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Picnic Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
1174 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-343 9239
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (40 reviews)
“croque monsieur” (13 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (41 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1174 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

We go to Rotorua 4-5 times a year every few months to Rotorua and this place exceeded our expectations. Food was fantastic (perfect eggs bene - sauce definitely their specialty!), servers friendly and human and costs right about where they should be for this quality...More

Thank JoyGAuckland
Reviewed 3 days ago

Picnic café is my favourite spot for lunch and coffee as a local resident. Food is amazing as usual with consistent quality especially beef salad and eggs Benedict are best in town. Service as excellent as what you can expect, attentive and efficient. Even though...More

Thank keikei2011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food amazing Coffee amazing Service amazing Prices amazing. Glad we stumbled across this lil gem..Absolutely amazing.

Thank Cherrybomb007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome service, the ladies that served us were great! The food was delicious, we had the beef salad and spinach eggs Benedict. Great spot near the lake and we sat outside in the sun. Thanks

Thank Rebecca_holsted
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot recommend this place enough. Best banana bread hands down. Really good service. Returned three times. Also recommend the mexican black beans breakfast. Only downside is that I wish banana bread portion bigger!

Thank Adedoyin O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simple brunch and the dishes were simply amazing. We had mushroom camembert cheese (balsamic source) and egg Benedict with salmon. Both dishes were simply great. But got to say my favorite was the mushroom camembert cheese. Camembert cheese which brought depth in taste making the...More

Thank Shun K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal, wait time was very minimal and the service fantastic. We had the beef salad and thai laksa and were so happy with how good it both was. Would definitely visit again

Thank AshleighT132
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very obliging and comfortable place to eat in Rotorua. Excellent menu choices and perfect ser4vice.

1  Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As regular breakfast customers, we were disappointed that the new owners have not kept the standards quite as fantastic as before. We used to enjoy our coffee being served quickly as we perused the menu alas it only came later during breakfast, and was quite...More

Thank realife2015
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Read the reviews and decided this was the place to be for breakfast as we were in Rotorua for the morning.My wife and I both agree the service from the minute we walked in the door until we left was exceptional and the food was...More

2  Thank kcbk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $13
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1174 Whakaue Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-343 9239
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