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41 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-376 5759
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“cakes” (24 reviews)
“french toast” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited Piccolo several times on visits to Taupo and so it was this morning when we went for a coffee. The first thing that strikes you on entering is the really nice looking food on display. Add to that the warm welcome from...More

Thank Garry C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in here for breakfast on the last day of our holiday. The menu is pretty standard - we had a big breakfast and pancakes. The food came out super fast and was good solid no nonsense food. The big breakfast was definitely a...More

Thank stevepearce1984
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch there on trip to Taupo. Great food and service. Went back next day for lunch. We were trying to decide what to choose from the large variety of food in the food cabinet when staff member came over and explained what each dish...More

Thank LloydNZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is simple but good. Large choice of desserts. Very friendly and professional service. The restaurant is warm and the deco is appealing

Thank cathyNoumea
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We had lunch here and it was superb . Lots of variety to choose from and very yummy food. We also dined for breakfast the next day and that was just as good plenty of food and very tasty.

Thank Ginny556
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

They say the French toast is the chefs speciality and they are not wrong. There is a lot of food but it was amazing - who knew bacon and banana worked so well together. The coffee was also a hit. Our guide book took us...More

Thank Bulrac
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for an early breakfast, and once again the food and service was terrific. We always stop here when passing through Taupo. My wife loved the cabinet food and couldn't decide what to have... she decided on Salmon Tart and loved it, I had...More

Thank Rodget15
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Just needed a quick snack on the run. Ordered a mince pie cold out of the cabinet. Charged me $15.50 and added a tiny salad of brown greens.More

Thank shophao
Peter H, Owner at Piccolo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Anybody that knows our award winning Cafe knows full well this smacks of a beat up.We do not make straight mince pies for a start and nor do we deal in brown greens ( mesculin ).We use only traditional salad greens,delivered fresh every day.We are...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

The food was good. The service was just amazing!!! Felt really welcomed. The ladies explained everything about their menu when realized it's our first time in there. Really helpful and nice stuff. Enjoyed our lunch

Thank Елена М
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Second year a party of us has enjoyed brunch at Piccolos - great menu selection and great coffee. Really enjoyed toasties with an egg, and the big breakfast was also very popular.

Thank Myyyia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-376 5759
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