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Artisan Cafe Restaurant

) #9 of 177 Restaurants in Rotorua $$ - $$$ Cafe, European,
1149 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-343 9195
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“lamb sliders” (3 reviews)
“veggie stack” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1149 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed our brunch and coffee. The coffee was excellent and brought to the table very quickly. Brunch was delicious and service excellent. Highly recommend and would definitely go back again.

Thank kyleandlou15
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice coffee, good atmosphere, friendly staff. I really enjoyed this cafe and will be back the next time I visit

Thank Andras H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe lived up to all the previous reviews! The service was just spot on. There was a wide range of food to choose for lunch and with three teenagers this is a must. The coffee was great! Best we have had. I would highly...More

Thank Rynell H
gregtU2164IF, Owner at Artisan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our cafe. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We turned up the morning after Lions game so the place was very busy, & staff were rushed off their feet. The staff still had time to be friendly, helpful & lovely with the added bonus of an outstandingly tasty breakfast! If you have a...More

Thank Nan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious coffee and amazing breakfasts - my eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and flat whites were divine. They also offer almond and soy milk for vegans. The staff were also all really friendly and welcoming.

Thank Luke C
gregtU2164IF, Owner at Artisan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your great review. We have a good spread of dishes for all dietary requirements.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Third visit for coffee and cake ... Someone told me they had upped their game but sadly not ... Coffee cold and they still manage to slop it in the saucer en route each time ... No offer to heat brownie ... Staff make you...More

Thank MillyRotorua
gregtU2164IF, Owner at Artisan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Milly, we have taken your feedback onboard and will ensure future customers have a better experience. We pride ourselves on delivering on the four cornerstone foundations (great food, awesome coffee, excellent customer service and a relaxed ambience) we are disappointed you didn't have a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in after watching the Giant Haka being performed and it was packed. We ordered two coffees and a warm, home-made brioche filled with delicious feta and spinach and slathered in butter. It just melted in the mouth. Will be back again to try some...More

Thank 1BlossomCottage
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here for a late lunch during my brief stay in Rotorua - Had a homemade sandwich which tasted delicious and a drink. Staff are so friendly and make you feel welcome which is very important to me. Wish the place was in my...More

Thank Robert019u
gregtU2164IF, Owner at Artisan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review and nice to read that you were looked after by the staff. We pride ourselves on good quality food, great coffee and excellent service.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After struggling to find a good coffee on the North Island, Artisan delivered the best coffee I have had in the country so far! Staff are friendly and food is delicious and well priced. Well worth a visit.

Thank Mia-Bianca V
gregtU2164IF, Owner at Artisan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We have partnered with Kokako Coffee, which is fair trade and New Zealand roasted which results in an excellent brew. Glad to read you finally found great coffee at Artisan Cafe. Our food is hand made with love & care with locally sourced produce.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After very average accommodation I was looking for a pick me up. TripAdvisor had a top rating for Artisan so off I went. The waitresses were really helpful. My eggs bene was equal to the best at home, Wellington. The potato rosti was right there...More

2  Thank Jetboy21
gregtU2164IF, Owner at Artisan Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our cafe. Our potato rostis are handmade for extra goodness, along with our other locally sourced produce.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1149 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-343 9195
Artisan food is homemade and hand crafted, from its inventive menu, right through to its understated home spun decor and friendly service. We have an exciting choice of creative breakfasts, brunches and lunches, along with a large selection of delicious, quick and tasty cabinet options. We're also very proud to serve Kokako fairly traded organic coffee.
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