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Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

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1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
64 7 347 7586
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
sister in laws girlie weekend treat away

Great food & nice cafe - was busy which is always a good sign ! :) Quick service of food & clean & pleasant cafe environment

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
JulesSearle
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great food & nice cafe - was busy which is always a good sign ! :) Quick service of food & clean & pleasant cafe environment

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Visited here when in Rotorua recently and was very excited about stopping in for lunch. It was a welcoming cosy atmosphere and the food certainly looked very generous. My food however was really disappointing. The scrambled eggs were dry and everything was cold. My partners food was also a bit ordinary. I would definitely recommend it for the atmosphere and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Friendly, cheerful, bright interior, was a harbinger of a good evening. We walked in right at closing time, but the staff was most accommodating. Food was wholesome, portions generous and flavour spot on. Highly recommended, a must visit in Rotarua in my book

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Stopped for a light lunch and dessert. A lot of options, almost too many. Warm atmosphere inside and very friendly staff. Carrot cake was very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great menu with loads of vegetarian options, huge portions, fast and friendly service, went here 2 days in a row for brunch and both meals were delish (wish I tried the pancakes though!). Super busy but very homely feeling. Would visit again :)

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Brisbane, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Had breakfast at Fat Dog Cafe 2 mornings in Rotorua and the food was amazing. You best be hungry if you go there as the servings are huge. Coffee was good, the fireplace welcoming and the staff chatty and fun. The lunch and dinner menu looked incredible but we didn't get a chance to try it out. Would highly recommend... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Had breakfast here using a voucher from BookMe. Didn't expect a whole lot, but the food was absolutely awesome and they staff were really friendly. I asked for a "babychino" to keep my three year old quiet and they didn't even charge me, despite our meals being vouchers too. We had the waffles and the big breakfast and could hardly... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We dropped in for a pot of tea and fluffies for our three kids on the way home back to Tauranga. We will definitely be back. The man who served us called Austin was so friendly and made us feel so welcome with the kids, even though we only stopped in for a drink! He gave them crayons and pictures... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We go here everytime we're in Rotorua .. always great food and always enjoyable , as well as seeing whats changed on the walls etc .. Very clever!enjoyable.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This place was really funky and had great coffee, we didn't order food but we watched it come out and the servings were massive. Very easy to share meals here.

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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
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 16

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 16

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm

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