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Taste Cafe

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10 Roberts Street | Lake front, Taupo Town Centre, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 0086
06:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Wed 06:30 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We turned up intending to go to the Lake House but saw this amazing fusion cafe! Food looked amazing so we decided to knock the very unreliable food at Lake House! Wow what a mistake to even sit down because from that point it became a disaster! First thing off of the menu they couldn't cook as they didn't have... More 

Thank KiaOra31
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My self and my family went for breakfast. The guy behind the counter was great (very witty). The food came within 15 mins. I had eggs benidict with bacon. It was amazing! The coffee was also amazing (I like the fact it's organic). I will be back to see the lovely owner Jenny who seems to chat with the customers... More 

2 Thank Paul F
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

1 Thank Anna F
New Zealand
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

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 4 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.

Thank Shane D
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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.

Thank Martin2883
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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.

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!!

Thank AzaMantilla
Orewa, New Zealand
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 

Thank KiwisHoliday
Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England
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648 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Andy-S60

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?