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Bathhouse Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand
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1 Queens Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-343 9410
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Auckland, New Zealand
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328 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice atmosphere and setting. Coffee was average and the chai latte tasteless. Though it was nice and hot Average selection of cakes

Thank kiwi572014
Auckland, New Zealand
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Coffee was ok.A bit weak for my liking. Food didn't look fresh in the display, so didn't feel inclined to try any of it. Good selection of mags to read. Outdoor seating with view would be nice in summer,bit chilly the day we were there.

Thank lovertotravel2014
San Jose, California
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107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2014

I hit the Cafe about 35 minutes before they closed and Paris the waitress took my order. I had the Chicken and cheese sandwich which came with an incredibly complex but perfect frisee micro green salad with fresh capsicum and onions and radishes. The sandwich was served piping hot and the cheese was melted inside the sandwich over the plentiful... More 

Thank vnoz
Bribie Island, Australia
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575 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Well worth a visit. We've been coming here for many years when in Rotorua and never tire of it because it really is different. Give it a miss if your in a hurry. This is not a " Dine & dive venue". It's a place to sit and take it e to enjoy a Lunch, glass of wine or whatever.... More 

Thank MaggieB75
Glendale, California
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250 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2014

Have to disagree a bit with some of the reviewers. This place was surprisingly good for a museum cafe. Yes, the service was slow...but not really slow for New Zealand. The milkshake was great as were the salads.

Thank joerussin
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2014

great terrace and great coffee or a glass of wine, and in the meantime enjoying the people and beautiful view over the park

Thank elizabeth47_12
Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2014

I came here for tea and scones. The bathhouse has an interesting history which you can read about on the menus. All the staff were helpful and well mannered, service was prompt. Coffee was well made. The scones were delicious and of great value. The juices though, are not fresh, they're bottled.

Thank Bubblestef
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2014

The queue was very long and the service slow. It seemed to me that requiring the person on the till taking the order to have to keep going off to get the food out of the cabinets and put them in to be heated or cross the room to put the order up was extremely inefficient. And despite being given... More 

Thank G-Hag
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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133 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2013

New to our tour, we'd been told about unreasonable meal costs. Bathhouse Café, outside the Rotorua Museum overlooking Government Gardens, was our first test, and we 2 had a fine lunch for NZ$ 24.50, or just under US$21. New Zealand's lunch counters seem to have 3 layers of lunch - a kitchen-cooked dish that's pricey (NZ$15+ or so), large heated... More 

Thank Mitch-MK
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2013

We had breakfast here, we ordered the porridge and the eggs Benedict. The eggs were cooked well although the hollandaise tasted like packet sauce which is a shame. The portion was a bit small to others I have had. The porridge was good and a big portion. Coffee was good and service was friendly. Would probably go back if in... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Queens Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-343 9410

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