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“Just a quick stop” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Coffee Club

The Coffee Club
Ranked #9 of 19 Coffee & Tea in Taupo
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A European style café presents you with uninterrupted views of the magnificent lake and mountains. Despite our name, The “A European style café presents you with uninterrupted views of the magnificent lake and mountains. Despite our name, The Coffee Club is about much more than just excellent coffee. At The Coffee Club U will find a large range of breakfast, lunch and dinner meals available.
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Just a quick stop”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

This was just a quick stop on our way to Rotorua for the Marathon and we only had Coffee and a piece of cake and our Coffee's were fine cake was fresh and it was a nice day and a lovely view out over the Lake.
Plenty of parking and restrooms out the back nice and clean.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Robert R
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English first
New Zealand
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Awful!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Decided to have lunch leaving Taupo. Looked at C/Club menu outside and fancied F & Chips. Menu said 3 fillets etc. Fillets came out consisting of pencil thin dried Hoki and horrible dried chips with salad, salad small but ok!! Floor dirty and sat next to a highchair with a dirty sticky plaster on it, gross!!! Coffee extremely average. Discovered we can go to two other restaurants either side with fresh fish, etc Gurnard, for similar price. As regular out of town diners in Taupo, never again!!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Yvonne C
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Poor, slow, inaccurate service check your bill before paying! ”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

Came here with family. We ordered four regular coffees and three juices to start with, the two juices came out and only two of the coffees (the bill came back with us being charged for four large coffees) . We had to remind them about the two coffees they'd forgotten about.
We then ordered food, one being a ham & cheese omelet with mushrooms, this came out as a ham & cheese omelet with a side of mushrooms. A pancake stack came out without the extra bacon & banana we ordered, this was even after we repeated the order as they had messed up earlier. Then the bill came out charging is incorrectly with additional items.
This place lived up to our very very low expectations. We also noted a couple who ordered but then left without even touching their food. I wish we had taken their lead.
All in all, the food and coffee is terrible. Then the service is really poor also. Avoid this place to avoid disappointment.

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Thank TawaOG
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Taupo, New Zealand
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Don't bother!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Amen to all the other comments. Terrible service, poor food, the air con is always on full blast and you sit there with a constant draught. Coffee Club you should be ashamed of yourself. We don't need a sub standard eatery here in Taupo. People expect a decent coffee, friendly and prompt service and an inviting atmosphere. You miss the mark on everything :(

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Vivien A
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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265 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Deserving of its ranking”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

No wonder this place is ranked near the bottom of Taupo restaurants.
Food average & service SO slow !
Eggs on Eggs Benedict so overcooked they were inedible- Omelette looked dry - not nice & fluffy like an omelette should be.Bircher Muesli ok as were sausages & (pkt) Hash Brown.Coffee only so-so.
Main drawback was the wait - 50 mins last Sunday - this is just totally unacceptable especially when restaurant only averagely busy- no-one said there would be such a long wait & observing whilst we waited & waited all meals took a long time to come out.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank FranNewZealand
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