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10 Roberts Street | Lake front, Taupo Town Centre, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
06:30 - 17:30
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Mon 06:30 - 15:00
Tue - Wed 06:30 - 17:30
Thu - Sun 06:30 - 20:30
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dropped in here for supper a few nights ago. Had a very good thin crust pizza which was reasonably priced. Good, friendly service too.

Thank Canadian_travel44
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a place to enjoy your coffee, I recommend this one, you got to enjoy your coffee and the lake itself. Good location and a varieties of menu.

Thank Shan P
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I'm literally writing this review a long time after visiting this Cafe a few times last year. I visited from London in 2016 and had my first ever eggs benedict. Lemme tell ya, no other eggs benedict has ever come close and I try it in every place I come across that serves it. Seating is slightly tight here but,... More 

Thank Thomas O
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here on Saturday night after the ironman (spectating not participating). We were struggling to find a table at other restaurants and we're about to head home before we walked into Taste Cafe. It was empty inside as everyone was sat on the table outside in the sun, but we thought we'd give it a try, grabbed a... More 

Thank Adam S
Porirua, New Zealand
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We had dinner with a great view of the lake. A pity the food was disappointing. The caesar salad was poorly presented, looked and tasted insipid.

Thank Margriet719
Taupo, New Zealand
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I like this cafe because it's so comfortable inside and the view is great if you want to sit outside. the food is lovely and you can get a great " mug " of tea as well as everything else of course. Very friendly staff even when they are busy.

Thank gloria h
Hamilton, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Had a lovely breakfast on a very busy Sunday morning. Great coffee, friendly service and a nice view.

Thank jooles93
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Staying in Taupo for concert, tried taste foe breakfast, very nice food with a view of the lake. Eggs Benedikt & coffee very good. Had to visit for breakfast before we went home

Thank Anna W
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Stunning food beautifully presented and taste. Good service. Would recommend to everyone. View over the lake a lovely place to enjoy a meal

Thank Karen M
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulous food, best location with wonderful views. Nice staff. Relaxed atmosphere and good coffee to boot.

Thank Tonya J

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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
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 17:30
06:30 - 17:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
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: 0224268633

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