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Picnic Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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1174 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-343 9239
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I would give this place 10 stars. Delicious food and coffee made even better by the friendly, friendly staff. Obviously love their cafe and want the customers to know it and love it too! We had the French toast and croque monsieur with great fries and one of the best aiolis we have ever tasted. Delightful treats in the case... More 

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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved this place so much we went back the next day for breakfast. Great menu and the food was amazing. The food came out very quick. Lovely big chia lattes and a good sized meal. Only bit that was odd was on the pancakes with bacon, chargrilled banana and maple syrup was that the banana came out in their... More 

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Thank Ebony A
Rotorua, New Zealand
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this little cafe, from the food to the customer service to the general vibe of the place. This is such a relaxing place to be, which is a weird thing to say about a cafe but it's true, I had a business meeting here yesterday but the overall vibe of the place makes you so relaxed, so i... More 

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Thank Amelia2407
Cambridge, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family of six visited for breakfast, we had very good service, fast and friendly, wait for our food was really good given we all had cooked food. The food was very yummy, B&E with hash browns and 5 grain toast great, pancakes also very nice 😀

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Thank 917waynen
england
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed lunch/brunch at Picnic yesterday. Good service, great food - late breakfast off bacon, eggs and hash browns: all cooked exactly as ordered & delicious coffee Clean toilets- always a bonus

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Thank beverleyh
Te Aroha, New Zealand
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had read about this place on TripAdvisor so we excited to be going there for brunch. The staff were lovely and very welcoming on our arrival even though they were busy. They were attentive at the table and were quick to take our drink and then meal orders. We did have to wait a while for our food but... More 

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Thank NanaTarn
Yarmouth, Maine
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not kidding when I say this may well have been my best French Toast ever! A cozy restaurant just a block from Eat Street in downtown Rotorua. Don't know what they used for bread, but it was local or homemade. Wicked good! Open at 7:30am every morning of the week. The spiced fruit made this breakfast complete. In... More 

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Thank hansromer
Napier, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant opens early for breakfast. great coffee and went back a second morning since everything was so fresh and good.

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Thank cherman2017
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can we say! We had brunch and thought it to be one of the best finds in Rotorua. Drawn in by the obvious popularity of the place with all the outside tables packed with people eating what looked to be delicious food. The eggs Benedict was delicious, as were the smoothies (dairy free options available). They also had a... More 

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Thank Samandrachel
Wellington, New Zealand
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and coffee's were delicious! Even though it was a quite busy morning, we ( party of 6 people ) were seated quickly and we all enjoyed it and would definitely recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 14
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?