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Poppys Cafe

34 Main Road, Tirau 3410, New Zealand
+64 7-883 1021
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“corn fritters” (3 reviews)
“scones” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
34 Main Road, Tirau 3410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Well we asked for the special that was on the blackboard outside. We made sure the girl behind the counter knew that and that we wanted it with fries. The toasted sandwiches arrived without fries and weren't as per the special. We paid $10 extra...More

Thank Katrina M
poppyscafe, Manager at Poppys Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

We had a special out the front a ham, cheese and onion toasite with SIDE of chips for $9. We have a new staff member (we all have to start somewhere or not?) You have come in and asked for a toastie and she has...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Visited on one other occasion and had good food and coffee but was somewhat disappointed this time around. Cafe itself is still quaint and interesting but the quality of food served this visit was below par. The serving staff could have been more cheerful and...More

Thank jtehlor
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place with home made food, gluten free and dairy free options. Good to stop and have a coffee.

Thank Pedro S
poppyscafe, Manager at Poppys Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you it is hard with new staff learning on the job so reviews like this are great.

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely homely feel, tables all have some kind of game on them. Food great, big breakfast or creamy mushrooms with crispy bacon delicious. Very friendly staff and chef. Nice seating area out back in warm weather.

Thank wez6699
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Speaking to the very lovely Amber, (owner), the town of around 600 inhabitants, there's a cafe for every 35 residents. So which one to choose when passing through ? Well you'll do right to choose Poppy's, all homemade cakes scones, sandwiches etc, great coffee, friendly...More

Thank RacJac
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

This place has a lovely back courtyard area which was sheltered and sunny when we visited. Loved the little games on the Table and the little kids area to keep them occupied. However the food was not good. We had mushrooms on toast and corn...More

Thank Janette S
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Great crispy bacon (owner knows the best way to make it) avo lettuce tomato sanga, great coffee and service.

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Looked at most of the cafes in town before choosing Poppys based on their lunch menu as we're not fans of cabinet food. I chose the Kumera Cakes topped with spinach, mushrooms, 2 poached eggs & hollandaise sauce. Delicious combination and the chef cooked my...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We were really happy with our food and service. Sat in in the sun in the courtyard which was really nice and a friendly lady was clearing the tables which was great so the leftover food didn't attract flies or bees. Corn fritters were just...More

Thank kiwisurfer87
Reviewed 9 April 2017

After reading the reviews we were a bit worried about stopping here for brunch on our travels. We chose this place because we managed to get a car park right outside and every other place looked really busy on a Sunday late morning, so since...More

Thank eddiefredie
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Main Road, Tirau 3410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Tirau
  • Phone Number: +64 7-883 1021
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