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Address: 255 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 378 2962
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Ranked #2 of 4 Shopping in Taupo
Type: Art Galleries, Shopping
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Type: Art Galleries, Shopping

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Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Had brunch here with a friend from Brisbane. Always one of many favourite places to take visitors for great coffee food and a stroll around the colourful and cleverly constructed mosaic garden. It was quite busy at 9am being they open then so it's always a good sign. People about, but no delays and the service was simple and fine.

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Bellingen, Australia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
50 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

What a quirky place! We loved the sense of humour in the artworks and would have bought a few to take back but couldn't work out how to get them on the plane. We did enjoy wandering about and had a delicious lunch, all made on the premises. They have some fun small souvenirs as well, easier to pack.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I' d buy all this garden art if I could it's just gorgeous. The mosaic couch is awesome. Did not have time to try the café but it has very good reviews so will try next time. Worth driving a few minutes out of Taupo for.

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Taupo, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A small but exquisite garden with a complete mosaic lounge suite, copper butterflies and many other hidden treasures. The food and coffee was delicious, and served with a smile. I live in Taupo and L'Arte is one of my favourite places for lunch or just a coffee and a browse through the garden and Gift Shop.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

This was an interesting place to wander round admiring all the artwork in the garden, plus the food was really nice and reasonably priced. Very child friendly and the staff were very obliging. Shop with artwork available. Menu included gluten free and children.

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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87 reviews 87 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This café and gallery is a way off the main road to the north, but well worth taking the time to visit. The meal offering in the café is great, and the service and quality exceptional. Even the toilets are worth visiting for their decorative values! The gallery/art shop is also worth a visit as we always find something worth... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I had briefly visited this place before but went back for a good look around and WOW!!!! I could have spent a year's salary fitting out my house with their amazing creations. Lucky for some of my friends and family I did start my Xmas shopping here. The lady serving was very chatty and knowledgeable and made shopping very easy.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

While staying in Taupo recenly my husband and I visited L;Art'e Cafe and Gallery in Acacia Bay.Here we enjoyed a beautiful lunch with home made bread and pesto to die for.Gluten free choice was also available. We were so impressed with the mosaic work that had been done and the beautiful mosaic work for sale in their little shop at... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

My partner and I were amazed by the talent these artists have. The gift shop has some very different items for sale. You wander along mosaic pathways, and even into a outdoor lounge. The sculptures and garden displays are mesmerising. The cafe is a delight. There was even live music. A well worth stop.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Well worth the short drive out of town, food great, service works ok unless you hit specially busy patch on holiday weekend, and even if it is busy still plenty of things to look at within the gallery. Haven't bought anything yet but my wife keeps trying to convince me! Kids love running round on the grass and playing in... More 

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