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10 Roberts Street | Lake front, Taupo Town Centre, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 0086
Today
06:30 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 06:30 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent cafe with very hospitable staff. 10/10. The best restaurant on the lake front. Would recommend to anyone

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Thank Anna F
New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the big breakfast, nothing fancy about it, but very tasty. Got very prompt service as they had two staff taking orders at the counter. The excellent free wifi was a lifesaver after a bit of a fiasko with my accommodation, and they let me sit and work for over an hour undisturbed. This wasn't my first and won't be... More 

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Thank Martin_nitraM_Martin
Napier, New Zealand
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great spot for breakfast. Looking across Lake Taupo and snow capped mountains. Good coffee and an affordable breakfast with a million dollar view. Excellent friendly service too. Eat inside or out.

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Thank Shane D
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a coffee. Bussing when went in. Tried a double espresso and a mocha, both superb. We also had a clear view of the mountains across Lake Taupo. Liked the idea of a child friendly area for the little ones.

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Thank Martin2883
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We've had a breakfast there on a nice sunny Sunday morning. Everything was good, except for a bit slow service and high prices (17 nzd for a sandwich!) But i guess it is a price to pay for a lakeview. Anyway, the food was tasty.

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Thank Natalia S
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

While we wait from our bus to Rotorua, decided to have a cup of coffee, and we found this small place with big taste!! We enjoyed our carrot cake and banana bread with an americano and a latte!!

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Thank AzaMantilla
Orewa, New Zealand
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Four of us dined at Taste Cafe on a recent Saturday night and it wasn't at all busy in the Cafe. We were asked for our drinks order and we were told that they had "run out" of two of our Spirit choices - Bacardi and Canadian Club. After ordering our meals, one was delivered in a timely manner, two... More 

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Thank KiwisHoliday
Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Stopped for coffee this morning. Gave our order at the till to a chap with a great sense of humour, he told us we needed to order at the other end of the counter. We went down.....and there he was again to take our order! Had a sausage roll and piece of cake as well. Guy who brought our food... More 

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1 Thank Andy-S60
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Stopped for lunch on a Friday. Very impressed with the salad size when it came out. As described and delicious. Staff friendly

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1 Thank 2014angela52
Wellington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

My wife who loves Thai Chicken Salad thought this was the best one she had ever had anywhere ever. My daughter said the Chicken and Avocado was outstanding. My steak was good with the best gravy I've had in a long time. Service was friendly, helpful and a bit odd. Nothing you cant forgive for the fabulous food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 17:00
Monday
06:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 17:00
Thursday
06:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 21:00
Saturday
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Roberts Street | Lake front, Taupo Town Centre, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-377 0086

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