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L'Arte Cafe

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255 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand
+64 7-378 2962
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08:00 - 16:00
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Christchurch.
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The amazing artworks at their shop are some of the best in the country. Along with the setting it will be a "must go" every time we pass through Taupo in the future. We had lunch one day & returned for coffee the next. Dietary requirements were no problem & day one a gluten & dairy free steak sandwich, as... More 

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Thank mortein
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely brunch, Lovely coffee I buy a pottery flower every time I visit from Wellington :-) Visit once a year

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Thank Janigel
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had talked the place up to my overseas partner, arrived on a pleasant Saturday morning to enjoy a coffee before town. Ordered two coffees and two cakes. We got the cake quick smart which was nice. The coffees never came... there was no staff out the front or anyone within 10ft of the coffee machine, we waited for about 20mins... More 

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2 Thank Tony W
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived for a late lunch and the staff was cleaning up so it was kind of awkward. Food was very average. Not a fan of ceramic tile art.

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1 Thank S4399FRlaurae
Feilding, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Booked L'arte on a Saturday night for a family celebration. Jo made everything so easy! found a solution for every little 'special thing' we wanted included into our 'surprise' party - nothing was a problem. The setting is really spectacular and lends itself to any family celebration, it was like having it at home. Jo is an amazing host! The... More 

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Thank mikegorinski
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Hi we went here for breakfast and we took our spaniel with us. They are totally pet friendly, we had lovely outdoor area so puppy had space. Breakfast was delicious and coffee fantastic. Highly recommend. Thanks Susie and Ivan

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Thank IvanandSusie
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Coffee was fantastic. Did I say coffee was fantastic! Visually pleasing to approach the cafe. A bit of a discovery but worth the effort. Food was so pleasing to view, homemade but very professional and dessirable to eat. Wish I could have fit more food in. Such a relaxing feeling to the place with a natural based outdoor feel and... More 

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Thank Pamela W
Wellington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Great garden, good coffee. The food looked good, but I managed to order somethings bit stale :(. the garden was awesome - well worth a look ... and up to the gallery

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Thank Junofish
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Set amongst the Art (which is also on sale) up the hill above Acacia Bay the cafe is in a lovely setting. The food and service are both first class and the portions are generous. This really is one of the regions hidden treasures.

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Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Adelaide, Australia
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

What an interesting cafe with outside artwork everywhere. Also has its own art shop. Coffee was good as well. Worth checking out if you want a quieter place to have your coffee.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:00
Thursday
08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 2962
Description
Voted Lonely Planet's No 1 cafe pick for the Central North Island and one of the top 10 places to visit in New Zealand. L'Arte Cafe and Gallery is not to be missed when visiting Taupo. Allow yourself time to experience something very unique and special! A trip to L'Arte is a visual and edible feast and unlike anything you have experienced before. The cafe and gallery are both set in a magical garden, complete with an outside mosaic living room. The food and art at L'Arte's unique destination are both exquisite. Resident ceramic artist Judi Brennan's work is evident everywhere and is sold exclusively from the gallery at L'Arte. L'Arte Cafe serves Allpress coffee, has a wonderful selection of New Zealand wines and beers and the excellent service exceeds all expectations. With New Zealand's finest produce, L'Arte's kitchen team produce everything fresh on-site, from homemade bread to homemade pesto and onion jam. We have also created a small deli so you can take some of L'Arte home with you. L'Arte Cafe, Gallery and Garden is a special holiday experience that will stay with you .........

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