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Cafe Babette

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Cafe, Contemporary, New Zealand
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332 Maunganui Road | Shop 5, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
+64 7-575 8635
07:30 - 15:00
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Tue - Fri 07:30 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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Taupo, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

We came here for my partners 21st birthday breakfast, the food was really good and was good value for money, the portions are large, presented nicely and very tasty :) i would recommend the pancakes if you love traditional ! and the Hash Stack for something different !! Unfortunately the staff were rather disorganized and i think the girl at... More 

Thank MollysAdventures
Canberra, Australia
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170 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

Don't know what coffee they use but its pretty insipid, Toast with avocado and tomato was overpriced at $14.50, particularly when non-spray avocados were on sale for $5 for a bag of up to 12 from a roadside vendor not far away, I wouldn't go back.

Thank aussietony_10
Auckland, New Zealand
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

we were delighted with both the choice of food - one of us having salad and the other pizza - and with the cheerful greeting when we arrived. Service was prompt, and all the facilities clean.

Thank Valsattheblock
Tauranga, New Zealand
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015

We enjoy Babette coffee and probably go there once a week. The staff are friendly and the service good. I can't really comment on their meals but their Muffins, pastries and other items that usually accompany coffee are always good. It is busy over lunch time with employees from the businesses around so would say that their meals could be... More 

Thank Bigrinkles
Whangarei, New Zealand
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230 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

In this restaurant you just want to stay all day. There is a great selection of food and it tastes soooo good. It is nice to dine in a place where there is plenty of room. Every is well spread out. Toilets unstairs a nice huge play area for children lounge suites for people to relax and catch up on... More 

1 Thank Anne255371
New Zealand
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228 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

My indigenous friends from Mexico took me here. I actually suggested another cafe across the road. What I was uniquely surprised with, was the presentation of my food and coffee. My simplistic eggs on toast came out presented like an exquisite artistic creation. I was most impressed. I only wished I had my camera as proof. Coffee, flat white is... More 

1 Thank Mykara
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

We ordered a flat white which seemed to take a little too long to eventuate with the place being steady but not mad busy. The coffee was a little too weak for me and therefore I was a little underwhelmed. Don't think we will be back. Hey ho

Thank Pegman05
Tauranga, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Have been here several times and always been very nice. Went today for Sunday brunch - coffee terrible and food portions tiny for the price. My son was very pleased he didn't get the half portion I thought he should have got. He was still hungry after the full portion! Certainly won't return.

Thank Nickykay
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

For the last couple of years we have joined another couple every Sunday for breakfast at Babette. The food is consistently excellent and the staff (they have very low staff turnover) are fantastic. We will be back on Sunday.

1 Thank Craig36B
Tauranga, New Zealand
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

Really enjoy dining at Babette. Great food/menu options and reasonable prices. Service is always efficient. Great coffee. Nice ambience.

Thank Chris T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 16
Cafe, Contemporary, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 332 Maunganui Road | Shop 5, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga  >  Mount Maunganui
  • Phone Number: +64 7-575 8635
Café Babette has a special flair with a variety of offerings including vegetarian that clearly demonstrates Chef Paul’s selection of fresh ingredients and attention to detail in the recipe. Babette welcomes large groups and families in a relaxed atmosphere that encourages good conversation and allows a good energy to flow. The staff is knowledgeable, efficient and friendly, and the décor is clean and contemporary. It is a great place to sit outside in the sun under the umbrellas and read the daily paper provided. Only food made from scratch on the premises from fresh ingredients is served. The variety of cookies and cakes are all baked fresh daily and sell out quickly.Café Babette aims to raise the bar on other choices offered around the Mount by focussing on a variety of flavours and keeping it fresh and interesting. See you in the morning for a stellar coffee and a slice!

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