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L'Arte

255 Marapa Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7 378 2962
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Ranked #11 of 107 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

You do need to be intentional about going to this cafe, not part of Taupo proper. Very quirky setting with mosaic rooms and flowers. Not sure I would call it the best in the North Island though (as Trip Advisor did) as the cafe cabinet food was not extensive. The staff are great,

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New Zealand
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A return visit for us - try to pop in whenever we are in Taupo. Had a great brunch. Friendly staff and the kids loved the outside area / play house. Food & coffee were really good (eggs benedict was great), service was fast. Good menu ... always hard to choose what to have. And love walking around looking at... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Went their for breakfast with friends, we ordered eggs bennitict, egss cooked beautifully, and generous portions. They have a extensive black board menu along with a lovely selection of cabinet food. Coffee was excellent. Its located about 15min from central Taupo, but worth the trip out there to see art work and gallery. We will definitely go again.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Such cool mosaics in the garden. Lunch was probably the right size. Fairly typical fare. The setting is what makes this place special. Bit off the beaten track but if you have time worth visiting.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have been to this Cafe several times and thought it about time I wrote a review on it....Every time I have been impressed by the service and standard of food and coffee. I recently had the Garlicy Mushrooms with Chorizo which was delicious and my friend had the Sweet Corn fritter stack which had been freshly cooked (not pre-cooked... More

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Edinburgh uk
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A visit here is so different to most cafes Ceramics of creative fun,yummy food and gorgeous coffees All eaten in a leafy oasis of Taupo

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I have been here a few times, and each time has had lovely food, and the atmosphere was great. One time, there was an entertainer singing in the garden, and children dancing around. It's a nice place to meet up with friends, and chat, eat and then enjoy the surrounds, and the art, which is made on-site. The mosaicking around... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The art is slightly higher than average. The food is moderately lower than average. The conclusion is "not worth to visit if it is not on your way to somewhere else that you need to go"

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Taupo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic coffee and delish food. Great place to take the family, loads of room to run around for the kids. a must see cafe!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We were a large family group of 12 aged from 5 to 75 and we have been to cafe L'arte several times. We keep coming back because of the lovely grounds and the combination of great food and coffee as well as funky art works. The adults can linger over lunch and the kids love to run freely around the... More

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