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All 150 Rotorua Restaurants

Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
64 7 347 7586
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Ranked #24 of 150 Restaurants in Rotorua
Price range: $6 - $20
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

There is something for everyone at the Fat dog - big breakfast eaters, tiny toddlers, vegans and paleos. There is generally a queue for ordering at the weekend but the staff work quickly to move it along. If one of your party can nab a table when one comes clear that's always a good plan. Solo diners can easily nab... More

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Zevenaar, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Went for breakfast and had eggs benedict and big breakfast. Worst eggs benedict ever! the hollandaise sauce was more like melted butter and and it was on a burger bun which wasnt even toasted. The big breakfast was fine but not worth $18.30. would not go back.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Great place, quirky and friendly. Great food, although portions were HUGE, however I'm sure this is not an issue for most. Awesome little place.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Fries were undercooked and soggy, and the beef in the Thai beef salad looked like it was the cheapest they could find at the supermarket deli. Do not rate

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Love this place always go here when im in rotovegas for waffles and goldem syrup. Best place for coffee in the AM as well. Thanks guys keep up the good word

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This was our second or third time at this Cafe. Always reliable, good food & good service. Priced well also.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I'm not a vego, but I got the vegetarian breakfast as it looked great. It was so good I went back the next day for it again. Wifi is no longer a luxury at cafés, it's an expectation, time to offer that fat dog ;) the mushrooms weren't that great, but the whole place, the coffee and the meals definitely... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Really nice vibe and had some great local beers. Had the lamb shank which was fantastic. Huge portions though so be sure to come on an empty stomach. Staff are friendly and helpful.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

we've had breakfast there quite a few times now and always found the service to be excellent. meal quality and size, just right and the coffee can leave you craving for another.

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Piha, New Zealand
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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I had a group of 7 people I was hosting at a conference and we had limited time to get Breakfast, so some trip adviser research and opening times knowledge we landed on the Fat Dog. We arrived at 7;15 and we had finished Breakfast by 7:50; our conference started at 8am. So without even having to mention this, we... More

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Additional Information about Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

Address: 1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 347 7586
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
Average Prices: USD 6 - 20

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