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Pipers Cafe

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197 Matarangi Drive | Matarangi, 3592, New Zealand
+64 7-866 0774
08:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

It was a tough choice with so much good food to choose from, you could tell it was homemade. We went in for morning tea and had the scrolls/savory scones which I think may be a staple here and the coffee was good - really good, service was great - staff were very friendly. Although they don't really have any... More 

Thank Brenda D
Tauranga, New Zealand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Coffee was good as was the muffin. Quick service and friendly staff. The place was busy as it was holiday season. Tables were cleared quickly and the place was clean and tidy.

Thank IanG47
Wellington, New Zealand
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565 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

These guys need some other cafes to buck up their game. Meagre offerings in the cabinet. We opted for a small carrot cake that wasnt too bad but the cheese scone was terrible. Served cold ( find your own cutlery) it was huge but absolutely tasteless. I think they waived the cheese over the top. Not often I will leave... More 

Thank Ah62
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We had breakfast at Pipers and loved it. There was an option of a smaller breakfast with one egg, bacon and hash brown. Perfect portion size. The toast was a multi grain bread and one of the best I have ever had. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The food was fresh and the service was fantastic.

Thank Christine G
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Visited for a late lunch on a winter's afternoon and the place was relatively quiet. Great welcome and service for the four of us, reasonable prices, big portions, coffee was very good, and service was prompt. Toilets were in need of a makeover but were clean and serviceable. My wife had the Pipers Burger and said it was the best... More 

Thank David P
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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180 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I visited during the wine and food festival so, as you would imagine, the place was pretty busy. We got served in a timely fashion and the food was on our table quicktime along with a very good coffee. Well done to the team, I enjoyed my breakfast very much.

1 Thank wazza2222
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Some friends and I stopped for lunch and was I surprised, food was yummy and a lamb shank pie that was bordering on excellent. I am not a pie lover and yet the lamb shank pie captured my imagination. Great size portions and for the price its a steal.

1 Thank Blade1223
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Terrible-spent over $100 & was complete rip off. Chicken burger contained at most quarter of fillet of chicken, Fish burger was just the battered end of the fish that should never be used ( tough & had awful taste), and our battered fish was soggy. Go to Omara's for pizza & chips-far better meal!!!!

Thank 732virginiaj
Auckland, New Zealand
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

The food is really good and the servings are big. Staff is friendly and the atmosphere is great. Coffe is also really good. All in all, a great place to eat.

1 Thank Pedro S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Mussel fritters are to die for awesome. Great service and friendly staff. Will be back. Great menu and coffee. Staff very friendly and Matarangi has a wonderful beach.

1 Thank Kerre B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$18
Cafe, New Zealand
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 197 Matarangi Drive | Matarangi, 3592, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula
  • Phone Number: +64 7-866 0774
Pipers Cafe is locally owned and operated, serving fresh food made on site, we have 4 menus to choose from, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Takeaways. Fresh fish is served when available. We do outcatering, specialising in Weddings. We are open 7 days all year round.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?