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Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

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1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
+64 7-347 7586
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Love this cafe in Rotorua! Good coffee, nice seafood chowder, and my 9 year old son loved the giant hot chocolate with sprinkles and marshmallows. Would have eaten there exclusively on holiday except we wanted to be adventurous eaters.

Thank Jackie G
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

This resturant had an awesome variety with generous portions. Some really cool looking plates of food came out to ithe patrons on my visit

Thank mareebourke
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106 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Really great staff huge meals good coffee. They treat you like friends and very quick service -big choice of menu

Thank beachwalkers
Rotorua, New Zealand
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Great location with a good range of coffee and food..Went several times - always consistently great food & service. Very nice interiors, friendly staffs..Highly recommended..!

Thank RoshKr
Gore, New Zealand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Friendly staff & substantial food...great for brunch, lunch etc. there is a great selection to suit all palettes...I ordered a frittata that had been cooked in a muffin pan and was served two! Very filling & could only eat one and a half so my husband helped out!

Thank joybells2014
Rotorua, New Zealand
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

This café is more than suitable for single, couple or family dining The quality is excellent the choice is wide and prices are reasonable All tastes are catered for If all you want is a snack and coffee the coffee is also excellent. I would certainly recommend this Café and Bar

Thank Angie T
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Quite a busy café, the coffee was really good however the breakfast was rather average. We had the muesli which seemed to come from a packet and the porridge which wasn't memorable. Good service and not a long wait time.

Thank W4962UQsarahk
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2016

This cafe is definately THE BEST in Rotorua. Extensive menu and the food is all super delicious. I could happily eat my way through the entire menu. Staff are the best too - really nice & friendly and the kitchen gets the meals out real quick. The slices and cakes are amazing...seriously you have to go! Coffee is perfect. I... More 

Thank Janee343
Newcastle, Australia
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99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

A clean cafe that's colourful, has a great atmosphere and busy with tourists dining in and locals grabbing a coffee on the go. Excellent central location to walk around Rotorua. Fairly good food selection. The food was prepped quickly, fresh on our table and was delicious. The prices were reasonable and in no way expensive for the service. The staff... More 

Thank JamieJustine
Auckland, New Zealand
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124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2016

You want one of the best breakfasts in town - this is the place. Open all day and for dinner at night. Staff friendly and will do special requests

Thank Phila987

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $18
American, Bar, Cafe, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 7586

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?