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Top Gear Equestrian Cafe

1647 State Highway 1, Taupo 3384, New Zealand
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Ranked #34 of 108 restaurants in Taupo
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Most recent review
- Feb 26, 2014
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Great homemade food and really friendly staff. Pet friendly which is great on a long trip. Kids love running round patting donkeys.

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Stopped for a coffee and toilet break on a long journey south bound. Great coffee and friendly service on this chilly morning, the staff plonked us under the heater to enjoy our brief visit in comfort. Cant miss this place southbound on SH1 large 'CAFE' sign 2km north made from white car tyres. Will stop for food next time. Its... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Was dying for coffee after driving 3 hours perfect spot, didnt have to battle traffic just pulled off the Highway, loved sitting on the sunny deck a must stop G Pedersen

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Turners Beach, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We always enjoy stopping off here for a toilet break and a bite to eat on our journeys between Auckland and either Hastings or Palmerston North. The service is excellent and always friendly. The atmosphere is 'country' and is quite relaxing. If you sit inside, the lighting is not too good, but it is comfortable. On a hot day. like... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012 via mobile

Travel past with work on a regular basis so will now make this a regular stop as fantastic way to break the trip. Friendly service and real tasting food.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Drove by this on the way up to Rotorua and wanted to see exactly what an 'Equestrian Cafe' looked like! You don't get to sit on a horse with your coffee however the service and food were fantastic. Very friendly and food, home made and very tempting. Don't go if you are watching your weight! The animals outside made it... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

After our arduous early morning drive from Napier in the rain and through the Taupo bypass for the first time this cafe proved an absolute salvation. The staff were welcoming and chatty as we took refuge from the wet and tucked into excellent toasted sandwiches (tomato, cheese and bacon from a wide choice of flavours). I appreciated my free refill... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011 via mobile

Great place to stop, wish i had found it sooner! Awesome tasty food, wicked coffee and first class service. Used to stop at a place further north but after the discovery of this little gem it pales in comparison in all aspects! Highly recommend it!

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Hastings, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011 via mobile

If your bypassing Taupo and want to stop this is the place to go. Warm and welcoming...you don't need to be a "horsey" person to stop here...the cafe has only recently opened and we stopped on our way to Auckland airport and liked it so much we came back on our way home....lovely food from hot dishes to homemade baking,country... More

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