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Piccolo

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41, Ruapehu Street, Taupo, New Zealand
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, 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
Nice coffee and muffin

This cafe is warm and comfortable. The coffee and sweet muffin were pleasant. Overall a nice to relax. The service was wonderful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
robertwakefield
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We were travelling New Zealand last summer and also stayed a few days in Taupo. We were looking for a nice place in town to have some coffee in the afternoon and found a recommendation of Café Piccolo in our guidebook. We stopped by and found the interior and the choice of cakes and drinks appealing, so we decided to... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This cafe is warm and comfortable. The coffee and sweet muffin were pleasant. Overall a nice to relax. The service was wonderful.

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Skokie, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Had breakfast here with my wife. The staff is so kind. I had the eggs Benedict. It's made with sweet potatoes as the base...yum! My wife had scrambled eggs and bacon. It was hot, fresh and fluffy. All the pastries are made on site and they are delicious!

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Came here for brunch before our drive back to Auckland. Quite over priced ($25 for the big breakfast ) Oddly enough we were the youngest people in the place with everyone over 50+ and having coffee and cake. Everyone seemed to be eating muffins or slice so Should've taken this as a sign that it's not the best spot for... More 

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is probably the best café in Taupo for coffee. The coffee is always the same every time you visit which is great. The food menu is also very good and caters for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Friendly service with a smile. Excellent supreme coffee and efficient..what more could you ask for? We'll be back :)

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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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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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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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