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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    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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    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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    Fine Fettle Cafe

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

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    Pavilion Restaurant Wairakei Resort Hotel

    With a wood ceiling and an open-plan layout, the Pavilion Restaurant provides a relaxed ambience for a buffet breakfast as well as à la carte evening dining.

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    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.

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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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    Hydro Eatery

    With a large array of delicious cabinet food and a lunch menu, Hydro is set in the heart of Turangi just off State Highway One.

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    L'Arte Cafe & Gallery

    Voted Lonely Planet's No 1 café pick for the Central North Island and one of the top 10 places to visit in New Zealand.

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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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    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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    Little Dock Cafe

    For fine Santos espresso and fresh cabinet food, Little Dock Cafe located in Totara Point Shopping Centre Taupō is the place to be.

  • 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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    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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    Russmans

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

  • 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.

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    Replete Cafe & Store

    Shop at Replete Café & Store for a complete Replete experience! Indulge in delicious treats from the extensive array of café food and enjoy wandering through the store.

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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.

  • 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.

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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.

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