Pipi Pizza Café
Tuesday4:00 – 10:00 pm.
Wednesday4:00 – 10:00 pm.
Thursday4:00 – 10:00 pm.
Friday4:00 – 10:00 pm.
Saturday4:00 – 10:00 pm.
Sunday4:00 – 10:00 pm.
16 Joll Road
06 877 8993
Wandering around Havelock North, it’s hard to miss the bright fuschia pink facade of the pizza café and local favourite Pipi. A stalwart on the Hawke's Bay food scene for a number of years, owners Alexandra and Chris have put their heart and soul into this place. Eating here truly feels like you’re dining at a friend’s house.
As soon as you walk through the front doors of Pipi, your senses are immediately enveloped by the delicious smells coming from the kitchen and the pretty and plentiful shades of pink that decorate the café. From the cosy dining room inside to the outdoor courtyard that is the place to be in the summertime, there is warmth and hospitality here in spades. Whether you are dining in or popping in quickly to pick up a takeaway, you will feel welcomed by the Pipi family.
The pizzas and food are legendary around town, with many elements made from scratch on the premises - the pizza bases, the hand-rolled gnocchi, and the ladyfingers for the tiramisu. The pizza menu is that perfect blend of classic flavours everyone knows and loves, with a few unique ones thrown in. Flavours and combinations that hero local and seasonal produce allow head chef Alexandra to be creative.
Even though pizza is the main event at Pipi, they also have a range of mains and specials that change out often, plus a dessert menu that you definitely want to save room for. To accompany your meal, there is an extensive wine list that heroes the Hawke’s Bay region and the vineyards nearby. They also have offerings from local gin heroes Hastings Distillers - it is highly recommended to enjoy a glass of their L’Opera aperitif.
Pipi is a great place to gather with friends and family, share some pizza, and wine and good times.
Words by Julia Rutherford & Photography by Anna Briggs
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