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The French Cafe - CLOSED

101 Heuheu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 9664
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
11 Nov 2015
3 Nov 2015
“Great coffee & steak sammie!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, European, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
101 Heuheu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

Oh, dear! It was in great expectations of delicious delights that I brought my visitors here, having sung the praises of this enterprise to all and sundry. Helas! The French Café is no longer a French café. Neither are the proprietors and staff in the...More

Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Now called Spoon & Paddle, the young South African couple who own this place are doing a great job. Funky interior, great coffee, good friendly service & a delicious, well above average steak sammie using Taupo Beef. Nice garden area for the sunnier days &...More

Thank Beth A
Reviewed 25 September 2015

For those that know Taupo its where the French Cafe use to be. We all enjoyed our food. It had the usual cafe food but also had belly pork and steak salads or buns. The girls really enjoyed those. Service was attentive althou' think they...More

Thank TaupoSheryll
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Expensive french cuisine. Limited cabinet food. Good coffee beans but poor execution. Playhouse outside for small children.

Thank Maselliott
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We had an enjoyable morning tea catching up with friends here. The decor was cool and trendy and the staff were very nice. A great Taupo secret, tucked away from the busy town centre but so close really.

Thank Bryan F
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Pleasant surroundings, light and bright, even on a wet and dull day. Vegetarian and glutenfree options. I was served a meal I had not ordered, kitchen made a mistake but the baked vege dish was very yummy.

Thank Katie7772015
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Lovely service and great french food. It is amazing. All of the food is delicious. Every one must visit

Thank hello123456789012
Reviewed 1 August 2015

This is a pleasant cafe with, as the name suggests a French theme - very pleasant, it appears to be popular with locals and tourists. The food is good although expensive. We like it here but it would not be top of our list for...More

Reviewed 18 July 2015

Beautiful food, great service in an easy relaxing environment. The food was extremely tasty and light

Thank Dazza63_13
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Ordered goats cheese salad with apple and walnut, chicken liver salad and escargot with a sausage roll in addition and two coffees. Coffees were great. Snails were average, sausage rolls was a Frankfurter in pastry - bit odd. Chicken liver salad was average. Goats cheese...More

Thank Jennie_gutry
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$4 - US$21
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Heuheu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 9664
  • E-mail
Open 7 days from 8 a.M to 4 p.M, and open for dinner on fridays and saturdays evenings ( different menu ). Bookings required for dinners. Home made French cakes every day. Parking facilities, children playground, petanque area.
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