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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    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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    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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    Robert Harris

    Inspired by our founder Robert Harris and his passion for coffee, we make each cup with the dedication and care our customers deserve.

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    Fern Cafe

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

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    Double Shot Cafe

    Double Shot Cafe, in the heart of Taupō's town centre, specialises in great food and delicious coffee. Make sure you pop in for breakfast, lunch or delicious coffee and a look around...

  • 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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    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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    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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    Cadillac Cafe

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

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    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!

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    Tom & Shorty Cafe

    Tom & Shorty Cafe is an eatery that provides home-made, fresh and tasty eats to the locals of Mangakino.

  • Places to eat in Taupo

    Spoon and Paddle

    Spoon and Paddle’s highly experienced chefs pair classic café selections with some tasty modern, street-style options, excellent coffee and a concise beer and wine list.

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    Victoria's Café Kitchen Bar

    Great coffee, fresh food made with love, funky eclectic interior & friendly atmosphere…life is good.

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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.

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    Piccolo Cafe

    Welcome to Piccolo Licensed Cafe Taupō - 2016 People's Choice Regional Winners, Now also open for Late Dinner (Thus/Fri/Sat).

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    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.

  • Places to eat in Southern Lake Taupo

    Pihanga Cafe and T Bar

    Open for lunch and dinner, Pihanga Cafe and T-Bar entices with burgers, steaks and Italian pizzas as well as international favourites such as laksa, linguine and churros.

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    Cafe Ninety Nine

    Cafe Ninety Nine is a compact space on Tongariro Street offering a good range of health food options with a relaxing vibe.

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    Creel Tackle House & Cafe

    Here at Creel Cafe we are about all things: coffee, divine food, experience, sharing and social space.

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    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!