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Ciabatta Cafe and Bakery

38 White Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 3332
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ciabatta” (86 reviews)
“sandwiches” (84 reviews)
“bread” (122 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
38 White Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Exceptional takeaway breakfasts and baked goods and well worth stopping when on your way through Rotorua. The pretzels are the best that I've had outside of Germany.

Date of visit: March 2018
2  Thank kennedyjoshuaj
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We were in Rotorua for a week and tried to come here on a Saturday at 2pm But shocked to see it was closed even tho online says they don’t close till 3? So we gave it another go on the morning of our last...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank pinkdawn1226
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

My first meal out in Rotorua. If I could I’d make this a daily occurrence, sadly I’m only in Rotorua for a week. Undoubtedly one of the best sandwich and cake places I’ve even been to. Incredibly fresh and full of flavour. Highly recommend to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Finally_Arrived
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Needed a quick bite to eat and the guys at Kaituna Cascades recommended this place. What can I say excellent choice, thanks Rob! The staff were friendly and helpful, the food and coffee were great and place is pretty cool, unexpected as it is in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Tamy212
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Patisserie items are light, not overly sweet and super attractive. Really enjoyed morning tea here. Breakfast menu isn’t my thing though because despite the fluffy, flavoursome loaves and the inviting fillings - a sandwich is still a sandwich and not a breakfast

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Travelling to Rotorua as a group from 4 countries we checked up on places to eat and followed recommendations of places near to us to eat. We were really surprised to come across such awesome food and service in such an unlikely spot. Would totally...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank hmt002
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This place has a one of the best cafe vibes that i have been to in Rotorua. I visited this place last June. I don’t remember the exact day but they did have good live music while we were having breakfast in the morning.

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank JRL185
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Great food, great vibe, and even live music on occasion. Don't be put off by the industrial location - this cafe is a must for locals and visitors alike.

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank MokoBB
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Came here with family. Coconut milk coffee was really good, as recommended by staff. Friendly service. Good selection of delicious treats, both sweet and savoury.

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Wolf_298
Reviewed 24 September 2018

On our Rotorua trips we ALWAYS go visit Ciabatta Cafe! occasionally for lunch - sometimes a coffee but always to buy his breads and pastries. I have a selection of Alex's goodies in the farm freezer...never fails to impress guests :-). Many thanks Alex!

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Lorraine C
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23 November 2017|
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Response from IvanandSusie | Reviewed this property |
yes they have began options available
Logan-Michelle B
16 July 2017|
Response from CaraBoots | Reviewed this property |
No - it's open 8.00 till 3.00pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 8.00 - 1.30! Closed Sunday!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$7
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 White Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 3332
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A range of continental breads and pastries baked fresh daily. Also a great lunch menu featuring "The Long Dog". More than just a bakery, we have amazing coffee aswell, plenty of cafe style seating and great ambience.
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