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Dog friendly cafes, restaurants, and markets in Taupo

Take your dog out for a coffee or a pizza by the lake.

Meal times can be moments to connect and enjoy the company of your family, even the fluffy members! Taupo is packed with cafés and restaurants that welcome your pawed pals.

Enjoy a wood fired pizza while your pup paddles in the water at Two Mile Bay Sailing Club, paw-fectly placed along the pet friendly Great Lake Pathway.

Grab a greek inspired meal and a bowl of water from Kefi at the Hub, conveniently located across the road from the dog friendly Craters Mountain Bike Park. 

Or live the café life with views across the lake and a small reserve for your pet to play outside Dixie Browns. Please note you can't bring dogs into some of these cafes. Only the outdoor areas are dog friendly.

See below for all pet friendly eateries in the Taupo region.

Pet friendly cafes & restaurants in Taupo

Please note some and cafes and restaurants only allow dogs in their outdoor areas.

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    Stir Cafe

    Stir Cafe offers a unique al fresco location at boat harbour in Taupo town. A converted caravan and covered balcony offer a fun, retro and all weather cafe option with plenty of outdoor seating available on warmer days.

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    Market Central Taupo

    Sunday mornings have never looked this good at your local farmers and crafts market! Situated beside the beautiful Lake Taupo with epic mountain views, an exciting new market is erupting.

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    The Storehouse is a hub for locals have a quick drink on their way to work. It is a place for families and kids to play and eat with each other. It is a welcoming space for creating community connections and a venue to host great celebrations.

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    Lil Something Cafe - Spa Thermal Park

    Lil Something kiosk café is located at Taupo's iconic Spa Thermal Park next to Otumuheke Stream (free hot pools). Coffee, ice-cream, milkshakes, fruit smoothies and good banter!

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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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    Jimmy Coops Lakehouse

    Looking for a new spot for a long overdue catch up with friends? Jimmy Coops, Taupo’s newest craft beer and burger bar, has everything you need.

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    The Steaming Bean

    Grab a coffee, sit down and enjoy magnificent lake views!

  • Markets & specialty food

    The New Yorker Ice Cream & More

    The New Yorker Ice Cream & More is located on Lake Taupō lakefront. We serve our famous New Yorker ice cream pizza, ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and the best American hotdogs.

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    Roots Waffle Café

    Family-friendly café with all your favourites, unique waffle options and a touch of South African flavours, delicious food, great atmosphere and excellent service.

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    Simple Bakes

    Supplying Taupō with freshly baked goodness from our very experienced barista-made coffee, quirky cupcake selection, cold drinks and desserts. Specializing in customised cakes for all occasions.

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