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Picnic Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
1174 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-343 9239
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (36 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (40 reviews)
“shakshuka” (13 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1174 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had brunch there with the family. Really enjoyed the experience. The food was great and the service (with a smile) was awesome.

Thank Aldrin D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there due to the reviews and the very high quality of what was on offer matched the reviews. The soup, cakes and service were outstanding and about the best we have had anywhere.

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I came for breakfast, after seeing all the positive reviews here. We definitely don't regret that choice: It started with the service: all the waitresses were so friendly, and helpful, and also very fast. The food was excellent, fresh and just simply...More

Thank 907kiwi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went just for coffee and cake. Was very good coffee and good selection of cakes. Meals everyone around us were getting looked good and service was prompt and friendly. Very good cafe.

Thank David H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well more like a crepes', either way I'd recommend them to all my loved ones! Good fast service and a quaint little environment. Check it out if you're in NZ!

Thank James R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for takeaway coffee for our trip However, their food looked so good we 'had' to stay and have an early morning tea. Excellent food and service. Wish we had noticed it earlier.

Thank AucklandBruce
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food with lovely attention to detail in the presentation. The coffee and food quickly arrived at our table and the staff were very friendly. Would go back for breakfast or lunch as the meals looked delicious.

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic service, fantastic staff esp. the resident mermaid...great find at the last minute, walked in and were served immediately, great food & coffee! Definitely recommend Rotorua as a travellers destination!

Thank B2008FWkellyr
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food and service. All three meals were well presented and tasted yum and so were he drinks. Good prizes.

Thank Marie-Louise N
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Friendly and quality service. Excellent coffee with a good espresso hit. I had the prawn laksa which was very good. Clearly someone here knows quality.

Thank steveW7204LX
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
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
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1174 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-343 9239
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