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“The best Cafe in Rotorua” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

Fat Dog Cafe & Bar
1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
64 7 347 7586
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Ranked #29 of 151 Restaurants in Rotorua
Price range: $5 - $19
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The best Cafe in Rotorua”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We go here every time we visit Rotorua & they are truly great. The service is always spot on, the quirky order numbers add fun to the visit & the food is superb every single time - you have to try their Carrot Cake if you have a sweet tooth or their Eggs Benedict if you are in for breakfast

Visited July 2013
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Redmond, Washington
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“Tasty for breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This was one of the first places I had a meal in NZ, so I had a bit of sticker shock for the Fat Dog Works. On the other hand, the portion size was pretty huge, so I guess it balanced out, and everything on the plate tasted great.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Biggest Burger Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Great place, decor, atmosphere. Had the dog bollox burger which was enormous but really tasty! Definitely recommend going if in Rotorua!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Lovely Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Interesting restaurant with a great varied menu. We all opted for pancakes with bacon, it was lovely! Decent price for us poor backpackers and generous portions!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Characterful cafe, decent breakfast options”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Good atmosphere, nicely done place. Excellent value with the GrabOne deal.

Personally not a great fan of hash browns which came with the eggs benedict, unnecessary but our kids ate them happily. I would prefer to have the bacon to have the rind trimmed or crispy and the smoked salmon was trimmings with the odd tough bit but this is a bit critical and we would happily go back again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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