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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    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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    Fine Fettle Cafe

    Taupō's organic whole food Cafe. Natural wholefood cafe serving food as it should be.

  • 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.

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    Bus Stop Cafe

    Ideally located at the Lakeside Reserve in Mangakino, the Bus Stop Cafe is a unique converted 1972 Bedford bus with stunning views across Lake Maraetai.

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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.

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    2 Mile Bay Sailing Centre Cafe and Bar

    This licensed café and bar sits right over the lake; in fact the café sits over the water itself with panoramic views across the lake. It's a nice place to relax with a coffee, wood fired pizza now available or even a drink.

  • 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.

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    Kefi Cafe

    KEFI : The Greek meaning of joy, enthusiasm, passion, and high spirits. Our food, coffee, music, specialty drinks and service will envelope just that.

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    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.

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    The Dam Cafe

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

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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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    Fern Cafe

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

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    Wholesome Kitchen

    A chef and a home baker, both with a passion for creating wholesome, honest & healthy food. Real food, Real people, Real simple!

  • 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.

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    Tokaanu Turangi RSA

    Our family restaurant serves delicious affordable meals, and tasty bar snacks. And remember to check out our Specials blackboard.

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    Stir Cafe

    STIR Cafe offers a unique al fresco location at Boat Harbour in Taupō. 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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    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.

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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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    Tipsy Trout

    Located at Kinloch harbour with sweeping views of the beach, this cafe, bar and restaurant serves delicious food with gluten-free and vegan options.

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    The Cozy Corner

    Nestled in Suncourt Plaza away from the hustle and bustle you will find The Cozy Corner. Offering sheltered cosy outdoor seating and a menu that is carefully crafted and speaks to health and wellbeing with no compromise on flavour.

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