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“Dirty, slow, and half empty coffe cups!”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Bay Espresso

Bay Espresso
Ranked #17 of 20 Coffee & Tea in Napier
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Napier, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Dirty, slow, and half empty coffe cups!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

I try and try every week but no more!!! We meet every week but I am so over it! will not buy another coffee ever again from the Taradale Bay Espresso. The tables are ALWAYS dirty or sticky even when you ask for them to be cleaned, tables are cleared using a dirty bucket to carry you dishes away from your table! Staff cannot carry a full cup of coffee so the baristas only pour 3/4 of a cup so the waitresses do not spill it! Service is soooo slow, some wait 20 minutes after the first cup of coffee arrives at our table. Cutlery and crockery are often dirty and when you ask for a clean spoon you are greeted with a surprised look from the waitress!
I will just have water from now on- if there is a clean glass

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Delicious Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

On a visit to Taradale we had breakfast at Bay Expresso and it was faultless. Fast friendly service and amazing food. Will definitely visit again.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Grania R
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NZ
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Slow, impolite service. Average food.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

I won't be back here in a hurry. The food took over 30 minutes to arrive, not cool when you're having a quick lunch (and have been told it will be 15 minutes). When asked how long the food would be (after double the time) we were impolitely told "I toooold you it would be 15 minutes", on being told we were already twice over that time, the lady got snooty. We were very calm and reasonable about it, so it was quite a reactive response. I ordered fritters and they were very dry. They need a guacamole or sour cream. The food was quite expensive. Not the best if you have young kids who can't wait long.

Visited May 2013
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Thank MamooseNz
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Maungaturoto, New Zealand
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114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

we have been to 4 out of 5 Bay Espresso's and have received great service at all of them.

The food is good as well, will keep going back as long as we are in the Bay Area

Visited June 2013
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Thank abseilor
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best Coffee ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

This was the Havelock Nth Cafe but the coffee and the cheese scone was the best I have had anywhere and I'm 60 so have had a few. Both full of flavor. I can understand why it was full of people. Well done.

Visited April 2013
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