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Pipi Cafe

16 Joll Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
+64 6-877 8993
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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16 Joll Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is certainly different for the unexperienced but have to love it - atmosphere is awesome and pizza to die for! Long live pipi in the village and also loving the pipi truck

Thank Kiwis24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An easy place to pop in for a relaxed, no frills pizza or meal. Very friendly and prompt service. Lots of families dining and kids clearly feel very at home here. It's nothing flash but great for a group or family at a reasonable price...More

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Very popular busy eatery, I wouldn't go there if I was the kind of person that worries about having her table cleared but I'm not so I LOVED it!! Awesome value, great vibe

Thank f0odie300
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Looks like the place to be even on a Sunday night. As always, fantastic atmosphere, food, wine and service. Cannot fault. If you're after silver service and quiet table talk this is NOT the place for you. This is like a family cantina with a...More

Thank Matherx5
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Tuesday evening in August. Cold night. Warm heater at the door. Caroline had bought the cookbook by Alexandra Tylee earlier that day and wanted to try a few of her recipes - one, possibly the original recipe Cafe de Paris butter. Pipi doesn't take bookings...More

Thank Ronald A
Reviewed 4 August 2017

The food was great although they did run out of a very popular dessert which we all wanted! Also it was quite cold in the restaurant but it was a very cold weekend even for Hawke's Bay

Thank helenpZ623UG
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We ate here two nights running - it is that good. Flounder the first night and pizza the second. Busy and delightfully different - Pipi's has a real buzz.. Great food

Thank John S
Reviewed 20 July 2017

A busy wee place - we thought turning up at 5PM would mean an empty cafe, but the place was humming. Service is quick and efficient - having heard great things about the pizza here we went straight for a medium each and weren't disappointed....More

Thank Kent H
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Pipi's is a local institution in Hawke's Bay. People of all ages dine there. This sometimes contributes to the 'loud' aspect: with all hard surfaces and a narrow-isa dining space, the noise can sometimes be deafeningly loud. Nevertheless, the food is always fresh, fun and...More

Thank Marguerite B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Always have a fab time here..,food service and atmosphere awesome..... We mainly have the sal n pepper calamari....yummy with fresh home made aioli then marinara pizza.....LARGE then we can have some for lunch next day 😊

Thank Davey J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Joll Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Havelock North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-877 8993
  • E-mail
Pipi is all about you the customer we don’t mind if you come in your muddy gumboots or your Gucci stilettos, or if you drink Bollinger with your pizza or house red.

We are very lucky in Hawkes Bay to be surrounded by wonderful produce and wine and our menu very much reflects this, where possible everything is local and organic. We don’t take ourselves too seriously but we do take what we do very seriously. Using the best freshest ingredients and cooking them to best bring out their natural flavours.

Pipi was born out of my love of my children and food and now 15 years later this has not changed at all and is still at the heart of everything we do.
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