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“For road wery travellers” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pukeko's Nest Cafe

Pukeko's Nest Cafe
Ranked #3 of 4 Coffee & Tea in Pukekohe
Cuisines: Cafe, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Auckland
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“For road wery travellers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013

The Pukeko's Nest is a lovely Cafe/restaurant on State Highway 2 near Maramarua, about an hour south of Auckland City. This is a very convenient stop for those coming from Tauranga or up Highway 2 from the South.
We visited first some years ago and wern't too impressed, however they may have changed hands, or have just got their act together, but it is now a very welcoming site. I am not a great coffee fan when buying while out, so i had a pot of tea, English breakfast while my wife had the Latte. WE both were well satisfied with the drinks. Now for the food. This has to be some of the best "on the road food" I've had in a while. Raspberry and Cointreau tart, along with a lovely take on a sausage roll was mine, while a muffin was devoured on the other side of the table.
A pleasant surprise was the price, very gentle I thought.
The only let down was the toilet Ladies/Gents. The sharing is no bother, by the way a separate Disabled toilet was provided, but it was a bit dowdy. The toilet could certainly do with a bit of a tart up.
My over all impression was pretty well pleased with my experience. Recommended.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank David H
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  • English first
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English first
Auckland
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“hold out until Bombay”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2013

Was on my way back from the coromandel and really needed a good coffee. The coffee was easily the top 5 worst ive ever had, the barista needs to go back and learn to make decent coffee.. Also got a hot chocolate in small size which was so small couldnt believe it, and paid $4.10?

On another note I was told the pies were homemade, but definitely didnt taste that way. They were full of jelly meat, one was mince the other steak and they were both quite unsatisfactory.

Also was surprised at the note above the water jug (containing tap water) that said water is only available to paying customers. This is actually illegal and found the note quite rude.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank travelbuggie19
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
“my review”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2012

the service was great and the food was nice. I found the food well set out and the tables were very clean.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Donna B
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Matamata, New Zealand
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Woth a stop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

Stopped here twice on the way to Auckland and have had fantastic food both times. Staff are friendly and the place is very clean. Best melting momenst I have eaten!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Araknaz
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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124 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great service, great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

have been here a couple of times. Both times I was impressed with the quality of the food, great coffee. Loved teh passionfruit melting moments...to die for. Very clean rest rooms. Staff very pleasant, clean and well worth a stop.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rex S
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