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Picnic Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
1174 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-343 9239
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (39 reviews)
“croque monsieur” (14 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (41 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 4:00 PMAll 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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Reviewed 2 days ago

Treated ourselves to Breakfast. Good choice. Good service. Tables inside and out. Substantial portions.

1  Thank dmorris29
Reviewed 3 days ago

Easily the best Eggs Bene around. Great service. Excellent coffee. What more do you want from a cafe?

Thank gillieschris
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice welcome, varied menu, attentive service. At last somewhere without chips with every meal. Tasty omelette with focaccia. Wanted to return next day but too late and they were closed.

Thank 123LS
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a local have eaten here often and never been disappointed. Menu is easy to follow and food always to a high standard, Great coffee and beautiful cakes!

Thank Glendyr C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With guidance from TA on the search for a Date Scone, my wife and I opted to chance a different snack from Picnic Cafe. This time it was a pancake, bacon, banana, maple syrup and pouring cream - to share. It was a great alternative...More

Thank kevinjmansell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a nice gluten free breakfast on our last day in Rotorua before heading home. Picnic Cafe has a good location at the end of Eat Street and a nice atmosphere. Staff were friendly and happy to help with...More

Thank Georgina35
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our last morning in Rotorua before driving back to Auckland called for a good breakfast! I had their version of a big breakfast and my wife had the French toast... both with their homemade gluten free bread! The portions were fair, the food tasty, the...More

Thank stitterrell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't fault it. Beautifully presented food, lovely friendly helpful efficient staff, choice of sitting outside or inside. Will definitely return..

Thank NZNana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only limited by its size,get there early,a choice menu of beautiful prepared food,good menu with excellent specials,great coffee and friendly staff,nice outdoor area for hot days and reasonable parking.prices are fine for quality food

Thank tikitapu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very pleasant cafe for breakfast or a quick, but well prepared, lunch. You can seat inside or outside, with good elbow room. The menu is simple but well prepared, with options from cheaper fares to something more sophisticated. Service is with a...More

Thank GM20142014
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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
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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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