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Zippy Central

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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1153 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 3488288
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today I sat down for breakfast with some friends. It took 30 minutes for our coffees to come to our table. I ordered a black coffee, and got an Americano. When I told them I ordered a black coffee I was treated in an extremely rude manner and was told they CANNOT make a black coffee because "this is how... More 

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Thank Ace H
Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Rotorua, early afternoon, and discovered Zippy Central. We were looking for a coffee and something simple to eat. This cafe serves Supreme Coffee. That was a good start. We ordered nachos with beef and beans. It was a perfect small lunch to share. Other tables were doing something similar, sharing food and enjoying each other's company. It's... More 

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Thank Alexander6011
Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I had a very tasty lunch here the other day. We both had a 'BLEAT' sandwich which was a bacon, avocado, egg, lettuce and tomato sandwich. I had mine on Vogel toast and she on a gluten free bread. The service was prompt and the sandwiches generous, well cooked and presented very nicely. There was a tasty... More 

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Thank Jan M
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

It was raining heavily and we needed to find somewhere for lunch and came across Zippy Central and so pleased we did. They had a large choice of bagels with amazing fillings and salads as well as hot meals. My smoked salmon salad had lettuce, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, cucumber and avocado. The bagel had bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado and a... More 

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Thank Moosie57
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Zippys is a popular spot in the town to stop and grab a quick breakfast or lunch with coffee. Its reputation is based on great coffee but when I was there it was the bagels that stood out. The BLAT bagel has generously sized bagel halves with tasty fresh lettuce, tomato and quality bacon, with a delicious relish to accompany... More 

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Thank Chris G
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Three of us ordered coffees and couldn't drink them, they were terrible. Two of us ordered vegetable bagels. The roast vegetables were brown and mushy, they looked like they'd been cooked a week ago. We felt sick later on that evening. The avocado bagel was ok.

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Thank HannahR152637
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Thank you for putting the chicken and bacon pasta back on the menu! Great pasta could have done with some parmasen. Filling and tasty

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Thank Kelly K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We visited friends in `Rotorua and they took us here for a lunch stop whilst sightseeing. First impressions are a basic cafe, not that smart but quite busy so it should be okay. They were correct, we had open bagels, chips, shakes, filled tacos and burgers along with teas and coffees for 7 of us. It was tasty honest food... More 

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Thank Tony P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Good breakfast place. Lots of bagel options including plain (with jam and cream cheese/butter). Had the breakfast and cyclist set when we went early morning. Zippy is actually a tortoise :-).

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Thank Anil E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Zippy is our favourite place to stop for coffee. It's consistently good and seems to have retained the same core staff over the past few years. We got a couple of plates of chips which were generous and staff were happy to add aoli when asked. Overall excellent experience.

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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$ 13
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1153 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 3488288
Description
Casual relaxed dining, Great coffee.

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