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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 cafe and foody culture is up with the big cities - local favourites like Baked with Love (the doughnuts are to die for), Cafe Baku and Cadillac Cafe in Turangi never disappoint with fabulous coffee and drool-worthy cabinets freshly stocked each day.
All-day menus combined with exquisite views, eclectic decor and barista-poured coffee mean you’ll always look forward to you next meal break at one of Taupo’s cafe destinations.
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.
This licensed cafe and bar sits right over the lake; in fact the cafe sits over the water itself with panoramic views across the lake. It's a nice place to relax with a coffee, wood fired pizza or even a drink.
The Floating Rock Vineyard & Café (Kuratau River Wines) is more than just a fabulous vineyard; it’s a unique experience for visitors and guests.
Check out the award winning Licorice Café while you are visiting the Taupo region. Located on State Highway 1 at Motuoapa, they are open for breakfast or lunch and have a number of delicious options.
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.