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255 Marapa Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7 378 2962
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Ranked #13 of 109 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Wed - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We arrived on a very hot day (6 December) and sat on a deck which was out of the wind so incredibly hot. It would be great if the seating was on the grassy areas too. The all day breakfast, and the coffee was lovely. Highly recommended. The garden ornaments (for sale) were everywhere, in the garden!, and looked gorgeous.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We love wandering around the art-garden and shop - good spot for finding gifts that are a bit different. The ambience of the cafe is delightful and the food is delish!

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Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great cafe food and coffee set in lovely gardens with amazing mosaics and sculpture. Helpings are large too !

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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82 reviews 82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Went for brunch with a group of six on a Sunday morning. It was very busy and we were lucky to get a table. The staff told us that there would be a 20 minute wait for the food; however it arrived quicker than that. We had 2 french toasts (one was a gluten free option), eggs bene, eggs Florentine,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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93 reviews 93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great location in Acacia Bay surrounded by cool sculpture garden (& art gift shop), L'Arte Cafe is a nice place to grab some lunch. There is a menu plus a good selection of food in chilled cabinet, both savoury and sweet, we had lunch, we were all very happy with our food, salads, salmon cakes and eggs florentine - very... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We read good reviews on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try, the menu was extensive, food good and the surroundings a beautiful mosaic sculpture garden and gallery well worth the trip.

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New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 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
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Additional Information about L'Arte

Address: 255 Marapa Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7 378 2962
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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