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Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

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1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
+64 7-347 7586
Today
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Wed 07:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 21:30
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hamilton
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105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Really great staff huge meals good coffee. They treat you like friends and very quick service -big choice of menu

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Thank beachwalkers
Rotorua, New Zealand
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Great location with a good range of coffee and food..Went several times - always consistently great food & service. Very nice interiors, friendly staffs..Highly recommended..!

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Thank RoshKr
Gore, New Zealand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Friendly staff & substantial food...great for brunch, lunch etc. there is a great selection to suit all palettes...I ordered a frittata that had been cooked in a muffin pan and was served two! Very filling & could only eat one and a half so my husband helped out!

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Thank joybells2014
Rotorua, New Zealand
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This café is more than suitable for single, couple or family dining The quality is excellent the choice is wide and prices are reasonable All tastes are catered for If all you want is a snack and coffee the coffee is also excellent. I would certainly recommend this Café and Bar

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Thank Angie T
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Quite a busy café, the coffee was really good however the breakfast was rather average. We had the muesli which seemed to come from a packet and the porridge which wasn't memorable. Good service and not a long wait time.

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Thank W4962UQsarahk
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This cafe is definately THE BEST in Rotorua. Extensive menu and the food is all super delicious. I could happily eat my way through the entire menu. Staff are the best too - really nice & friendly and the kitchen gets the meals out real quick. The slices and cakes are amazing...seriously you have to go! Coffee is perfect. I... More 

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Thank Janee343
Newcastle, Australia
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

A clean cafe that's colourful, has a great atmosphere and busy with tourists dining in and locals grabbing a coffee on the go. Excellent central location to walk around Rotorua. Fairly good food selection. The food was prepped quickly, fresh on our table and was delicious. The prices were reasonable and in no way expensive for the service. The staff... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

You want one of the best breakfasts in town - this is the place. Open all day and for dinner at night. Staff friendly and will do special requests

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Thank Phila987
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

it was so popular we had to dine outside for breakfast but the fresh air was lovely so no complaints. all our meals we BIG and Delicious would highly recommend to others

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Thank chrisste68
Auckland, New Zealand
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181 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

called in for a coffee and a dessert Ordered a piece of carrot cake, large portion served with yoghurt , very moist cake well made coffee and good attentive service

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 18
Cuisine
American, Bar, Cafe, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:30
Friday
07:00 - 21:30
Saturday
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 7586

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?