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Picnic Cafe

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$$ - $$$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” (38 reviews)
“croque monsieur” (13 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (39 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM 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 weeks ago via mobile

This place does fairly simple food extremely well and caters for all nationalities with some unexpected brunch options on the menu. The staff are exceptionally welcoming, attentive and helpful. The Pancakes were proper crepes and the hollandaise sauce on the Eggs Benedict was fantastic. Will...More

Thank Says1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious breakfast, we would have happily eaten anything in the menu. Great tea and coffee and very friendly staff. Situated only a 3 minute walk from the lake- a beautiful spot for a post-meal stroll!

Thank Bathshebaev
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely cafe, fantastic service & good tasting food. Price was not to bad either. Thank you for a wonderful breakfast!

Thank Cherie12307
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for a quick breakfie with yummy food, fast service and affordable pricing, this is the place to go. We ordered poached eggs, omelettes, pancakes and coffees, all served within 10 minutes and of generous portions. Our waitress was very accommodating and friendly....More

Thank natpittman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for lunch with the family. The food and service was good. Was very busy but the wait on food wasn’t long at all. Ambience was probably what let the place down.

Thank 368trudib
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Come in for breakfast this morning service was top notch food was even better . Coffee was on point !!!!

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 4 April 2018

My husband and I were on a guided tour of New Zealand and we had some free time in Rotorua. We stopped at the Picnic Café, which was about a block from our hotel, for lunch. I had the Croque Monsieur and my husband had...More

Thank alpw
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Just had coffee and a yummy slice. Lovely staff and very nice coffee. sat outside under the umbrella in the shade and watched the world go by.

Thank shona p
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Popped in here for coffee after having a not very nice lunch experience in a nearby café. Was a great decision - bubbly, friendly service and amazing coffee! A great location where it's easy to sit outside on the street with minimum noise. Blankets were...More

Thank 2shopaholics
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We stopped in Rotorua for two nights and luckily came across Picnic Cafe. We had breakfast both times which were easily the best we had in both Australia and New Zealand. The service was great and meals well cooked with good ingredients. Would certainly recommend...More

Thank Stephen-Derby
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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