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Taupō cafes

Mouth-watering blackboard menus, fully stocked cabinets, barista coffee and welcoming hospitality burst at the seams in Taupō’s vibrant and quirky cafes.

It is said that Taupō’s café culture is along the same lines with big cities, offering extensive menu and drink items with a friendly small-town feel. Thanks to both classic and contemporary daytime fare and freshly brewed coffee filled to the brim, Taupō’s cafes will be sure to start your day of adventure off right!

One of the things that make Taupō’s cafes so special is they’re often found at one-of-a-kind locations and indulge patrons with special interests. You will spot anglers fresh out of the river at Creel Cafe. But you don’t have to be a fisherman to enjoy the iconic sweet or savory brioche buns in the historic fly-fishing tackle house. If you’re walking along the Huka Trails, the technicolored helicopter and mountain bikes lined outside will catch your eye, but the smell of authentic Greek food from Kefi at The Hub will draw you in.

Or at Lava Glass, you might visit the carbon-neutral glassblowing gallery and the colourful sculpture garden but stay to enjoy the delicious cafe offerings. Other cafes ensure you won’t go hungry while shopping thanks to their gift and homeware stores located onsite like Storehouse, Replete Café & Store, and L’Arte Cafe & Gallery.

Local favourites like Baked with Love with their addictive custard-filled doughnuts and Café Baku with drool-worthy cabinets and lakefront views never disappoint. Along the Great Lake Pathway by Lake Taupō, there is always a spot, like Edgewater Restaurant or Espresso Cove to grab a quick cuppa or enjoy a long brunch just a stone’s throw from the lake.

But the stunning scenery doesn’t stop at the Taupō lakefront. At Spa Thermal Park in the natural hot spring, Otumuheke Stream you will find a little something to warm you up while soaking in the crystal-clear riverfront views at Lil Something Café.

In Taupō, breakfast isn’t just something to rush through but truly relish. All-day menus combined with exquisite views, eclectic decor and barista-poured coffee mean you’ll always look forward to your next meal break at one of Taupō’s cafe destinations.

Cafes in Taupo

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    Kefi at the Hub

    KEFI at the Hub serves divine breakfast and lunch dishes as well as healthy organic and gluten free options.

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    Kinloch Store

    Kinloch Store is located on the gorgeous Kinloch lake front and is your one-stop-shop for everything you need while enjoying a relaxing holiday away.

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    L'Arte Cafe & Gallery

    Come and escape the hustle and bustle of pavement dining and soak up our relaxed L’Arté atmosphere. A visual and edible feast. You won't be disappointed.

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    Licorice Cafe

    Check out the award winning Licorice Café while you are visiting the Taupo region. Located on State Highway 1 at Motuoapa, they are open for breakfast or lunch and have a number of delicious options.

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    Pavilion Restaurant Wairakei Resort Hotel

    With a wood ceiling and an open-plan layout, the Pavilion Restaurant provides a relaxed ambience for a buffet breakfast as well as à la carte evening dining.

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    Piccolo Cafe

    Welcome to Piccolo Licensed Cafe Taupo - 2016 People's Choice Regional Winners, also open for late dinner (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

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    Pihanga Cafe and T Bar

    Open for lunch and dinner, Pihanga Cafe and T-Bar entices with burgers, steaks and Italian pizzas as well as international favourites such as laksa, linguine and churros.

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    Robert Harris

    Inspired by our founder Robert Harris and his passion for coffee, we make each cup with the dedication and care our customers deserve.

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    Ruapehu Lounge Bar

    The historic heart of Chateau Tongariro Hotel, the Ruapehu Lounge brings yesteryear to life with plush velvet, twinkling chandeliers and a crackling log fire.

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    Russmans

    Russmans is a family owned licenced cafe located in the beautiful South Waikato village of Whakamaru.

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