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41 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-376 5759
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best Coffee in Taupo. Excellent food pleasant staff and good service. We have been here many times when visiting Taupo and it is consistently good.

Thank brian E
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very helpful in explaining the food. Had to order on the counter. My husband got a filo and I got the chicken nuggets with fries. The filo was a hit, came with salad and it was really succulent and delicious. Meanwhile chicken nugget was a miss, only got 4 pieces of nugget but somehow it came with... More 

Thank Stephanie W
Napier, New Zealand
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice during a weekend away in Taupo and both times we were really impressed with both the service and the food. Staff were friendly and great in accommodating a large number of us. Nothing was too much trouble. The cabinet food was fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. The cooked meals from the kitchen were scrumptious, piping hot... More 

Thank Odette R
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148 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was nice but the service from the guy making coffee was so rude!! Wont be back ever. Some people shouldn't work in customer service.

Thank arrong504
Taupo District, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Piccolo is a polished and consistent cafe in Taupo. The coffee is superb, the cabinet display a work of art and the service excellent. The cabinet food, besides looking so good is the best in Taupo (and I've been to them all) and as a connoisseur of cafe breakfasts in the Central North Island I can verify that you will... More 

Thank Tipene60
Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We dropped into Piccolo recently when passing through Taupo and found we had picked just the right time to enjoy their most amazing blueberry muffins which are just bursting with fruit. The coffee was as well brewed as always and the owner hisusual friendly self.

Thank Robin G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Yummy pizza. Beautiful chips. Super helpful and friend staff. Super fast food delivery. Highly recommended.

Thank Cheryl S
Wanaka, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely beautifully presented food and tasted as good as it looked. Staff were great. Obviously have loyal clients.

Thank Peter K
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We are lucky in Taupo to have so many cafes. While we like to try others. Piccolo's remains a favourite, good food and service (particularly when Craig is working front of house).

Thank Abby P
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Very friendly staff with good food and coffee. Definitely recommend. Come early to get a table as it's popular!

Thank Ro G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-376 5759

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