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Piccolo Cafe

€€ - €€€Cafe, European,
41 Ruapehu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-376 5759
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“cakes” (25 reviews)
“french toast” (15 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 18:00 Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, 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 337 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

My partner and I visited for brunch. He had the big brekkie and I had the French Toast (which although absolutely delicious was a big serving and I couldn't eat it all). Could not fault the food or the coffee but the thing that particularly...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank us2kiwis
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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank newtripper01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed the best french toast I have ever had. The meals were large and fresh. The whole family enjoyed what they ordered and the service was prompt and friendly. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sue K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing fast service and the food was lovely. Staff all so friendly. Possibly the best cafe in Taupo. Don’t go passed it.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Taupoholiday2323
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place itself is nice with a pleasant setting. The lady who took our orders at the till was very nice and friendly. However, the food took over 45 minutes. Everyone in the tables around us was complaining as well. If we hadn’t already paid,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank psybonchu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must have changed hands this year, have been regular visitors when holidaying in Taupo. Standards have really dropped. Food awful, I asked for an extra piece of toast and it was going to cost $2.00. Definitely would not recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Waitomo637
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for Breakfast. Staff was friendly and warm. Place has got good ambience. Nice setting. Clean. Price is average. Food - the eggs Benedict’s were perfectly done. Kids meal was excellent. Well presented too. Lovely cafe.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ruwantha W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place knows how to charge! Two Croissants, no salad $25 Massive profit there! Ridiculous Never again

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank barrykitch
Reviewed 21 November 2018

We had the breakfast special which was very tasty and great value. Friendly service - efficient and with a smile - could ask for no more!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JDT_11
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Awesome food and great service, fast service. Clean and tidy restaurant and restrooms. Well worth visit

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Coastal45210788778
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
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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