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) #4 of 18 Coffee & Tea in Taupo #24 of 111 Places to Eat in Taupo $$ - $$$ Cafe, , European
41 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-376 5759
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“cakes” (23 reviews)
“roulade” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
41 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful coffee and hot chocolates. Friendly staff and warm atmosphere. Definitely be back next time we are in town.

Thank hayleym122
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were told this cafe had 'the best coffee in Taupo', so went to check it out. Coffee was certainly good, there was free WIFI - though we had to ask a helpful staff member to get it to come through on my device -...More

Thank MRS565
Reviewed 1 week ago

When ever we travel through Taupo we alway stop at Piccolo Cafe/restaurant for meals. The food is excellent and the staff really helpful. Decor is lovely and restful after a long trip. The counter service staff go out of their way to explain whats in...More

Thank celine805
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place was packed on a chilly winter morning in Taupo but the service was definitely up to the challenge. Good range of cabinet food plus a menu to order from. Scrambled eggs, bacon & mushrooms with Vogel's toast with a large trim flat white...More

Thank ZafKNZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For brunch I ordered French Toast as was totally stunned at the presentation, it was absolutely fantastic. The ambience of this establishment is very nice but the only draw back was that we were given menus to take to the table then had to trapse...More

Thank Lynda P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A regular haunt on our visits to Taupo. Friendly greetings, attentive staff and we have always had great food. Good coffee too. A great place for a quick visit or a long lunch. Cabinet food or off the menu, with a tasty NZ wine to...More

Thank Bernard L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's a story to be told if you back a second time to a restaurant or cafe. And the story is it was better than the first time, brunch again in a packed cafe, this place is popular. In fact it was so popular that...More

Thank CreteW2015
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

A piccolo was what he wanted so you'd hope a cafe by that name would know the size and composition of this speciality coffee- and they did!! Perfect coffee and a warm welcome. Must be something about these New Zealanders - you walk in and...More

Thank Maria G
Reviewed April 30, 2017

This restaurant was recommended by a local as the best place for lunch in downtown Taupo, and we were not disappointed. Our group really enjoyed several deli sandwiches, fish and chips and a burger. The counter and wait staff was super friendly, dropping by our...More

Thank Alan F
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

We were driving around looking for somewhere to have breakfast and saw Piccolo, so we thought we would try it, and it was wonderful. The service was excellent, the decor and layout was excellent, the coffee was excellent, and most importantly, the food was excellent....More

Thank john j
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-376 5759
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