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Picnic Cafe

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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
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1174 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-343 9239
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Waiuku, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great service, great food, lovely location right near the lake! Couldn't fault it. Recommend the pancakes. Very nice coffee.

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Auckland
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great and portions were large. Did not require the additional side I ordered. Can't fault the Service. Will definitely return.

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Thank TAG29
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place gets quite busy around brunch time; didn't wait long for a table and food, very pleasant food; had lovely wait staff

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Thank 214bellal
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a real gem! The food and service were fantastic. We had the pancakes, eggs benedict, and shakshuka. Poached eggs were cooked to perfection and the breads were delicious. There aren't too many tables but it's well worth it!

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Thank Czesc
Chicago, Illinois
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111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here since it was across the street from our hotel and we were pleasantly surprised. The coffee was good and the pastries were light and flaky. The service was a bit slow but it was worth the wait.

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Thank ncr1jmj
Brisbane, Australia
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice little café. I got the large breakfast and this could easily feed two adults. Delicious and huge portions. Would definitely come back again.

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Thank BrisStar
Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the picnic breakfast and coffee here - my partner is still raving about it. He loved it so much I was forced to review! Great little place, with friendly service too.

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Thank cloudypeaches
Tokoroa, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Great space, friendly efficient staff. Delicious food with excellent range of choices. Breads made on the premises. Enjoyed their unusual take on French toast with fruit compote and meringue.

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Thank Bogor1957
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great french toast. Great service ...cute place for breakfast by lake. Bright pleasant ambience. Little high price but it is New Zealand.. not budget

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Thank Neerjamd
Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The staff is very fruendly and dedicated. The coffee is sweat, the croque monsieur a perfect starter and the smoothies bananas and honey a pure delice. Definitely a place to start your day on a good taste.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 14
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?