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Picnic Cafe Restaurant

1174 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-343 9239
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1174 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped here for afternoon tea before heading inside our hotel. Bright sunny outdoor seating, with plenty of room inside for chillier days. Loads of free parking too. Coffees were hot and tasty, the custard squares were delicious. Worth seeking this cafe out.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Been here before and had a great breakfast then and again this time. Great food and coffee. Service was friendly and food came pretty quickly👍

Thank Zenda J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

They serve lunch at in the morning if you so desire! We had the calamari salad and paella and they were both seasoned perfectly...the seafood was tender. Would definitely come back again.

Thank Momo O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two for late breakfast. Great wait staff, attentive yet unobtrusive. Had Portobello mushrooms, sliced Brie and rocket on ciabatta drizzled with balsamic, friend had muesli and yoghurt plate with fresh orange juice and fruit compote - yum!

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed nearby and came at suggestion of TripAdvisor. So glad I did! Had a wonderful breakfast - classic ingredients but fresh and creative approach. You could taste the freshness of the ingredients. Staff was friendly and attentive. Small, so get there early. True gem for...More

Thank LivefromDC
Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely décor, warm and welcoming on a wet day. staff very friendly and helpful. able to adjust menu to suit preferences. On the second day it felt like home

Thank Den T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came for breakfast. Ordered two mains and some soup (because it was cold) and coffees and it was all ready in less than 15minutes. Was nothing fancy, but everything tasted good and was good quality. All for around $50

Thank Sam F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely environment, friendly and fast service and delicious food in Rotorua. What else would you want?

Thank H C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just take egg pandect and french toast it was yummy.. Also the cafe so calm and lovely staff.. Captiono and latte average.. Simply perfect breakfast 😊

Thank Khokha A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe is located very close to the lake and you will be able to walk down for a look after eating. The cafe is actually at the end of eat street so very easy to locate. Meals were large, delicious and well priced.

Thank Kelsie K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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