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Piccolo Cafe

€€ - €€€Cafe, European,
41 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-376 5759
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“cakes” (25 reviews)
“french toast” (13 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 16:00 Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Italian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
41 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. best breakfast and lunch here
"This is a cozy restaurant/cafe in Taupo."
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2. Best Brekkie
"So so so excited to find this place."
Paula C
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3. Brunch
"Always our first choice for brunch or lunch in Taupo."
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1 - 10 of 319 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful experience, Nice atmosphere and delicious homemade deserts and coffee. Lovely peaceful atmosphere. Friendly proprietress welcomed us in at the door. Definitely have breakfast here :). Coffee is always excellent - a nice place to meet up with friends. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, very nice...More

Thank Chetan K
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a cozy restaurant/cafe in Taupo. The service is friendly and efficient. The food is lovely including the coffee. They even do take away. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the great food

Thank newtripper01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family had breakfast here and all our meals were delicious and came out very fast. However I do think the food is overpriced for what it is. No free range eggs or bacon. Didn’t see a kids menu. The staff were really welcoming and...More

Thank squiglepop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the smoke salmon pizza was definitely yummy, and was served with smile on staffs face, it was great. Highly recommended!!

Thank Ambassador818966
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff welcoming when you enter. Food over priced. Owner or manager when calling to ask for a booking comes across very rude and bad attitude for business. Put myself and my group of 12 off. Refused to save a table out the back for us....More

Thank Vicki H
twinkye, Owner at Piccolo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am extremely sorry for all this, I can't really recall all this, if you could give me your number, i will ring you too sort this out. Please leave your no or ring me @073765759. Sarah D

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place never fails to deliver- Great service, friendliness, lovely food and great value. Highly recommended!!!!

1  Thank Paula C
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Popped in here with colleagues - wide variety of meals (7), quick friendly service - best gluten free French toast ever! Great coffee. Highly recommend.

Thank MegJ134
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Dropped in for a late lunch, welcome d by great staff, a wide selection of options, and excellent food. Tea was something special. Will definitely be back

Thank Diana R
Reviewed 21 August 2018

After a most unfortunate and disappointing dining experience at a local hotel the night before, our group of 21 people were looking for somewhere for breakfast (even though we had originally booked breakfast at the hotel). We came across Piccolo, and decided to try our...More

Thank JJZTauranga
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We had a few dishes to share. The chowder was yummy! Fresh seafood which makes the fish and chips delicious. Sept Staff are very friendly with lots of smiles!

Thank cecilial756
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
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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