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Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

) #18 of 177 Restaurants in Rotorua $$ - $$$ American, , Cafe
1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
+64 7-347 7586
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (62 reviews)
“burger” (150 reviews)
“french toast” (28 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cafe, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is crowded, the food Is average. The wait time is very short and it's a pretty cool and quirky place although I am unsure what the hype is. The customer service is below average. Not really worth the high prices

1  Thank Janenmarvs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to eat, massive meals, good service and a great atmosphere .... what's not to like ..... the chips were a little under done .... but everything else was great

Thank Jason T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Way below average Food overpriced poached eggs hard which they used the piece of toast to drain water on Scrambled were so long in microwave they were rubber but not as rubber as the kids pancakes Give it a miss

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The good here is Great! Very tasty, reasonably priced and extremely good value as the portions are big!!! I ordered a panini for brunch one morning which unbeknownst to me had barbecue sauce in it which I really dislike. The staff noticed that I wasn't...More

Thank Charlene S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place to grab some decent grub if visiting Rotorua, lovely breakfasts, sorry cant comment on lunch or dinner as always eat during mornings, however would guess that the standard remains the same all day long, friendly staff. always a good sign when a place...More

Thank SimonBrooks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our motel owner recommended this place but we still wandered the town looking for a dinner venue, coming back when we found nothing else to our fancy. The setting looks a bit rough and rustic but the food, service, ambience and friendliness of the staff...More

Thank MrSteady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit and get an alcoholic drink without having to go to a pub. You can also have coffee and a range of foods. Service was quick and cheerful and the place was funky.

Thank Robin P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good, with enough on the menu to find something for everyone; hot chocolate was great topped with marshmallows and sprinkles; and the whole place looked really adorable. The staff were all really helpful and friendly.

Thank Katarina A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fat dog cafe is very colourful and has a friendly atmosphere. The burgers are massive, stacked tall with all sort of things. The staff were helpful and we were glad we chose this cafe over the others along the road.

Thank Georgia P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All the way from Waikite Valley to here, and accidentally got a discount voucher for Fat Dog Cafe, we just head over to have our lunch there and with the interesting menu and low price written on the wall, we were surprised when the food...More

Thank Eddie T
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4 July 2016|
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Response from OsteoG | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I'm not an owner. I reviewed the place. I'd probably contact them directly Di.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 19
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 7586
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