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Pipi Cafe

16 Joll Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
+64 6-877 8993
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (162 reviews)
“flounder” (20 reviews)
“fish cakes” (9 reviews)
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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 via mobile

Very popular busy eatery, I wouldn't go there if I was the kind of person that worries about having her table cleared but I'm not so I LOVED it!! Awesome value, great vibe

Thank f0odie300
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks like the place to be even on a Sunday night. As always, fantastic atmosphere, food, wine and service. Cannot fault. If you're after silver service and quiet table talk this is NOT the place for you. This is like a family cantina with a...More

Thank Matherx5
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tuesday evening in August. Cold night. Warm heater at the door. Caroline had bought the cookbook by Alexandra Tylee earlier that day and wanted to try a few of her recipes - one, possibly the original recipe Cafe de Paris butter. Pipi doesn't take bookings...More

Thank Ronald A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great although they did run out of a very popular dessert which we all wanted! Also it was quite cold in the restaurant but it was a very cold weekend even for Hawke's Bay

Thank helenpZ623UG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here two nights running - it is that good. Flounder the first night and pizza the second. Busy and delightfully different - Pipi's has a real buzz.. Great food

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A busy wee place - we thought turning up at 5PM would mean an empty cafe, but the place was humming. Service is quick and efficient - having heard great things about the pizza here we went straight for a medium each and weren't disappointed....More

Thank Kent H
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Pipi's is a local institution in Hawke's Bay. People of all ages dine there. This sometimes contributes to the 'loud' aspect: with all hard surfaces and a narrow-isa dining space, the noise can sometimes be deafeningly loud. Nevertheless, the food is always fresh, fun and...More

Thank Marguerite B
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Always have a fab time here..,food service and atmosphere awesome..... We mainly have the sal n pepper calamari....yummy with fresh home made aioli then marinara pizza.....LARGE then we can have some for lunch next day 😊

Thank Davey J
Reviewed 8 July 2017

A unique and trendy setting. Arrived around 5.30pm - just before the rush. Staff were friendly and food good. Husband ordered pie which he enjoyed - large and tasty covered in pizza dough rather than traditional pastry. I ordered pumpkin soup - a bit bland...More

Thank Judith1016
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Best ever gourmet pizza! Tried the Fish and Yuzu special from the Pipi truck when it was in Wellington. It was excellent will be back for more when they are in town again.

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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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
  • 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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