The Fat Dog is bright, colorful, cheerful, and it attracts everyone from businessmen to truck drivers, tourists to local grannies. The food is tasty and cheap, the portions massive, and kids will love old favorites like nachos, pies, and big sticky cakes. (There are toys to keep the wee ones amused, too). No trip to Rotorua is complete until we've stopped in here for espresso and something scrumptious.