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Zest Deli Cafe

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65 Rifle Range Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 5397
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a very chilly morning we had a delicious tasty breakfast. Zest was cosy, staff welcoming & attentive. We each ordered something different & judging by the silence we all enjoyed our breakfast off the menu very much. The coffee was excellent. I had perfect scramble eggs on ciabatta with grilled half tomato & a good sized rasher of tasty... More 

Thank Susie v
Basel, Switzerland
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52 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cafe is Close to several Motels and we had the Impression that mainly locals come here for breakfast or a coffee. We enjoyed the food and have been here every day during our stay in Taupo.

Thank Stefan_972
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate three times at Zest, afternoon tea, lunch and breakfast, and we'll be back next year when we are again in Taupo (annual visit). The staff are so so friendly, service is excellent always keeping an eye on their customers, food was better than anything I had tried in town and the variety was just right, very yummy food.... More 

Thank Gingin5356
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Nicely made & displayed cabinet food. Great scones & muffins - and coffee is good. But frustratingly their opening hours are extremely limiting. Doesn't open until 8.15 a.m. Closes mid afternoon - and never open in weekends. Thus many of us skip stopping there and go onto the cafe we've become used to visiting on weekends and earlier in the... More 

Thank Verna C
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70 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The cafe is located on Rifle Range Road about 200 metres from the lake. We go there for breakfast every time we visit Taupo and have never been disappointed. They know how to make tea for the discerning British visitor and the breakfasts are worth the walk. The staff are also very friendly.

Thank Iantravelsalot
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Zest is a special little cafe off the main streets but very handy to town with plenty of parking right at the door. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food and coffee.

Thank Cherry T
Hastings, New Zealand
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208 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Enjoyed eating there when shopping was finished. Could relax with nice food good service and reasonably priced

Thank leoniehastings
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

A walking group of 10 to 15 people turn up and rearrange the furniture with assistance from staff. Always good service and friendly staff. Great food and reasonably priced.

Thank Vivien T
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The staff were very helpful and service was efficient. Food was delicious and nice big portions for breakfast. Husband enjoyed the coffee (has hated all other coffee in Taupo).

Thank Stacey G
Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Every summer I come home to Taupo and go straight to Zest for a meal! It is great food and the staff are lovely. It is easy to get a car park and just feels much nicer than being in town!

Thank Haidee L

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Rifle Range Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 5397

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