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41, Ruapehu Street, Taupo, New Zealand
073765759
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Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 53
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great food here

This is a great cafe and beautiful food. will always recommend this place to friends and family. Great coffee too

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
paulrh777
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Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great cafe decor. Good coffee, Average food and wine. Great service. Only open during the day. Pricing is a little high around $20 each.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We popped in here recently for the first time in a long while and found the coffee ok and the service was quick

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Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great cafe and beautiful food. will always recommend this place to friends and family. Great coffee too

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Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Loved this place. We arrived in Taupo early and after a quick drive around town we decided on Piccolo for breakfast and cannot recommend this place enough. The food was fantastic, the coffee was spot on but it was the friendly service that was a standout. The staff at this place really know how to make everyone feel welcome.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you like a good coffee and cake (or savoury dish) then this place has it. We dropped in twice and both times found the service excellent and friendly. Food selection good and coffee was very good. Pricing was normal for the quality.

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Manukau, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Lovely people, marvellous food. Authentic Italian quinine. None better. The menu was extensive and it didn't matter what you ordered it was made fresh

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Taupo
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

A locals favourite... known as 'Pix'... these guys make great coffee super fast. Great selection of homemade fresh cakes and treats. Breakfasts are simple but tasty. Pizza and wine for lunch on a cold Taupo day is always a winner! Nothing super fancy but with a large seating area it's always packed.

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Warkworth, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great food, good service and really nice decor! The staff were friendly, all the customers looked to be enjoying their breakfasts and coffees too!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Taupo was middle destination during our tour. Piccolo was good for coffee and breakfast . Not so something special in menu but you could make up morning happy.

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Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Went here for lunch and I was surprised the cup I was given for my tea was plastic. They were quite fancy giving me a timer to let me know when to drink my tea but plastic. Come on...the lemon cake I had was delicious.

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Address: 41, Ruapehu Street, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: 073765759
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo

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  • Address: 41, Ruapehu Street, Taupo, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: 073765759

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