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Picnic Cafe Restaurant

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
1174 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-343 9239
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (35 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (40 reviews)
“shakshuka” (13 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 16:00All hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1174 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 519 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic service, fantastic staff esp. the resident mermaid...great find at the last minute, walked in and were served immediately, great food & coffee! Definitely recommend Rotorua as a travellers destination!

Thank B2008FWkellyr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food and service. All three meals were well presented and tasted yum and so were he drinks. Good prizes.

Thank Marie-Louise N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and quality service. Excellent coffee with a good espresso hit. I had the prawn laksa which was very good. Clearly someone here knows quality.

Thank steveW7204LX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cozy and pleasant with out being exceptional. Near to the Novotel and waterfront. Satisfactory breakfast. Not outstanding food, but nothing wrong either, coffee reasonable

Thank stellamAuckland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice little cafe. The service is very friendly and efficient. The food was delicious. I would definitely recommend this cafe.

Thank stephenf545
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yummy food with a bit of everything for all levels of adventurous eating. My husband had the Israeli breakfast and my daughter was sad when her eggs Benedict were all finished.

Thank Yvonne W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A truly delightful cafe with the nicest staff ever! And the food is absolutely delicious! This is definitely the best cafe in the area.

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Rotorua for some time on our way to Ohakune, had breakfast / brunch at Pic Nic on most days..absolutely yummy, can't fault it, I have had everything on the menu except the French toast (I don't like French toast) so I cannot...More

Thank HunnyP0t
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Family of 5 including 2 young children had the most amazing breakfast here. Great coffee and hot chocolate. Fast efficient service so we could get on our way. Lovely ambience. Friendly staff who were so helpful. Beautiful flowers on the table. Great food, excellent variety...More

Thank Flipperchick
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Having enjoyed the food and coffee here quite a few times would recommend picnic as a small but good morning tea/lunch café.

Thank Patrick M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
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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