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41 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-376 5759
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Feilding, New Zealand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A regular haunt on our visits to Taupo. Friendly greetings, attentive staff and we have always had great food. Good coffee too. A great place for a quick visit or a long lunch. Cabinet food or off the menu, with a tasty NZ wine to wash it down!

Thank Bernard L
Ohope, New Zealand
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111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There's a story to be told if you back a second time to a restaurant or cafe. And the story is it was better than the first time, brunch again in a packed cafe, this place is popular. In fact it was so popular that our food came out before the coffee and not because the barista was slow but... More 

Thank CreteW2015
Melbourne, Australia
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114 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A piccolo was what he wanted so you'd hope a cafe by that name would know the size and composition of this speciality coffee- and they did!! Perfect coffee and a warm welcome. Must be something about these New Zealanders - you walk in and not just one person says hello- they all do, greeting you as if you're a... More 

Thank Maria G
Pleasanton, California, United States
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by a local as the best place for lunch in downtown Taupo, and we were not disappointed. Our group really enjoyed several deli sandwiches, fish and chips and a burger. The counter and wait staff was super friendly, dropping by our table several times to check on us, which I wouldn't have expected in a deli-style... More 

Thank Alan F
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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252 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving around looking for somewhere to have breakfast and saw Piccolo, so we thought we would try it, and it was wonderful. The service was excellent, the decor and layout was excellent, the coffee was excellent, and most importantly, the food was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed Piccolo, and we will be back.

Thank john j
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183 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A busy cafe with excellent wait staff. Great food and prompt service. Just a little expensive for a lunch (or breakfast). Nice they have their own toilet, as we had driven for 2 hours. The chips are to die for! I don't think the hamburger patties were home made?

Thank Kotuku123
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are traveling and want a nice stop, some great food and super friendly staff this is the place to stop in Taupo Tasty Kumera cakes and the best coffee!! Thanks for a great breakfast!!

Thank Thenappylady
Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I'd heard good reviews so had high expectations but found the breakfasts quite pricy, so decided unwisely it seems  on a cheese scone that had  looked freshly baked (?) but when it arrived at the table it  had been microwaved to death and was  just hot steaming  stodge! however my espresso was great! there are other better Breakfast options in Taupo... More 

Thank Harvs007
El Sobrante, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Had breakfast at Piccolo every day I was in town. The good was excellent and the cafe was very clean, orderly and attractive...couldn't say that about many of the places I checked out before finding this gem. Eat it and take away one of their pastries for later!

Thank Pam M
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We had the worlds best BLAT and a chicken salad with crispy bacon at this place!!!! Seriously recommend the food, the restaurant and the staff.... Tatiana, Craig and Cherie. What lovely people. :-)

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?