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Winner Outstanding Cafe Rotorua 2021. Winner People's Choice Award An oasis in the centre of town, close to banks, shops, museum and other tourist attractions. Our award wining cafe offers a wide range of Cabinet and Bench Offerings as well as our All Day Breakfast and Lunch Menu. Open Seven Days, Scope Rotorua #wildaboutflavour
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, European, New Zealand
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited Scope on the back of the many favourable TA reviews. Reasonably sized place with maybe 16-20 tables. Staff engaging and seemed happy to be there. Huge variety of baked goods on display. All day menu should have something for everyone. Darling chose the obligatory...French Toast. Very home cooked look and taste (in a good way). Generous serve. I had the veggie stack. Adequate if not generous serve. Rostis had that double fried goodness. Plate was thoughtfully presented with mushrooms/pesto/sun dried tomato/feta. Mushrooms unfortunately were cold by the time the meal got to me. We had a boost smoothie to go with the meals. Ice rather than dairy based which can make them a bit watery but felt like we were doing something good for ourselves. Would certainly come back again.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in Rotorua for 1 night and looked on Trip Advisor for a nice breakfast. Scope had fantastic reviews and they certainly were not wrong. This place is incredible. From the minute you walk in, the staff were so friendly, the place was clean and...modern but the food...Wow! I had the vege stack with a side of hollandaise and it was the best breakfast I've ever had. Beautifully presented and a delight to eat. The oat milk latte was also perfectly made and we really enjoyed our visit. The only down fall would be...we don't live in Rotorua otherwise we would be here daily! Thanks also to the lovely Monique who served us, you are a star xMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service upon entry, good selection of food and efficiency. Food was amazing and at a great price. Scope....eat fresh

Date of visit: January 2022
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GD78, Owner at Scope Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and your lovely review! Team Scope Cafe Rotorua

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fast, efficient, friendly service. I was there for breakfast. Scrambled eggs, toast, bacon and Americano coffee. The flavors from the bacon and eggs was outstanding. Very clean cafe. Located centrally in Rotorua. Highly recommended

Date of visit: December 2021
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GD78, Owner at Scope Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your visit and your review, we truly appreciate it! Team Scope Cafe Rotorua

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely impeccable service and food! The staff were so pleasant and friendly, they immediately got us a high chair upon seeing our 1 year old and helped us to ensure he was safe and good to go. Coffee came quickly and so did the food...and everything was made to perfection, couldn’t fault a mouthful. It was so awesome to have such a great experience with two young children. Had we been staying longer we would be going back. Thank youMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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GD78, Owner at Scope Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and lovely review- we truly appreciate it! We hope the rest of your visit to our beautiful city was just as wonderful. Team Scope Cafe Rotorua

Reviewed 21 November 2021

Visited for lunch with our 3 year old grand daughter. Enjoyed our shared curly fries, sausage roll and salted caramel humming bird cake. Service was friendly and prompt. Only thing we didn't really enjoy was our coffee - our long blacks had an unusual earthy...flavour and the fluffy was very milky ie not fluffyMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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GD78, Owner at Scope Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review- we truly appreciate it. Our fluffies are free of charge and usually much appreciated by the recipient. We have reviewed our coffee, at the time of your visit we had just installed a new coffee machine, and I...More

Reviewed 16 August 2021

great menu, beautiful food , lovely helpful friendly staff, very busy place, great cabinet food layout will be back keep up the fantastic work

Date of visit: August 2021
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GD78, Owner at Scope Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2021

Thank you so much for your review, we truly appreciate it- Team Scope Cafe Rotorua

Reviewed 14 August 2021

In Rotorua for the weekend with my sisters & brother in laws we had breakfast both Sat & Sun awesome food coffee & service outstanding enjoyed by all - Thank you

Date of visit: August 2021
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GD78, Owner at Scope Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2021

Thank you so much for your review and kind words- we really appreciate it- Team Scope Cafe Rotorua

Reviewed 14 August 2021

Just had the keto snickers slice and “wow” it was fantastic! Whoever made this deserves a medal. It’s hard finding nice keto slices but this was divine! We will be back for more!!!

Date of visit: August 2021
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GD78, Owner at Scope Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words in your review- our Keto Offering is growing daily, we look forward to hosting you again soon- Team Scope Cafe Rotorua

Reviewed 31 July 2021

This is our favourite brekkie stop. Really slick service Really good food with a wonderful selection all home baked on the premises served with an award winning smile and the best coffee in town... Make sure you visit , you will be really pleased!!

Date of visit: July 2021
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GD78, Owner at Scope Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words in your review- we truly appreciate it- Team Scope Cafe Rotorua

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Frequently Asked Questions about Scope Cafe

Yes, Scope Cafe offers takeaway services.

Scope Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5