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39 Paora Hapi Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 7674
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were excited to test the vegan breakfast but the hash browns were insipid and the tofu was tasteless. Plus the service was not very welcoming. 17nzd was a bit expensive for a plate with mushrooms, tofu, baked beans, hash browns and bread+hummus. The bread was really good though. The playground area for kids is great.

Thank Paul P
Taupo, New Zealand
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The food is still the same, wholesome, natural , tasty, really great value but the more times I go there the more irritated I find I am by the bouncy sound. The atmosphere is all hard surfaces so all sound becomes loud noise. It difficult to have a conversation because chairs scrape, voices reverberate ,...

Thank jaypot2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

For years now we have been enjoying the seafood chowder with the delicious bread made on site. Have tried other lunches here but keep returning to the seafood chowder, its good!

Thank Abby P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Good gluten and dairy free options, healthy and tasty. Friendly staff. They make their own gluten and dairy free bread.

Thank Janine G
Katikati, New Zealand
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The Fine Fettle is my favourite place to have lunch when passing through Taupo. It has a healthy range of Gluten free foods. In particular I love the Seafood Chowder, even in the middle of summer !! I would say that the quality and quantity of the Soup is the best especially with the lovely fresh baked bread. It is... More 

Thank maxiesmart
Cambridge, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Myrtle order d a sandwiches for lunch and my self a pumpkin tart. We also ordered coffee. A flat white and a plunger coffee for one. My tart was left too long in the microwave so tasted very spongy and past its best and of course it took ages to cool down before I could eat it. Myrtle ordered a... More 

Thank Viv W
Turangi, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Me and my fiancée went here for breakfast and we both had the eggs benedict, which was the best benedict I,ve had yet, being a chef myself the hollandaise just needed a little bit more vinegar or lemon juice but thats me being picky, still a nice hollandaise.

Thank Molly & Josh J
Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

I went here hoping for a tofu scramble full of fresh veggies. When they finally found the vegan breakfast menu, it proved rather boring. The beans were under cooked and the sauce rather bland. Sorry guys but I won't be back.

Thank 686david1961
Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

We visited for lunch after hearing that the cafe had a vegan menu, and we weren't let down! There was a decent amount of choice on the vegan menu, but the vegan breakfast sounded and (tasted) too good to pass up! Service was great and we were welcomed by a very friendly lady who was extremely helpful and pointed out... More 

Thank chick-pea-222
Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

The food here was horrible. It was all gluten-free/dairy free and flavourless. We didn't order gf/dairy-free food but were given it. 3 Kids had pancakes which were not sweet at all and tasted burnt- we had to take them back. 1 kid had a pie but didn't get thru half of it. Hubby had seafood chowder which use to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Paora Hapi Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 7674

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