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Piccolo

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

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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...

We visited Taupo over the weekend and friends recommend we stop here for lunch. We were served delicious, fresh, tasty food. The atmosphere and décor of this Café is great. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Emma P
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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199 reviews 199 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

We always enjoy brunch at Piccolos. Great food and service. They offer both a menu and cabinet food.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Visited for breakfast with two friends, wanted a good breakfast and a good coffee. Two of us are vegetarian which shouldn't be too difficult to deal with in 2015. Well seems it was, no deviation from the menu allowed- had to build a breakfast from the extras section. Over $26 for two eggs on toast with hashbrowns, tomato and baked... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Ate here with a couple friends after a fun weekend in the central north island. We all had breakfast and found it pretty average. Food was served almost too fast and all in all it was a super basic tea room meal that we found overpriced. Tried to create a vege breakfast from the menu, that was tricky enough and... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We stopped here by chance en route between Palmerston North and Hamilton and what a find. Absolutely delicious food served quickly with lovely salads and great coffee, all delivered with such obliging and smiling staff. We will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This place was mine and my wife's go to for breakfast both days we were in Taupo. The staff was super friendly, the place was not packed either day so there was plenty of seating on the patio and the food was d-licious! Their breakfast pies were full of flavor and hearty and their chai latte's were on point. Its... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We visited Taupo over the weekend and friends recommend we stop here for lunch. We were served delicious, fresh, tasty food. The atmosphere and décor of this Café is great. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Well worth a visit.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The bar was set high with this breakfast for the rest of our trip. We had many great breakfasts after this but it managed to stay the most memorable. Great food the bacon I had and the salmon my wife had were excellent with the service to match..great coffee as well.Didn't seem overpriced to me given how good it was.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Beautiful café in taupo, we stopped off for some morning coffee, I grabbed a muffin as well which was delicious. Great décor and welcoming space for meals, trendy and local.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We were touring the N I in our camper and decided to treat ourselves to a nice lunch. We had a salmon roulade and a cornish pastie. The pickle with the roulade was stunning - a bitter citrus pickle which offset the creaminess of the roulade beautifully. Very unusual but worked really well. The pastie was light full of beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

we were recommended by friends who live in Taupo and we had a lovely breakfast there. Coffee and food were both good. We had to go and find our own menu and were sitting some time before we were approached by anyone for service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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