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Piccolo

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41 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-376 5759
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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247 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were driving around looking for somewhere to have breakfast and saw Piccolo, so we thought we would try it, and it was wonderful. The service was excellent, the decor and layout was excellent, the coffee was excellent, and most importantly, the food was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed Piccolo, and we will be back.

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Thank john j
Tauranga
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181 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A busy cafe with excellent wait staff. Great food and prompt service. Just a little expensive for a lunch (or breakfast). Nice they have their own toilet, as we had driven for 2 hours. The chips are to die for! I don't think the hamburger patties were home made?

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Thank Kotuku123
Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are traveling and want a nice stop, some great food and super friendly staff this is the place to stop in Taupo Tasty Kumera cakes and the best coffee!! Thanks for a great breakfast!!

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Thank Thenappylady
Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I'd heard good reviews so had high expectations but found the breakfasts quite pricy, so decided unwisely it seems  on a cheese scone that had  looked freshly baked (?) but when it arrived at the table it  had been microwaved to death and was  just hot steaming  stodge! however my espresso was great! there are other better Breakfast options in Taupo... More 

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Thank Harvs007
El Sobrante, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast at Piccolo every day I was in town. The good was excellent and the cafe was very clean, orderly and attractive...couldn't say that about many of the places I checked out before finding this gem. Eat it and take away one of their pastries for later!

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Thank Pam M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the worlds best BLAT and a chicken salad with crispy bacon at this place!!!! Seriously recommend the food, the restaurant and the staff.... Tatiana, Craig and Cherie. What lovely people. :-)

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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92 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chanced upon this place for lunch on a journey up the island. The staff were very helpful explaining the cabinet food available. We each chose to have a simple meal of ham and mushroom crepe with salad followed by a cake with coffee. The coffee was great, the cakes yum but we were disappointed to find the crepe was... More 

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Thank Gypsywillow
Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had Breakfast here on our way to Napier and we were stunned by the excellent service and quality food. On our way back from Napier, we stopped here again for Lunch and we were, once again, blown away by this place, people and food! Certainly will be visiting you again and making sure that all our friends, going to Taupo,... More 

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Thank AltusvanAs
Souderton, Pennsylvania
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226 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate lunch here one day while passing through Taupo. We had been walking around for a while looking for something to eat and eventually came across this place. It was pretty quiet but we decided to try it anyway. They had a lunch special of chicken nuggets and french fries that my girlfriend really enjoyed. She also had a... More 

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Thank Rwc142014
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can we just talk about the beauty of Piccolo. First timers here today came with Hubby and our brother for Breakfast. Coffee is literally heaven. The Big Breakfasts that hubby and my brother got were awesome first time I've seen a Big Breakfast beat my brother. The French Toast was heavenly. The staff are so delightful and sweet. Love going... More 

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Thank Amy W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-376 5759

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