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Dog friendly cafes & restaurants 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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    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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    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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