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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 1 August 2018 via mobile

as a local i use this bakery all the time for breads, sweet delights and the amazing genuine beautiful people whose service is always outstanding. highly recommend. well done alex, sue and all who work for you. i would be so very lost without ciabatta...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Annie S
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

This really did live up to expectations. I had the best tasting sandwich of my life! It had a great atmosphere and the staff were very friendly. Will defently make a point of returning when Im back in Rotoroa

Date of visit: July 2018
3  Thank vanessaw2405
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Checked this out of the way cafe out as it has an amazing TA rating. Well we were not dissapointed! Warm frindly welcome. Great quirky and cool venue. We had the omg soo good soups and one of the huge sandwiches. Fantastic! Lovely home baked...More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank ChrisP7838
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

LOVE this cafe, the food is fantastic and the deserts are to die for. We had breakfast sandwiches and desert and went back the next day to pick more up for the trip back home. The bread is wonderful, sourdough and the best I have...More

Date of visit: July 2018
3  Thank ElmarieB28
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We wanted to try something different than the hotel’s breakfast and decided then to try the number 1 Tripadvisor place. It certainly didn’t disappoint. Located away from the touristic strip it is worth the drive. The bakery/café offers a friendly and attentive service. The bread...More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank Mariana G
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

After reading Trip Advisor we drove to some industrial Rotorua suburb and I was wondering if it was even the right place ....I was so mis-trusting! I was blown away by the best coffee I have ever had and an amazing Passionfruit gonut (cronut). Pretzel...More

Date of visit: July 2018
2  Thank Laureen7
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Love this cafe. Warm friendly and great food at a reasonable price. Fantastic sandwiches and the goulash soup is super good. Excellent coffee. Sometimes hard to get parking but worth the hassle

Date of visit: July 2018
3  Thank beachwalkers
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Really nice sandwiches and cakes. More bakehouse than cafe but does good coffee with plenty of room to sit down. Very friendly staff who seen to know everyone who comes in. It is the sort of place you would go out of you way to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
3  Thank David H
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I've enjoyed many great sandwiches at Ciabatta Cafe and Bakery. My favorite experience there was attending one of their Bread Baking Classes! A lovely lunch was included and we got to bring home the baking we did. I met a lot of nice people and...More

Date of visit: October 2017
3  Thank rew2you
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Delicious bread, superb fillings and enticing selection of 'naughty but nice' cakes and pastries. All set in relaxed surroundings with huge efforts to be eco-friendly in all their activities. Topped off by lovely, friendly, helpful staff.

Date of visit: April 2018
3  Thank the_suttons_nz
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23 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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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