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“AWESOME”
Review of Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

Fat Dog Cafe & Bar
Ranked #19 of 227 Restaurants in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $19
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Hamilton, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“AWESOME”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Everytime we go to Rotorua we head here to eat Yet again it did not fail us. We dined in at about 1pm on Saturday. It was as usual busy. However the food was fantastic and the staff friendly!! Totally love this place

  • Visited May 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Always Good”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

This is the place for a BIG breakfast the plates of food are large if you are not a big eater then share a plate.

Visited May 2013
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Rotorua, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Food needs improving but nice atmosphere”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Staff and atmosphere were great but when paying for food you expect something half decent - meal was partially burnt and unpresentable. Taste was no better. Seems like a great place for a coffee. Great atmosphere but won't eat there again.

  • Visited March 2013
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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“An institution”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

The Fat Dog has always been popular. The servings are generous and the coffee good. Relaxing vibe on a raining afternoon if you would like to linger over coffee and a HUGE piece of cake.

Visited May 2013
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Waterloo, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Decent food and cute atmosphere”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Ordered lunch: beef roast sandwiches, chips and some coffee. Coffee was excellent, nice pattern on the latte and good sprinkling of cocoa on the cappuccino- did not taste bitter or burnt. We got huge portions with the sandwiches being very nicely presented. Loved the ambiance and funny atmosphere of the joint (silly poem about a bulldog on the wall cracked me up) but found the food to be pretty average for the price. Beef sandwich was a bit dry and lacked flavour despite the coleslaw and shaved beets. Would recommend as a lunch spot as it does have a funny and slightly rustic ambiance combined with decent food and good coffee.

Visited May 2013
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