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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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    Knoll Ridge Chalet - Whakapapa

    From New Zealand's highest dining experience, perched 2,020m above sea level on the edge of Mt Ruapehu, the view is nothing short of spectacular.

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    Lava Glass Cafe

    Delicious, fresh, homemade meals, cabinet food, cakes & slices in an arty setting. Everything is made of wholesome local, seasonal produce. There are gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options available.

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    Turangi Bakehouse and Cafe

    Turangi Bakehouse and Cafe offer delicious food for everyone to enjoy. Whether you dine in or takeaway, you’ll be sure to come back again.

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    Double Shot Cafe

    Double Shot Cafe, in the heart of Taupo's town centre, specialises in great food and delicious coffee.

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    Delta Coffee

    The only coffee stop before and after the Desert Road in a very accessible large carpark beside the world famous Tongariro River.

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    Suga Mummas Dessert Bar

    Suga Mummas Dessert Bar, serves an amazing range of gelato, premium ice cream, sorbets, deluxe thick shakes and lollies.

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    Creel Tackle House & Cafe

    Here at Creel Cafe we are about all things: coffee, divine food, experience, sharing and social space.

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    Cafe Lacus - Lake Taupo Eatery

    Café Lacus - Lake Taupo Eatery serves a wide range of à la carte menu, cabinet food options, sweet treats, and a wide range of drinks.

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    The Cozy Corner

    Food from the land, not from the factory. The extensive menu features café classics as well as unique options for gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and keto diets. Relax at Taupō’s leading eco-friendly café.

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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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