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“Only stopped in for coffee on our last day, wish we'd found it earlier!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

Fat Dog Cafe & Bar
Ranked #19 of 219 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: Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Brisbane
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Only stopped in for coffee on our last day, wish we'd found it earlier!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2011

Great coffee and the food looked fantastic!! The service was quick and the atmosphere was fun and casual.

  • Visited December 2010
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Tucson
2 reviews
“Loved this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2010

Our hosts recommended it, and we weren't disappointed. We were only in Rotorua for 3 days, and ate at Fat Dog 3 times (twice for lunch, once for breakfast). Atmosphere is super fun and laid back, food is delicious. Fish sandwich is one of the best things we had during our entire 2-week stay in New Zealand.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best in Rotorua”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2010

Great food! Huge portions! Fast service! Friendly atmosphere!

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San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Love this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2010

We were recommended by a local to check out Fat Dog. The place was a fun local hang out and the food was excellent! We loved this place. Huge portion though, so bring an appetite!

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Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Wow - best Fish Burger ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2010

Fun Menu with high quality ingredients - packed at lunch - fun interior with all seats painted with sayings on the chair, so lots of stuff to read and look at inside. Bright colours, great atmosphere and excellent quality large portion food!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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