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Picnic Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1174 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-343 9239
07:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 16:00
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

just perfect morning! try the eggs benedict or the omlette ir pancakes or french toast - all just great

Thank Dean G
Gympie, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Breaky twice and back for coffee lots. Very friendly staff and the locals obviously love this place as well. Perfect poached eggs & coffee just how I like it.

Thank MaryCull02
Hamilton, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another trip advisor recommendation and one that we were grateful for....great coffee. great service....not much selection of cabinet food but still nice none the less....

Thank Jeannette N Dav... H
Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely people, great service and amazing food. The food was very fast and was great quality. Would definitely recommend!

Thank emmajane108
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place in front of the marina. The staff were very sweet and nice. The food was top quality. Free wifi. Family friendly.

Thank Hely C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Almost missed a table, mistaking the cafe blankets on outside tables for someone's coat. Later used the blanket to warm my legs! Great brekkie menu; I had pancakes with bacon, grilled banana and maple syrup, delicious, great after my swim!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located a short walk from the waterfront, has an excellent range of food and the service was lovely from everyone. We had steak sandwich and calamari salad - both were delicious

Thank KSLDW42
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for breakfast, good coffee. The pancake order and the hashbrown and eggs was delicious. Staff are very friendly and efficient.

Thank Cadie_London
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Used trip advisor to find somewhere for breakfast for my son and me while in Rotorua. This place rings true to the reviews. Great we both had full breakfasts and where not disappointed! Fabulous coffee as well. They were super busy so taking drinks/food orders was a bit slow. But it was a lovely morning in the sun so we... More 

Thank Claire H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous breakfast and good coffee in a cute little cafe. Staff were lovely too and plenty of parking. Only issue was choosing from the menu! Take yourself for a walk across to the lake after to see the swans.

Thank Alison S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$14
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
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?