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Fine Fettle Cafe

39 Paora Hapi St, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
(07) 378 7674
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Ranked #51 of 108 restaurants in Taupo
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Adelaide
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We had a few lunches and coffees here while visiting Taupo. It was wonderful to get lovely vegetarian food which is so hard to find when travelling - ie including protein based food which is not just based on egg or fatty cheese, as so many cafes do (and even when you can find it I get tired of 'spinach... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

My husband had the eggs on toast with mushrooms, hash brown and sausages. The eggs were overlooked, the sausages and bacon were burnt. The toast was to tough to eat. I had the buckwheat pancakes. They were tasteless and course in texture. Bacon was burnt and not enough provided for the number of pancakes. A group of people also leaving... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Went and had morning tea at Fine Fettle café and ordered two cappachinos and muffins. Muffins were nice but too small and not worth the price of them. I thought the butter was a bit of a rip off for 50 cents. coffees were pretty average too.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We spent the day in Taupo and came across Fine Fettle while wandering around town. Tried the kwark tart and it was absolutely delicious. Will definitely be back for more.

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Calgary
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I love the freshly made dishes, breads and baking. I love the fact that they only use organic and natural ingredients. Prices are reasonable.

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I was very impressed by this cafe and its food and service. Outside of the main cities of Wellington and Auckland it has been hard to find good fresh food that isn't pre-packaged. So I was thrilled to be able to have a freshly squeezed juice. And their home made organic wholemeal bread was amazing - we bought a loaf... More

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