Cafés

With mouth-watering blackboard menus and cabinets filled to the brim with delicious classic and contemporary daytime fare, Taupō is bursting at the seams with vibrant and quirky cafés.

They’re often found at locations of interest, like Creel Cafe in a historic fly-fishing tackle house or Lava Glass in a colourful glassblowing gallery, and some even have their own gift and homeware stores like Storehouse, Replete and L'Arte.

Taupo's café and foody culture is up with the big cities - local favourites like Baked with Love (the doughnuts are to die for), Café Baku and Cadillac Café in Turangi never disappoint with fabulous coffee and drool-worthy cabinets freshly stocked each day.

All-day menus combined with exquisite views, eclectic décor and barista-poured coffee mean you’ll always look forward to you next meal break at one of Taupō’s café destinations.

 

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  • Art & art galleries

    Lava Glass Studio, Gallery, Sculpture Garden and Cafe

    Lava Glass offers a unique and fascinating window into the world of glassblowing and glass art. The complex comprises a glass art gallery, glassblowing studio, glass sculpture garden and café.

  • Food & drink

    Raw Balance

    Raw Balance is a Raw Food Deli in Oruanui Street, specialising in delicious raw takeaway foods, all gluten-free, dairy-free and free of refined sugar.

  • Cafes

    Bodyfuel Cafe

    Bodyfuel Cafe is an award-winning cafe located at Lake Taupō, New Zealand. Operating since 2007, serving up organic, free-range breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Plus great coffee and lots of space.

  • Takeaways & bakeries

    Pita Pit

    Pitas, salads, pizzas, smoothies and sides. Free range and gluten free products available. Premium quality meat cooked on the grill in front of you. Your choice of the freshest fillings. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Cafes

    RNZ Adventure Centre Cafe

    Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious coffee and snack in front of the fire at Rafting New Zealand Adventure Centre Cafe. RNZ Adventure Centre presents the world's first 6D rafting adventure!

  • Cafes

    Cadillac Cafe

    Rockabilly styled, themed 50’s & 60’s retro cafe. An iconic experience not to be missed.

  • Cafes

    Licorice Cafe

    Check out the award winning Licorice Cafe while you are visiting the region. Located on state highway 1 at Motuoapa. They are open for breakfast or lunch and have a number of delicious options. Pay them a visit and tell us what you think!

  • Cafes

    Victoria's Café Kitchen Bar

    Victoria’s Café Kitchen Bar is an iconic Taupo place to meet, drink and connect. It’ll be an experience you will want to repeat!

  • Cafes

    Rangitaiki Tavern

    Rangitaiki Tavern offers accommodation cabins, caravan sites, tent sites and camper van sites, toilets, cafe and restaurant & are enrolee to the bus stop.

  • Wineries & craft breweries

    Floating Rock Vineyard and Cafe

    The Floating Rock Winery and Café (Kuratau River Wines) is more than just a fabulous vineyard; it’s a unique experience for visitors and guests.

  • Places to eat in Taupo

    Coffee Club Taupō

    Despite our name, The Coffee Club is about much more than just excellent coffee. At The Coffee Club you'll find a large range of breakfast, lunch and dinner meals available at any time of the day.

  • Cafes

    Coffee Plus

    Popular cafe offering great menu, cabinet flare including gluten free options and Supreme coffee. Located on the sunny side of one of Taupō's best shopping streets. Offering free WIFI.

  • Cafes

    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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    Fergusson's Cafe

    Our laid-back eatery in Whakapapa Village, situated within 100 metres of the hotel, gives you the chance to mingle with locals and enjoy the fresh air in Tongariro National Park.

  • Cafes

    The Dam Cafe

    Enjoy damn good coffee, fresh scones, muffins, light meals, real fruit smoothies and clean rest rooms.

  • Cafes

    Russmans

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

  • Cafes

    Storehouse

    At Storehouse you will be able to enjoy a range of coffee options , a seasonal soul food style menu as well as delicious cabinet food options and always fresh baking that's better than grandmas.

  • Cafes

    Fern Cafe

    Kiwi cafe with all food cooked on premises. Fully licenced.

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    McDonald's

    I'm Lovin' it Taupō, New Zealand, has the honor of being home to the only McDonald's location that includes a decommissioned DC3 plane as part of the store.

  • Food & drink

    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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