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Picnic Cafe

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££ - £££
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1174 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-343 9239
07:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 16:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We stopped here since it was across the street from our hotel and we were pleasantly surprised. The coffee was good and the pastries were light and flaky. The service was a bit slow but it was worth the wait.

Thank ncr1jmj
Brisbane, Australia
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Nice little café. I got the large breakfast and this could easily feed two adults. Delicious and huge portions. Would definitely come back again.

Thank BrisStar
Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We loved the picnic breakfast and coffee here - my partner is still raving about it. He loved it so much I was forced to review! Great little place, with friendly service too.

Thank cloudypeaches
Tokoroa, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Great space, friendly efficient staff. Delicious food with excellent range of choices. Breads made on the premises. Enjoyed their unusual take on French toast with fruit compote and meringue.

Thank Bogor1957
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great french toast. Great service ...cute place for breakfast by lake. Bright pleasant ambience. Little high price but it is New Zealand.. not budget

Thank Neerjamd
Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The staff is very fruendly and dedicated. The coffee is sweat, the croque monsieur a perfect starter and the smoothies bananas and honey a pure delice. Definitely a place to start your day on a good taste.

Thank Francois-Yanick B
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Came here on the basis of great reviews and was not disappointed! Had the French toast with a side of bacon and it was so yummy; steak sandwich was perfectly cooked and shakshuka was hearty. Really friendly staff and great coffee too. Would visit again!

Thank Simon W
Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Family visit with four of us on a public holiday. Central but tucked away. Brekkie was amazing! We all loved it. Friendly service and delicious coffee! Will be making this our local when we are back again over the holidays!

Thank Mel P
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took his sister, mother and step father for breakfast. It was cold and the only seating was outside. We were bought blankets and when a space became available inside the quickly moved us inside. The staff were just so nice, polite and couldn't have helped us any more than they did. The food just was just... More 

Thank 622suziej
Rotorua, New Zealand
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is tending to be our local Café over the weekend. It's really good to see a restaurant stepping up for its customers. We have been only a number of times and already they know what coffee we drink. Staff attention to detail is really good. Can get a little busy as the place a small however this adds to... More 

Thank Brett J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1174 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-343 9239

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