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Bathhouse Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe,
1 Queens Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-343 9410
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good43%
  • Average36%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
14 Nov 2016
“Such a fab location... shame its wasted with this useless cafe”
4 Aug 2016
“Nice cafe”
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Cafe, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
1 Queens Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Food is poor and overpriced. Service is slow as. Surely someone could run an efficient cafe here in such a fab location with views over the Gardens. Feel sorry for the tourists who are being taken for a ride. Last time I went because it...More

Thank NZNana
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Housed in the Rotorua Museum building this is a charming little cafe. Kumera (local purple sweet potato) and blue cheese soup was amazing. Yummy flavour and colour. Served with slightly toasted rye. Yum! Cabinet and menu food available. Ideal for lunch or just coffee and...More

Thank lesleychr
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Typical NZ cafe of the mid range style, great outside sitting environment especially on a sunny day. Food selection poor seeing it is part of one of the premier sites to visit in Rotorua.

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 2 February 2016

It's hard to beat sitting in front of the Bathhouse and Museum watching people meander around the gardens and pétanque pitch. However, the cafe could definitely increase its food selection. A bit short on variety.

Thank Ancdefgh987
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We stayed at a close by hotel and chose to go here for a cooked breakfast each day as it was good and about half the price of the hotel. We went early (9-10AM) which meant the place wasn't packed with tourists yet :) Food...More

Thank Wharangi
Reviewed 10 November 2015

The food as fresh and quite tasty. It's nice to have a place in a museum where you can sit down and enjoy food and rest your feet.

Thank 881virginia
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Great hot chocolate in this little cafe, but sometimes the food options are a little limited. Only ever tried the counter food, so can't comment on their freshly prepared options. Lovely, convenient option for anyone visiting Rotorua's excellent museum and the beautiful Government Gardens.

Thank LucysMumNz
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Wow, wow, wow! I find museum cafes to be sort of hit or miss...but the Bathhouse Cafe inside Rotorua Museum at the Government Gardens was a HIT!! Tired of hotel breakfast buffets, I decided to branch out & see what I could find in town....More

Thank lstein114
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Always nice to sit and have a coffee, but food is disappointing. Today nachos were soggy with large chunks of carrots, burger charred and chips too salty. Shame as this could be a great little cafe.

Thank Arpad123
Reviewed 27 April 2015

I think we called at the wrong time, early to mid afternoon as they had very little on offer. The menu did look good but obviously we needed to get there earlier. It was very warm so we took our drinks outside and had to...More

Thank filligirl
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Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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  • Address: 1 Queens Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-343 9410
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