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Friends Cafe - CLOSED

42 Roberts Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 7798
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good32%
  • Average25%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (8 reviews)
“great coffee” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, New Zealand, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
42 Roberts Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

This has lovely views over the lake, but it is in a busy cul du sac area. Likewise it's usually a busy place.There are plenty of reasonably ok, standard counter foods for ok prices. People usually seem friendly and pleasant. There are plenty of other...More

Thank jaypot2015
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Went back after not being for a while. Not sure whether it has changed hands or we caught them on a bad day. But we decided to just stick to coffee after looking at the food and to be frank the place looked dirty.

Thank Abby P
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Been a few times here now. Service is friendly and quick, food is tasty and good value. We have had breakfast and lunch, each time chose food off the board. View is fanatstic and decor inside inviting and homley.

Thank Diana H
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Stopped in for lunch on a Friday. Marvellous selection on the menu boards. Very nice decor and colourful. Food tasted great and the coffee was very good. Plenty of room

Thank wce427
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Had a $10 breakfast here a couple of weeks ago and it was fantastic. Great view of lake across the road while you ate and drank coffee. 2nd time we have had breakfast there.

Thank Keith G
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We used to go here every time we visited Taupo but of late we do not go at all. The main reason is, I do not wish to damning but plainly it is not what it used to be.

Thank iank958
Reviewed 24 July 2016

They have some easy and quick options but the food is really average. They also think up some reason why your particular credit card comes with an extra charge which no where else in NZ has. They will also close the kitchen and the only...More

Thank ajr432
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Had a very large and wholesome breakfast here before heading out of Taupo on our road trip home. Great venue, fast service. Good coffee

Thank mel19462015
Reviewed 22 July 2016

The location was good, the staff were friendly,the food was great and the service was quick. What more can one ask for?

Thank Hookachucka
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Visited here first time for lunch, was late lunch, but man the Ya Mama Burger was to die for, and the coffee! Great clean premises, great customer service and staff!

Thank AaronNZW
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Roberts Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 7798
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