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Piccolo

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

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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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
Most recent review
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
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Contributor
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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Baku, Azerbaijan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I had been advised they were allergy conscious. they biggest allergy I had at the end was a fiscal one..2 Adults 2 Kids for $71 I thought a tad on the high side and frankly there are not really a great deal of Allergenic free meals unless you construct your own..However Meals are presented as if it was at the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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196 reviews 196 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Excellent food, very good coffee, nicely fitted out and we've always found service to be very friendly and helpful, even when it's busy. The food prices, though, are nothing short of ridiculous. Not sure if that's because we usually pass through Taupo during busy holiday periods or if it's all the time. I suspect the latter. However it's testament to... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Tried to eat breakfast here with our twin 4 year olds yesterday but wasn't able to. There is only one item in the kids menu but my son wasn't keen on it so we asked for a half portion of the French Toast but were refused. Nana had the French Toast and it was very easy to see that a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

the food is nice but expensive. The staff are friendly and attentive. Wifi did not work. We will look for another option next time we pass through.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

always busy, quick service and excellent food. Nice outdoor seating or big tables and chairs inside (banquette also).

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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