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Dog friendly cafes & restaurants in Taupo

Take your dog out for a coffee or a pizza by the lake.

Meal times can be moments to connect and enjoy the company of your family, even the fluffy members! Taupo is packed with cafés and restaurants that welcome your pawed pals.

Enjoy a wood fired pizza while your pup paddles in the water at Two Mile Bay Sailing Club, paw-fectly placed along the pet friendly Great Lake Pathway.

Grab a greek inspired meal and a bowl of water from Kefi at the Hub, conveniently located across the road from the dog friendly Craters Mountain Bike Park. 

Or live the café life with views across the lake and a small reserve for your pet to play outside Dixie Browns. Please note you can't bring dogs into some of these cafes. Only the outdoor areas are dog friendly.

See below for all pet friendly eateries in the Taupo region.

Pet friendly cafes & restaurants in Taupo

Please note some and cafes and restaurants only allow dogs in their outdoor areas.

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    Cafe Baku

    Friendly service, delicious food, great coffee and perfect location all combine to make Cafe Baku the ideal meeting place for friends, family and colleagues.

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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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    Lil Something Cafe - Spa Thermal Park

    Lil Something kiosk café is located at Taupo's iconic Spa Thermal Park next to Otumuheke Stream (free hot pools). Coffee, ice-cream, milkshakes, fruit smoothies and good banter!

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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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    Jimmy Coops Lakehouse

    Looking for a new spot for a long overdue catch up with friends? Jimmy Coops, Taupo’s newest craft beer and burger bar, has everything you need.

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    Good Shot Coffee

    Our passion is coffee and wholefoods! We love a brew that puts a pep in your step. We focus on offering clean, nutritious treats and lunch options with no added nasties.

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    Baked With Love

    The dynamic duo of Kim & Scott have hit the ground running, since swapping corporate jobs in busy Auckland to the hospitality industry in Taupo.

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    The Storehouse is a hub for locals have a quick drink on their way to work. It is a place for families and kids to play and eat with each other. It is a welcoming space for creating community connections and a venue to host great celebrations.

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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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    The Coffee Club Taupo

    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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