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“Great Food and Large Servings”
Review of Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

Fat Dog Cafe & Bar
Ranked #19 of 223 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $18
Cuisines: American, Bar, Cafe, European, Soups, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Food and Large Servings”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

The price was right and the food was great. Very friendly environment also. There were too many selections also.

Visited December 2012
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Oslo
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65 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Looks great, but bad ingredients = disgusting food”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Good atmosphere, nice people, decent service, brilliant decoration all describe this place.

Food is also nicely presented. Sadely bad ingredients result in bad taste. Take the bolloks burger for example; 2 industrial beef patties with about 50% meat, instead of 1 beef patty. Why? It's disgusting...

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
“Bit of a wait, but good food and great atmosphere”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

The Fat Dog seems like one of those institutions - it's loaded with character and is packed with people.

We weren't disappointed. There was a queue out the door waiting to order, but once we'd managed the food and coffees were served pretty quickly.

Our breakfasts (pancakes, and eggs benedict) were very tasty and the coffee was great. We loved the charm of the place and would definitely recommend it as a place to eat.

Visited December 2012
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Thank aimoverseas
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Sydney, Australia
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Excellent food and price!!!”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

Well presented food with generous portions that taste great. The cafe was very busy but service was quick and friendly. Would highly recommend and would definitely go back when next in Rotorua

  • Visited December 2012
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Timaru, New Zealand
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Mountainbikers Hangout”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

Used to come here a lot but things have slipped. Our muffin was dry (had to go and ask the counter staff where it was to begin with as they had forgotten) and the mocha's were not as good as we know they had been in the past. Having said that though the atmosphere is funky as always. Can recommend the French Toast though for breakfast if you can manage to eat it all! Bit of a double review as went here twice on our trip and each visit was different to the other....we have rated it on the breakfast for this review though....

  • Visited December 2012
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