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Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
+64 7-347 7586
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (71 reviews)
“burger” (183 reviews)
“french toast” (33 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Cafe, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 24, 2017

Been here many times and always leave feeling full! Wide menu, yummy food, friendly service and big portions. Best thing has got to be their caramel slice its DELICIOUS!

1  Thank jackhemi26
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

Great food, huge portions, nice environment, friendly helpful staff. Recommendation to the team though - either give food leftovers to farmers for their animals, or distribute to genuine needy folk.

Thank Rhodie1970
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

my boyfriend really wants to try the place due to its quirky name so thats what we did we both had burgers both quite huge portions, my friend had pasta. I had a some pasta from him, it tasted awful so i shared my fish...More

Thank Shelathexplorer
Reviewed February 23, 2017

We had a lovely coffee here one afternoon and had to share a caramel slice it was so huge. Quirky spot and good place to relax and watch the world go by.

Thank Orla B
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

The best cafe in Rotorua! Meals are huge and worth every penny! Lovely staff and friendly! Love the atmosphere!

Thank Jerry L
Reviewed February 22, 2017

Went here because it was listed in one of our tour books. It had a different vibe than other restaurants we've been to on our vacation--not necessarily good or bad. Food only was average.

Thank dillysm0m
Reviewed February 22, 2017

There were 7 of us eating here, 4 adults and 3 children. It was extremely busy but we found room to sit. The food was really excellent, and clean plates were sent back. We had a huge variety of dishes see the photos. I would...More

Thank Crystalrose54
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Price was a bit on the high level. Food was really nice. Clean Prompt service. Coffee was good. Comfortable

Thank Sparkles14
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

From a random stop in for coffee to a full lunch and breakfast the next day, we could not believe our luck in having found Fat Dog cafe. The staff are amazing friendly and the food is well worth it. Enjoy a flat white!

Thank Traveling4BiznFun
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

The food was fast, fresh and really tasty! The girl who served shouldn't have been on during a lunch rush. Poor thing wasn't familiar with the till system and highly stressed.

Thank arrong504
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Response from OsteoG | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I'm not an owner. I reviewed the place. I'd probably contact them directly Di.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $17
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
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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