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1195 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 3288
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic value for money! Amazing flavour in the marinated chicken salad left full and satisfied will deffinatley be back

1 Thank Kelly K
Canberra, Australia
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Undoubtedly the best place in Rotorua to go for breakfast. The backpacker special was the favourite amongst our group of friends, ask for baked beans too

1 Thank Dez1985
Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely breakfast there. The service was really nice! Highly recommendable place for food! They were very flexible with our order and fast. You should go there!

1 Thank Sabine W
Christchurch, New Zealand
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61 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

We were heading somewhere else for breakfast but our motel recommended to try The Art Café. We are pleased we did. They have a cheap all day brekky but we chose to get the back packers special no 1. They also very kindly swapped my hash brown for baked beans. We were also able to get a hot choc., instead... More 

2 Thank judith m
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I popped in here for a late breakfast before my Duck tour which is just down the road. It was lovely. Very clean, very comfy seating on sofas, and a great breakfast. Backpackers #1 with a great cuppa. Highly recommend it. I went back later for another cuppa because it was the best I had had in NZ so far.

2 Thank R0sePrim
Marseille, France
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Lovely and cosy place. The muffins were so delicious and coffee amaizing. Staff was so nice :-) We spent a good time before driving

2 Thank Sceaulenne
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

My sister and I popped in to the Art Cafe for breakfast and it was well worth while doing so. It is an internet cafe geared more for the backpacker crowd I guess but it was warm and cosy on a very cold Rotorua morning. Had the Backpackers Breakfast Special 1 and it was wonderful. Perfectly cooked including the toast,... More 

2 Thank Ian M
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

Food is good but service could do with some improvement i.e. maybe bring in one more staff member to help in the kitchen/serving as I find that when I have my breakfast here, it can take a while for the breakfast to come out. In saying that, once the food does come out for breakfast, it's delicious, wholesome and worth... More 

2 Thank Jo2daC
Waikoloa, Hawaii
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

The waitress was a one woman show when we stopped in here for breakfast. She was keeping up with the orders but seriously needed to have some help. In any case, we really did not have to wait long for her to take our order but my cup of cappuccino took a while. We both ordered the scrambled eggs with... More 

1 Thank 2tropical
Oslo, Norway
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367 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

The Art Cafe is a cozy and lovely place in the center of Rotorua. Ideally located, it offers a wide range of cake, meals options for your breakfast, beverages, etc. But I can't say I was delighted by it. It was pretty packed and the waitress seemed so busy that she really looked on panic. Hence, it is never great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1195 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 3288

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?