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Sponsored by: Piccolo Licensed Cafe

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. best breakfast and lunch here
1. best breakfast and lunch here
"This is a cozy restaurant/cafe in Taupo."
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2. Best Brekkie
2. Best Brekkie
"So so so excited to find this place."
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3. Brunch
3. Brunch
"Always our first choice for brunch or lunch in Taupo."
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here twice while visiting Taupo and the food was awesome both times. The staff are very friendly too.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 10 June 2022

We came here on a public holiday when they were very busy. The staff were doing their best but did seem a bit frazzled. I wanted the Kumara cakes but they were sold out, so I got Bacon and eggs instead. The bread that came...with my bacon and eggs order was white, tasteless, and rock hard. The scrambled eggs were nice, as was the bacon, but the bread really let it down. A number of my friends were also underwhelmed with their orders, including one of my friends whose food came out tepid.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 June 2022

My wife and myself went to Piccalo cafe for a quick bite. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted by warm and friendly service. We immediately felt comfortable. We love places where the menu is uncomplicated and have good options for both Keto...and vegetarian. The staff is knowledgeable about coffee and product. We ordered a panini and Stuffed kumara with salad. The place was very busy, still we received our food order within 10 minutes. We choose to sit outside as it was sunny. The tables were clean and tidy. This café have good outdoor and indoor seating. The food here is exceptional, very tasty and well prepared. Great staff, great owner, great coffee. The atmosphere was cosy and nice, certainly my absolute favorite spot as a local.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 13 January 2022

No bull this place is exceptional, been here heaps and it is consistently great food, service and a nice place to relax

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 19 December 2021

Excellent food loved the calm and cleanliness of the cafe. Friendly staff and great service. Had to visit the cafe both mornings while spending the weekend in Taupo. We will be back again!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 10 October 2021

Nice atmosphere, the place gets shade during the mornings, good service and great quality meals.....

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 August 2021 via mobile

Had a Open Omelette this morning with add on caramelized mushrooms was delicious and filling portion size. Will be back again

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 12 June 2021 via mobile

Had breakfast. Staff gave good quick service. Food was excellent. Staff friendly and accomodating. No booking required. Coffee very good

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 April 2021 via mobile

We were very impressed with the menu options as well as the cabinet choices when we visited. I had the kumara cakes and poached eggs with a side of bacon and the whole meal was fantastic. My husband had the big breakfast and said that...it was the best one he had ever had. Coffees were great too and served after we had eaten as requested. So good that we returned later in the day for afternoon teaMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 14 March 2021 via mobile

Stopped to charge the EV, walked around the corner and Piccolo was there. My wife saw Keto items on the menu, and that was that. Sevice was fast and very friendly. Food was nice. Prices are very reasonable. I picked up a yummy afghan biscuit...to go. Very good!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Piccolo Licensed Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5