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Taste Cornucopia

Taste Cornucopia
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219 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings
06 878 8730
Taste Cornucopia is our cosy organic Cafe / Restaurant in the centre of Hastings. Cornucopia stands for the abundance of great local produce that we want you to Taste and enjoy in our friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Families are more than welcome and we have a special kids menu and play area.

We offer a wide range of cabinet and menu food, from a muffin and a coffee to the old school eggs Benedict, to a glass of wine with our somewhat more sophisticated Friday evening fare.

We strive to offer organic food. When we don’t it is either unavailable, or too unaffordable for us to pass on to our guests. Currently we are about 80% organic...that’s pretty good! We are totally committed to supporting our environment and community through using organic produce as locally sourced as possible. This combined with James' culinary skills learnt in the best restaurants in Europe and excellent coffee makes Taste Coruncopia the place to eat.

Environment Friendly Action

We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We instruct staff in green practices We use principles of permaculture and/or biodynamic method of farming

Other Environment Friendly Initiatives

We buy 90% organic produce and source it as locally as possible. We use only free range organic eggs and free range bacon. Our serviettes and take away containers are from recycled material and are compostable.

Dietary Selections: We offer

Vegan Vegetarian Organic Food Locally sourced food

Organic Meals

We happily provide gluten and dairy free food that are 90 % organic.


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Open Hours

Monday - Friday 7.30am - 4pm Friday nights from 6.30pm Closed weekends and public holidays
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User Reviews

There are: 8 reviews, with an average rating of 3.6 out of 5
Taste Cornucopia is well known for it’s daytime cafe buzz on Heretaunga Street Hastings, yet it’s less well known that Taste Cornucopia 
opens late on a Friday for their ‘Tasty Nights’. Every Friday brings an opportunity for head chef James Beck to further explore what’s possible on a plate and affordably share it with the Hawke’s Bay dining public.

Full review here:
Posted by Tweet2eat on 2012-06-29 23:52:58
fantastic ! great coffee, scrummy food and wonderful service
Posted by sue on 2011-05-03 19:28:49
Te Koha Tartin is just gorgeous, very friendly staff, good honest food, love it
Posted by Kathleen on 2011-03-28 11:54:23
and the stars...
Posted by faith on 2011-03-05 13:20:31
Great place! Fabulous people! Delicious food n coffee!
Blackboard menu...wonderful choices and fantadtic flavours! Scrumptious counter food. All thoughtfully prepared.
Thanks Team
Posted by faith on 2011-03-05 13:19:23
Recently moved to Hastings, went there because of earlier comments - boring cabinet food selection and boring atmosphere - very basic decor...Johns bakery has more to offer all round. Coffee had an oily residue in it as if my cup was not clean!!!
Posted by Libby on 2010-10-02 22:34:47
Dito to Tina's comments. I love their Chai and it has a lot less sugar than the commercial bottled flavoured stuff. Their vegetarian food is exceptional. Child friendly with a lovely atmosphere. KUDO'S to the owners adn staff.
Posted by VegLover on 2010-09-09 15:50:11
Wow I LOVE this cafe, the chai is to die for (made from real ingredients, not out of a bottle) and the service provides a personal touch unseen these days. A good selection of delicious counter food or menu. My fave cafe in the Hawkes Bay!!!
Posted by Tina, Hastings on 2010-09-05 20:33:55