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Being greeted with a friendly "Bonjour!" As you enter the Cafe de Paris is one of its unique charms. The French owners, Alain (from Lyon) and Valerie (from Pau) settled in Rotorua 12 years ago.They provide a wide variety of French cuisine and an all day breakfast with a very competitive price of $9.90 . You can taste their unique almond croissant or beef bourguignon. They offer savoury galettes (delicious crispy, buckwheat crepes, gluten free and organic) or dessert crepes both with a great range of authentic French fillings. It is the original French cafe in Rotorua where you can have the taste of authentic French food surrounded by some "ouh, la! La!" Or "Voila"...Alain and Valerie welcome
PRICE RANGE
US$1 - US$6
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
CUISINES
French, Cafe, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing delicious food! I wanted French bakery yummy food and this place was it! Google guided on our last trip from Auckland to Rotorua! The French toast smothered with maple syrup and banana and bacon was a huge hit and yummy coffee!!! Thank you for...a gorgeous breakfast!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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VALÉRIE J, Owner at Le Cafe de Paris, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Bonjour Merci beaucoup for you outstanding review. It is really appreciated and very grateful for all of us. We hope to see you soon. Take care. Valerie and her team

Reviewed 26 March 2021 via mobile

Dropped into this Cafe for first time for a quick light lunch. What a revelation, great rich coffee, tasty lasagna (huge portion) and probably the best pastry I’ve ever had. Add on clean and tidy and friendly obliging staff the place is a winner. Will...be come a regular visit for us for sure.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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VALÉRIE J, Owner at Le Cafe de Paris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Bonjour Grant Merci beaucoup for you outstanding review. It is really appreciated and very grateful for all of us. We hope to see you soon. We wish you an Happy Easter. Valerie and her team

Reviewed 21 March 2021

What a joy for Francophones, or even if you're not. Bright, cheery dining room with lots of posters, maps and reminders of France, and an amazingly large blackboard menu. We had brilliant omelettes and some pastries along with excellent coffee. Warmly recommended.

Date of visit: March 2021
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VALÉRIE J, Owner at Le Cafe de Paris, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2021

Bonjour Allan Merci beaucoup for taking time to write this outstanding review. We really enjoy to share our culture and your review it is a 5 stars reward for my hard worker team. Hope to see you soon. take care. Au revoir. Valérie

Reviewed 17 March 2021 via mobile

We seek out French cafes on our travels and enjoyed le cafe de Paris. The galette was delicious, I had the mushroom one, superb taste with herbs. The coffees were excellent too. Thanks!

Date of visit: March 2021
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VALÉRIE J, Owner at Le Cafe de Paris, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2021

Bonjour Sally merci beaucoup for taking time to write this outstanding review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your Galette and the French Experience . Au revoir and take care. Valerie and her Dream team

Reviewed 7 January 2021 via mobile

Dined at Le Café de Paris on the 7th of January, 2021. I was served by all staff members as they all try to interact with every customer that walks through their doors. Everyone was so lovely and each staff member I walked past greeted...me in French! I ordered their All Day Breakfast which came with 2 fried eggs, bacon, toast, hash brown or chips, all for the price of $10.90 which is a bargain! The food was delicious and cooked to perfection! The coffee I also ordered was amazing! Loved the Café art too! I definitely recommend this place to anyone for breakfast! Unfortunately they do not have a dinner service though which is ashame because I would love to have tried French cuisine! Food: 5/4.8 Service: 5/4.8 Atmosphere: 5/4.5 Overall Experience: 5/4.8More

Date of visit: January 2021
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VALÉRIE J, Owner at Le Cafe de Paris, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2021

Bonjour Te Atawhai Kaiwai merci beaucoup for taking time to write this detailed professional outstanding review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your French Experience . I understand your frustration not to have the Café open at night time but we have chosen to have...More

Reviewed 18 December 2020

Always come here when in Rotorua, beautiful range of counter food, crêpes, sandwiches, Croque Monsieur et Croque Madame etc Today pour le déjuener, we thoroughly enjoyed a gorgeous ham and asparagus quiche, and chicken and brie and bacon and egg crêpes, superbe!! Merci mille fois...et Joyeux Noël.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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VALÉRIE J, Owner at Le Cafe de Paris, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2021

Bonjour Madame merci beaucoup for taking time to write this outstanding review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our home made French food and crêpes . Au revoir and take care. Valerie and her Dream team

Reviewed 29 November 2020

You are always made to feel welcome here. Lovely service, tasty food. Lovely atmosphere. They do the best cheese and tomato toasted sandwich!

Date of visit: December 2019
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VALÉRIE J, Owner at Le Cafe de Paris, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2021

Bonjour David merci beaucoup for taking time to write this outstanding review. We would love to see you again soon . Au revoir and take care. Valerie and her Dream team

Reviewed 25 November 2020 via mobile

French soup - delicious!!! Alongside the great pain au chocolat. Also wonderful being greeted warmly by the host.

Date of visit: November 2020
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VALÉRIE J, Owner at Le Cafe de Paris, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2021

Bonjour Joe merci beaucoup for taking time to write this outstanding review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the French Experience . Au revoir and take care. Valerie and her Dream team

Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

The most delicious pastries.... so beautifully fresh. A super great option if you are staying at the Quest. Highly recommended (the coffee is also good)

Date of visit: September 2020
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Monbijou, Owner at Le Cafe de Paris, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2020

Bonjour Merci beaucoup for taking time to write this great review about your experience in our Café. We hope to see you soon at your next stay at the Quest (very good choice). Take care. Valérie and her team

Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

This is a brilliant cafe. Fresh croissant and danish baked daily and they were superb. We were staying at a nearby hotel and popped out every morning to get our breakfast here. Coffee was great, food excellent, and the young lady behind the counter was...excellent. Highly recommend this place for a visit/meal. Just excellentMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Monbijou, Owner at Le Cafe de Paris, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2020

Bonjour Stuart Merci beaucoup for taking time to write this awesome review about your experience in our Café. We hope to see you soon at your next stay at the Quest (very good choice). Take care. Valérie and her team

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  • Le Café de Paris is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5