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Fat Pigeon Cafe

41 Moa Street, Piopio 3912, New Zealand
+64 7-877 8822
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41 Moa Street, Piopio 3912, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much to choose from in the cabinet - all looks delicious and the sweets always tempt me!! Friendly staff and great atmosphere- a winner!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank slick171
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for breakfast in our way to the Hairy Feet Tour it was simple delightful and beautifully plated.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 315vickieb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After an early departure from New Plymouth, we were in desperate need of a coffee! And we nearly gave this a miss, but what a find! We were also lucky to get in just before a big group arrived and they got swamped with orders....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bubbles135
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Fast service smiles all round fantastic coffee who could ask for more. With a banquet of cabinet food the choice is varied and just sublime. We made a pit stop and so pleased we did. They also have some unusual homemade treats just gorgeous. This...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank marlainac2015
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Not quite halfway between New Plymouth and my destination, Pukekohe but it was lunchtime and my stomach was calling. I had the big breakfast, and it was big. Substituted tomatoes for the mushrooms (to which I am allergic) and I had a delicious feast. Must...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Peter M
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Mel always serves fresh yummy food and the service is fabulous , drop in and see for yourself !!!! Thank you for the delicious food and an Amazing selection

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Shirlo48
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Stopped in for a coffee on the way north following a recommendation from family. Sadly, disappointed with the quality and temperature of coffee. Asked for two smaller size coffees with an extra shot. Hot milk would be unfair, but not far off the mark. Wish...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SarahGkiwi
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Heading north on our journey to Whangarei we stopped here for Brunch. The food was delicious!! I highly recommend the Buddha bowl (you can add either salmon or chicken if you want an added protein); it was so delicious. Hubby was very happy with his...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank charliecharlie444
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped by here on our way to Taupo for a quick breakfast bite. Just had a couple muffins and coffee....they were great. The place is packed with regulars. If your in the area and want a quick bite...this is a good stop

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rich30306
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We were just passing through and stopped off here for a quick bite to eat and a drink. The service was very good, good food at very good prices.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Neil1986
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Response from FAT_PIGEON_CAFE | Property representative |
Hi, can't answer your question as we are not the Fairlie Bakehouse, sorry!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Moa Street, Piopio 3912, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Piopio
  • Phone Number: +64 7-877 8822
  • E-mail
The Fat Pigeon is a purposely built cafe brillantly located next to Kara Park at the north end of Piopio. We offer a wide range of freshly made cafe fare, complemented by Ozone coffee. We have cabinet food as well as a board menu. Indoor and outdoor seating plus a play area for the littlies, and a sandpit outside. Possibly the best stopping point on the road to Taranaki.
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