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Fat Pigeon Cafe

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Piopio $$ - $$$ Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
41 Moa Street, Piopio 3912, New Zealand
+64 7-877 8822
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“lamb burger” (5 reviews)
“carrot cake” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
41 Moa Street, Piopio 3912, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on our travels. The food was very good..the burgers and chicken sandwiches were excellent and very large. Definitely a good place to stop.

Thank Rich30306
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in to the Fat Pigeon for a quick break on the drive from New Plymouth to Auckland. Warm and inviting; a nice cup of green tea and a piece of oat & plum cake - as divine as it was healthy looking! Well worth...More

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we called in late in the afternoon, looking for afternoon tea and found this little gem. Hard to choose from the delicious array in the cabinet but the beautiful carrot cake was calling my name. Tea for two served in a tea pot and a...More

Thank SuzanneBinnie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a quick bite on the drive to a local tour. We left full and happy. The flat white (espresso and milk) was one of the best I had. Carrot cake, one of the best and the porridge was also fantastic. Words...More

Thank zippy7777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time we head to New Plymouth we stop here cos its amazing. the food is always great, the service always friendly - what more can you say. STOP HERE

Thank Sonia U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for a very late lunch and were delighted to find the cabinets freshly filled with the most generously filled and sized offerings we have ever seen. Fat wedges of apple pie filled full of golden apple slices with dobs of cream cheese...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is so good that I travel especially just to eat here again. There is a wide variety of excellent food and generous portions. Even people from the big city won't be disappointed.

Thank Noeline C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast and coffee, food was excellent and the service was excellent - extensive menu and lots of cabinet food. Would highly recommend. Kids really enjoyed it.

Thank travel7792
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped here because we needed a break from driving and we liked the name. It is a lovely cafe, with lots on the menu as well as cakes, slices etc. We had two different cakes and both were scrummy. There was also a little play...More

Thank deejay153
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

I stop here whenever I can when driving from Hamilton to New Plymouth. As the heading says it is by a long way the best cafe on this road. Breakfasts are well prepared and the menu albeit not overly adventurous varied. My only small issue...More

Thank benny001
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14 February 2015|
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Response from FAT_PIGEON_CAFE | Property representative |
Hi, can't answer your question as we are not the Fairlie Bakehouse, sorry!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 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: 41 Moa Street, Piopio 3912, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Piopio
  • Phone Number: +64 7-877 8822
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The Fat Pigeon is a purposely built cafe brillantly located next to Kara Park at the north end of Piopio. We offer a wide range of freshly made cafe fare, complemented by Ozone coffee. We have cabinet food as well as a board menu. Indoor and outdoor seating plus a play area for the littlies, and a sandpit outside. Possibly the best stopping point on the road to Taranaki.
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