste's very own marshmallows. Families are more than welcome and we have a special kids menu and play area. We offer a wide range of cabinet and menu food, from a muffin and a coffee to the old school eggs Benedict, to a glass of wine with our somewhat more sophisticated Friday evening fare. We try not to overstate the fact that we are organic. Our philosophy has always been to offer outstanding food and service... Food that just happens to be mostly organic.
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