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41 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-376 5759
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We visited this cafe as it is in the Lonelt Planet, we were quite dissapointed with our food:burger and a salad. We didnt try the desserts or the coffee.

Thank N4248FZstephanied
Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I have visited here years ago and it was great so I was pleased to find it is still as good as ever. I was on my own and keen for some peace and quiet, which I managed to get in this busy restaurant. I was greeted on arrival and provided with a small menu plus there was a variety... More 

Thank dorthabell
here & there & everywhere
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Piccolo has a great selection of sweet and savoury breakfast/brunch dishes! The coffee was very good too, and so was the tea selection. What made this place stand out for me, was the fabulous customer service and friendliness of staff. Often enough waiters don't really care about their customers, but Piccolos staff made an effort to present the food nicely... More 

Thank tingeltangel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Lunch time visit. Excellent service. The Pizzas are not to be missed and the coffee is great. Friendly and courteous staff. Well worth the visit. Will return.....

Thank Alan B
New Zealand
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41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I love going to Piccolo for breakfast in Taupo. Great service/fast service, great coffees and decent sized meals, without skimping on quality. Love this place!

Thank hospogirl
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We go here for breakfast every time we are in Taupo. The hash cakes are great. The coffee is always good too. They have some delicious cakes if you want something sweet and the lunch menu is varied and tasty too. An all round winner.

Thank SuenAndy1983
Whanganui, New Zealand
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The food, coffee & service is always excellent. We enjoy going here each time we are in Taupo & highly recommend to others

Thank mw66
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This was the NZ 2016 cafe of the year. And rightly so. 3 good mornings from the staff. Very good coffee, delicious muffin and serious tea. They give you a timer so you know when it is brewed. (this is the 2nd time this has happened in NZ and ee had it once in Germany). We'll be back Arnie! #goodcoffeenz... More 

Thank jembury
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

A lovely coffee shop! The food was fantastic. We seem to have tried the eggs benedict everywhere we went in NZ, this time with mushrooms - light and tasty! There is food to enjoy on a plate, sitting down. And there is the pick and go variety - I had a beautiful cheese scone, big, full of cheese and moist.... More 

Thank Philippa D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Great food, great service (ask for Craig), and reasonably priced. The big brekkie will last you all day.

Thank Trevor M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?