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Pipi Cafe

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16 Joll Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
+64 6-877 8993
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Coolum Beach, Australia
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115 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten at this cafe a few times in the past when in Havelock North. On this occasion I ate alone. I chose a medium size Potato with Blue Cheese topping Pizza. My mistake as I didn't enjoy it that much. Too many potatoes and very thick and soft base. The young lady gave me excellent service at the table... More 

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Thank Richard B
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So impressed with the pizza at Pipis. To die for! Best pics - Romains and Funghi mmmmmmm! Great service too and we were allowed to take our dog with us :)

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Thank Beeeeelly
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place had good people noise and garlic bread but that's about it. Pizza was flavourless and my fish cakes were burnt. I don't understand how people can rave about this place as we left very disappointed and will not be back.

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Thank hammer h
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic down to earth Italian style food. Help yourself to beer and soft drinks makes for speedy service. Never disappointed here.

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Thank Carole P
Wellington, New Zealand
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a place you cannot book and just rock up and in peak times you may have to wait. Don't walk away, have a drink and they are so accomodating they will find you a spot. Not somewhere at busy times if you want a quiet meal however. When a place is busy we feel one of the most frustrating... More 

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Thank Parky1968
Hastings, New Zealand
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a nice little spot for a casual dinner, the garlic pizza is yummy, the pollo is one of my favourites. I love that you can help yourself to the drinks and just let them know at the end. Its a cute little place that's always busy, and even though a bit tightly packed at times, because of the ambiance... More 

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Thank Travellingkavs
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Slated tables, Pink walls, candle lit meal oh and yeah the Beer Fridge! This place holds so many memories as I revisit time and time again. The food's fantastic and as dishes parade themselves down the narrow hip-wide walkway I salivate before my plate even arrives. Atmosphere, Noise and Chocolate Jaffas. This is a family atmosphere with chatter and laughter... More 

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Thank Tulley G
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Seen some great reviews about pipi cafe so wanted to try their pizza's. We ordered a takeaway as we wanted to eat at our batch and enjoy the outdoors. The pizzas took about 10-15 mins to be cooked and I have to say they were one of the worse pizzas we have had at a none main stream pizza parlour.... More 

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Thank Charles S
San Francisco, California, USA
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607 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We asked to be outside and waited by the tiny area that appears to be bar-like. Funky but comfortable, we were happy to have a glass of wine and wait. We were seated at a pink picnic table with a 5 candle candalabra, happily chatting away. Service was most friendly and timely and after a few small delicious pizzas to... More 

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Thank HaljoHal
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Always busy and no wonder. Relaxed, informal family dining and pizzas are fantastic. Well worth visiting and ideal for all.

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Thank Mary C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pizza, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Joll Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Havelock North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-877 8993
Description
Phone 8778993

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