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Fine Fettle Cafe

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

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Poor food and overpriced

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.

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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auckland
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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254 reviews 254 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
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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NZ
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

So, I was on a biannual detox and friends wanted to meet for brekkie - awkward! Well, no! They enjoyed what looked very tempting eggs benedict whilst I ordered the juice called 'Detox' n a green tea. Big surprise for me - the detox juice is soo good I have ordered it since when off detox and the tea was... More 

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Bellingen, Australia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

When you're a person who cares about healthy food it's often hard to find places where you can buy the kind of food you want while on holiday. This gem of a cafe has all the right philosophies about what food should be. Their food is organic, made on the premises and healthy but also really delicious. The place is... More 

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Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

nice to find a place that makes food from scratch, lots of vegetarian and gluten free options. i had hommade baked beans and they were very tasty the brown bread is made on site very good!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Fine Fettle is a cafe providing nourishing meals made from fresh ingredients, including bread made on the premises. We visited Taupo on a chilly June day and ate lentil soup and seafood chowder in the friendly and warm surroundings. It's one of those places where as you leave you feel you have been really nourished by good food, cooked with... More 

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Edinburgh uk
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86 reviews 86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Taupo is a haven for foreign visitors . Shops full of different fashions ,reasonable prices ..what one needs after a round of Ballantynes Farmers etc etc is a good cafe ...Fine Fettle fits that bill!!

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Orewa, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We have been here several times over the last few years. Being vegetarians we are choosy where we eat but here we are always spoilt for choice. Today we had a picked cabbage salad and a thick and wholesome lentil soup with homemade bread. The coffe and chai lattes are also excellent.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I had their Chicken Filo but I couldn't find any chicken in it! All I could see was spinach and rice. In response to my complaint, I was told there was chicken at the bottom underneath the other stuff! I couldn't see it and if something's sold as Chicken Filo, I expect to be able to see and taste the... 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
  • Phone Number: (07) 378 7674

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?