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Address: 255 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 378 2962
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Fabulous cafe

I love this cafe, really friendly staff, great food and coffee and atmosphere. It has amazing art work and pottery outside and a cute shop .

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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hamilton
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72 reviews 72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I love this cafe, really friendly staff, great food and coffee and atmosphere. It has amazing art work and pottery outside and a cute shop .

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Taupo District, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Really nice place to go visit nice place to eat at and look around the gardens and see all the awesome art work

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Taupo, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Great food and atmosphere and a fun childrens area outside for the kids to play. Combined with the artworks for sale this is an awesome place to take overseas visitors too.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Im not an arty person but I did like the mosaic patterns on almost everything there. Some one has put a huge ammount of work into the theme of the place. My wife found the art well priced there as well. Well worth the short drive from Taupo.

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were taken there by the owner of our hotel as it is difficult to get to. The ceramic gardens were unusual and attractive. the breakfast was good quality if a little expensive. Enjoyable but I would not put it on a "must do place in Taupo"

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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Took about 30 minutes to wonder through the various art areas, amazing art, most of which is for sale, great little gift shop and friendly staff!! Would deffinatley return & will be recommending others to visit. Can't say too much about the cafe as we felt it was a little out of our peices range $9 for eggs on toast,... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

maybe I went with to higher expectations after other high ratings but I wouldn't go out of my way (which we did) to go back . Staff were pleasant, coffee ok, mosiac area quirky but overall nothing special. no views. closed Mondays and Tuesdays

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Birmingham
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58 reviews 58 reviews
3 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Really struggled to find decent coffee in NZ. This gets great reviews but perhaps we arrived on an off day. It is very busy with what look like locals and people do come to take away coffee. However whats served is undrinkable, wersh (bitter) tasting and I think burnt. Had a nut slice which was tasty but just way too... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great fun, plenty to see, food was great, tasty and fresh, plenty of arty things around to keep you interested, and different! We went to this cafe twice on our trip because it was so good.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A nice Café with excellent coffee but the setup is really nothing to write home about. staff good fun hosts. no wow factor for me.Older people might struggle to get up from the low loos .

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