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Fine Fettle Cafe

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39 Paora Hapi St, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
(07) 378 7674
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly cafe

My friend and I decided to try breakfast here after hearing good reviews. We were definitely not disappointed. We both ordered a hot chocolate and the yoghurt berry crunch. OMG, it was sooooo good, I didnt want it to end. They cater for gluten free and promote general clean eating. Would most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Margot A
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I don't know what happened. I used to go to this place all the time when I used to work in Taupo so was excited to go and share the experience. The food was completely inedible. We left 90% on our plate after trying to get through it. We both got the vegan breakfast. The bread was dry and hard,... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My friend and I decided to try breakfast here after hearing good reviews. We were definitely not disappointed. We both ordered a hot chocolate and the yoghurt berry crunch. OMG, it was sooooo good, I didnt want it to end. They cater for gluten free and promote general clean eating. Would most definitely return in the future.

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Love this place have been coming here for years- the staff are lovely and helpful and knowledgeable about the menu and ingredients. There are some favourites on the menu that never change and you know they will always be exceptional - the food and service is always consistently great

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

If you believe food should be prepared with love, then the Fine Fettle not only prepares but also creates their food with passion! The bread they make on-site is amazingly delicious - I especially enjoyed the white bread served with the eggs benny and salmon which was also the best EVER. Great coffee as was the freshly prepared juice /... More 

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Feilding, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We needed to dine and dash and wish we'd found this place earlier in our stay. Very reasonably priced, delicious food, quick service - all going the extra mile.

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Putaruru, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Had lunch at this delightful little cafe recently. Went there with a small group (12 of us) including eight overseas visitors. The menu was very attractive with several tempting options. We had a very tasty meal at reasonable prices.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Called in for a quick coffee after stumbling across this cafe. We were pleased to see the food was organic, real and mostly gluten free and all ended up having food. All very tasty. I ordered a latte but got more of a cappuccino... but it was nice and strong. Will definitely return.

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auckland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

2 pies, bacon and eggs, corn fritters and a milkshake, none of which were any good. Staff unable to tell me what was used as a replacement in the fritters to make them gluten free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Friendly prompt service. Healthy, delicious food. Extensive menu & cabinet food. Seafood chowder was sensational. Hubby's gourmet mushrooms outstanding & son's homemade pie off the hook.

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I was sorry that I only found out about this cafe on the morning I left. A friend suggested we meet there and I was very thankful she suggested it. It is not on the main road so as a tourist I didn't see it. If I had, I would have gone there for every meal- never mind, next time.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39 Paora Hapi St, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: (07) 378 7674

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?