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Pipi Cafe

16 Joll Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
+64 27 570 7510
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (188 reviews)
“flounder” (22 reviews)
“fish cakes” (10 reviews)
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
16 Joll Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a reputation that comes from hard work but it seems like profit is coming before service. Our recent visit saw us crammed into a table that was placed in the reception area, orders with the waiting staff were not delivered and took...More

Thank Mark152014
Alexandra19652000, Owner at Pipi Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Mark I am very sorry your vist to Pipi Cafe was not up to it's usual standard. But thank you very much for your feedback, and i can assure you i will be doing everything in my power to make sure this sort off...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here many years ago when it first opened and the atmosphere and quaintness is retained. The pizza I chose wasn't great - very little chicken and a bland tomato sauce, but a lovely base. I remember the pizza being better. Ordered calamari to...More

Thank Niki211
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After 5 years break returned to this great fun place pizzas fantastic recommend the slow cooked lamb pie

Thank biztravellernz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been eating here as long as I can remember. The pizza and service has gotten better and better!

Thank henry2018999999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No longer first or second choice fir the four of us, over 160 dollars with only one glass of house wine each adult. But steep now for mid week meal.

Thank Joanjoblin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So it looks like part of someones house...which it could be. White and red fridges for beers and cider, honesty box applied, cool. Great pizza and ambience. Service super fast, pizza all good. Its a yes from me.

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited last night with good friends, after they were told that it was a super place to eat. We were lucky to get a table without a booking and I suggest that it would be a good idea to book a table, as this place...More

Thank Sherralynne
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Extremely limited selection on the menu. Small portions, this view was also supported by the eight people in our group. If it was not for the mashed potato under my steak (which was nicely cooked) I would have had to visit "Macca's" after. The service...More

Thank LindsayL708
Reviewed 26 April 2018

I am not a great pizza fan but these were the best I have had. Thin crisp base and plenty of flavour filled topping. Will certainly be back when next in Havelock North. Wine, beer and soft drinks available. Very busy, it would pay to...More

Thank 870tony
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Lucky to be seated on a Friday evening without reservation. Relaxt atmosphere in a bustling environment (accoustics not too great) with quircky decor. Ordered one of the specials - pizza with peach, mozzarella and basil which tasted great (they have the option to order two...More

Thank Renee S
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Jenni J
30 November 2017|
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Response from Pipi_Cafe | Property representative |
Hi, Sorry i have just seen this. Yes absolutely, you can ring us on 068778993 and we can sort it out. And we are not closing down, quite the opposite Pipi is here for the long haul.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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 27 570 7510
  • E-mail
Pipi is all about you the customer we don’t mind if you come in your muddy gumboots or your Gucci stilettos, or if you drink Bollinger with your pizza or house red. We are very lucky in Hawkes Bay to be surrounded by wonderful produce and wine and our menu very much reflects this, where possible everything is local and organic. We don’t take ourselves too seriously but we do take what we do very seriously. Using the best freshest ingredients and cooking them to best bring out their natural flavours. Pipi was born out of my love of my children and food and now 15 years later this has not changed at all and is still at the heart of everything we do.
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