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Ciabatta Cafe and Bakery

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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38 White Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 3332
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service here, beautiful food! TRY THE CARMEL SWIRL it's so good I had to buy a 2nd, there was a little board where all the customers had put notes up , I loved that! I also added my own to the board! Great service great food!

Thank JudCarroll
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here to fuel up before exploring the Redwoods. Yummy sandwiches, good coffee, and, best of all, gonuts!

1 Thank HCr0ss
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dont be put off by the area! The food here is amazing. My wife had the soup which was very yummy while i had the Hammie sandwich. The "Hammie" was so good i went back for seconds. Really friendly service and amazing fresh food... yum!

1 Thank LUXE_Aus
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Limited but excellent menu for lunch. The highlight was definitely the breads themselves. We tried a few things and the friendly staff even volunteered to do kids versions of stuff for us despite there being no kids menu. This is definitely a baker first, cafe second and is situated in a light industrial area so the outlook is somewhat underwhelming.... More 

Thank FreeRangeKiwis
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Or, several visits. Excellent coffee, authentic Swiss baking and plenty more. Start your day there and come back for lunch.

1 Thank Corina F
New Zealand
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is dynamite. The food is delicious the atmosphere is cruisy the staff are great and helpful and pleasant. The food did I mention so fresh and delicious. I visit Rotorua every few weeks and this is my main go to stop to eat. Just yummy.

1 Thank whateverwherever
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can see why this place gets such good reviews as it is AMAZING and also well priced. Definitely recommend.

1 Thank RGRobertson
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for somewhere for breakfast, this cafe is worth the drive. Tucked away in an industrial area, there is after bakery selection. The bacon and egg sammie was great and good coffee as well. Nice decor, a little gem.

1 Thank Leigh S
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this bakery so much we came back the next day for breakfast Highly recommend the brekie ciabatta! The fresh pretzels are very good too. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. Too bad we live in Australia otherwise we would be here weekly.

1 Thank Eperre
Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice breads that are baked in house. Coffee was fantastic too! Visited by both locals and travelers I like the Long dog especially which I could share it with my wife.

2 Thank Zhi Wen Desmond C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $7
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 White Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 3332
A range of continental breads and pastries baked fresh daily. Also a great lunch menu featuring "The Long Dog". More than just a bakery, we have amazing coffee aswell, plenty of cafe style seating and great ambience.

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