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Taste Cafe

10 Roberts Street | Lake front, Taupo Town Centre, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
07 377 0086
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Ranked #29 of 108 restaurants in Taupo
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Virginia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Ate here for lunch before heading out to Matamata. Ordered the smoke kahawai and rice salad. Had no idea that kahawai was a local fish. The fish is strongly flavored, but I like any kind of fish. However, a small piece of kahawai had successfully lodged itself in my upper molar and I had the not-so-wonderful experience of tasting that... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The ladies who serve and prepare the drinks can be slightly indifferent to customers, true to some of the reviewers here. The ingredients used for the dishes seem quite healthy. We had the mushroom and full breakfasts which are satisfactory but the best part was the coffee. Possibly the most lively place on a weekend morning to go to if... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Popped in for lunch on the way through Taupo. The coffee is delicious and the fritatta I had was scrummy too, especially warmed up! The cafe has a nice atmosphere, with various cordials/jams/spices/honeys etc on the wall shelves both for display and for sale. Generally a great place if you want a light lunch or a hot drink, and the... More

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Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We visited twice for lunch, the food was fantastic. A very fresh menu, and food is prepared to order. Very good service. While coffee wasn't to my taste, my wife loved it, and my son loved the milk shakes.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Thanks for my lovely earl grey with a very cute tea cosy on the pot! Love loose leaf tea. And you let our dog sit outside, unlike some animal hating restaurants! This was the perfect start to the 1st morning if our hols x

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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

While on my honeymoon in Taupo my wife and I were privileged to drop into Taste for a meal. I'm a cafe aficionado, and this has to be one of the best cafe meals I've ever had. Seriously, it was surpassing good. I had the eggs benedict with house-smoked salmon and I've never had better. My wife had the Big... More

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te awamutu
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Came here for breakfast while on holiday. Lovely service when we walked in.coffee was very good, we ordered hotcakes and field mushroom, both dishes were really delicous. Would come back to this cafe. :)

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Napier, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Last Saturday we had lunch at Taste Cafe and every piece of my fish had bones. I saved 8 bones and swallowed 1 that grazed my throat. I called the waitress and showed her the bones and her reply was “shall I throw those for you”. We took the bones to the chef and told him about it and his... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Prices where good and the service nice and friendly. The food was ok, toasted cheese sandwich had heaps of cheese in it.

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Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

OK so here is the bottom line. We stopped in for a quick morning coffee and were very pleasantly surprised by how good it was. The best I have had in NZ I think. We added a scone which was perhaps the freshest and best scone I have had anywhere. Outside seating with heaters if it is a bit cool.... More

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