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Pipi Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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16 Joll Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
+64 6-877 8993
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Slated tables, Pink walls, candle lit meal oh and yeah the Beer Fridge! This place holds so many memories as I revisit time and time again. The food's fantastic and as dishes parade themselves down the narrow hip-wide walkway I salivate before my plate even arrives. Atmosphere, Noise and Chocolate Jaffas. This is a family atmosphere with chatter and laughter... More 

Thank Tulley G
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Seen some great reviews about pipi cafe so wanted to try their pizza's. We ordered a takeaway as we wanted to eat at our batch and enjoy the outdoors. The pizzas took about 10-15 mins to be cooked and I have to say they were one of the worse pizzas we have had at a none main stream pizza parlour.... More 

Thank Charles S
San Francisco, California, USA
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589 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We asked to be outside and waited by the tiny area that appears to be bar-like. Funky but comfortable, we were happy to have a glass of wine and wait. We were seated at a pink picnic table with a 5 candle candalabra, happily chatting away. Service was most friendly and timely and after a few small delicious pizzas to... More 

Thank HaljoHal
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always busy and no wonder. Relaxed, informal family dining and pizzas are fantastic. Well worth visiting and ideal for all.

Thank Mary C
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a lovely, slightly raucous evening here. We took recommendations from the staff for starters and they were spot on, and our meals were all delectable. They serve broadly Italian style food but with their own twist, and have got the flavours spot on. It's a fun, casual and cosy place with a constant stream of customers - obviously... More 

Thank Miss_Remi
Auckland, New Zealand
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at Pipi on a very hot evening and would have loved to be outside. Inside the hot pink and red decor matched the temperature. As Pipi is very popular, it was packed and very noisy but we could still hear ourselves. The furniture is well used and my chair fell apart when I sat on it. Quickly reassembled... More 

Thank KiwitravellerAkl
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Pipis twice in our week long stay in the Hawkes Bay and loved it both times. excellent food with great friendly service (don't expect silver service) and an atmosphere that is always fun.

Thank Mike R
Hastings, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is rated very highly by locals and online reviews. Came here for dinner, the place was packed, there was a really good atmosphere in the venue. As for the food, the garlic bread was great! But that's where it stopped. The fish cakes came out burnt, the pollo pizza was bland. We didn't even finish the food and... More 

1 Thank j0hn0dem
Otago Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though the place was packed we had a table within 5 minutes. The food was awesome, and we really enjoyed the atmosphere.

Thank Nieci48
Cheshire uk
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just had a wonderful evening meal at Pipis Havelock. Our friends had enjoyed food here before when visiting this area, so we all arrived for early dining. However even at 6.30 pm the restaurant was full, and throbbing with atmosphere. Nothing was too much trouble, William greeted us with a smile and such warmth was generously bestowed upon... More 

Thank yvonne k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Italian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups
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
Phone 8778993

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?