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Bay Espresso

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280 Gloucester Street, Napier 4112, New Zealand
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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Good coffee, food and location. Always popular in the heart of Taradale and busy. Was visiting the Bay 3 yrs ago and back again recently and the food and coffee is still good, nice place to hang out and chat over a coffee and cake of lunch

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Thank Brusta63
New Zealand
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Have found this place to be rather hit and miss the last few visits. Latest visit found the staff were great however the food serving was a little lacking. Ordered the bacon bagel with cream cheese and haloumi extra. One strip of bacon was a little disappointing.... Good choice of food in the front cabinet.

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Thank expatkiwiwairoa
Napier, New Zealand
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Nice place for any time during the day. Great selection of cabnet and blackboard food to choose from. Seating is downstairs or up with great service either way. Very prompt service we normally dine with a large group and they are alsways very accomodating.

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Thank rossndi2015
Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

It's our second time here and both times we've had to wait over 15 minutes for our coffees. With a toddler in tow we don't have a lot of time to hang around waiting so it gets pretty frustrating. Today we waited over 20 minutes and all we ordered was 2 coffees and a muffin - so nothing complex. We... More 

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1 Thank ChrisSarahW
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

What has happened to Bay Expreeso in Taradale. We often visit for a good coffee and food. One of our favorite is the fluffy cheesy cheese scones, which must be very popular as they often sold out. But this week the cafe has changed ownership and one of the first changes is to the cheese scones which are still the... More 

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Thank baaa787
Napier, New Zealand
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

We visited for lunch we had freshly blended juice, Mexican Salad, Cous Cous salad and lots of coffee. Great service from the waitress who was chirpy even though there was lots of walking! A nice place to lunch in Taradale, and the walk upstairs is worth it as it is private!

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1 Thank Margaret S
Gisborne, New Zealand
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125 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Bay Espresso have been in Hawke's Bay for quite a few years and for a good reason, their coffee is great!

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1 Thank ruthzmail
Bombay, New Zealand
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Stopped in for breakfast. Nothing off the breakfast menu took my fancy so I made up my own out of the side options. Waitress was unsure about this at first but agreed. Coffee was hot & strong & my scrambled eggs, mushrooms & spinach was yummy!

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Thank Julie M
Hastings, New Zealand
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Bay Expresso has several locations - we met at the store at Waipatu - great environment and service with the coffee the best in town. Try their cafes in Hastings and Havelock North.

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Thank Mark152014
Napier, New Zealand
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

Very average coffee and food needs attention. there are far better eateries a little further along the road in either direction

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 280 Gloucester Street, Napier 4112, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?