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“Excellent cafe with lovely art gallery” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Arte Cafe

L'Arte Cafe
255 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
+64 7 378 2962
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Ranked #2 of 14 Coffee & Tea in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Voted Lonely Planet's No 1 cafe pick for the Central North Island and one of the top 10 places to visit in New Zealand. L'Arte Cafe and Gallery is not to be missed when visiting Taupo. Allow yourself time to experience something very unique and special! A trip to L'Arte is a visual and edible feast and unlike anything you have experienced before. The cafe and gallery are both set in a magical garden, complete with an outside mosaic living room. The food and art at L'Arte's unique destination are both exquisite. Resident ceramic artist Judi Brennan's work is evident everywhere and is sold exclusively from the gallery at L'Arte. L'Arte Cafe serves Allpress coffee, has a wonderful selection of New Zealand wines and beers and the excellent service exceeds all expectations. With New Zealand's finest produce, L'Arte's kitchen team produce everything fresh on-site, from homemade bread to homemade pesto and onion jam. We have also created a small deli so you can take some of L'Arte home with you. L'Arte Cafe, Gallery and Garden is a special holiday experience that will stay with you .........
Tauranga, New Zealand
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“Excellent cafe with lovely art gallery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Always bring friends here when in Taupo, always impresses them with the mosaics in the garden, the sculptures, ceramics and other art in the gallery and the good coffee in the cafe.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“L'Arte truly artful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Fabulous cafe with the added bonus of a mosaic garden to wander around. We had corn fritters which came with a very nice mango salsa. we also had the steak Sammy which was incredibly tasty served with an awesome onion jam

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“L'arte cafe is a must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Eggs benedict was amazing, very generous serve, beautifully presented. Staff - bright, bubbly and attentive. Stunning mosaic garden full of original, rustic homely artworks.
We were very very impressed.
You 'd be a fool to not pop in for a meal and a stroll in the garden. Small to large unique nicknack artworks reasonably priced in the garden studio.

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“Great visit again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

As always living up to my expectations! Jo and Andrew really know the meaning of hospitality! Yummy coffees, great and quick service, always with a smile. Toys for the little one and that bacon baguette is to die for!

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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“Best food in the region”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

This really is a top-notch venue for Brunch/lunch etc. Very tasty fresh organic food that tasty like all the ingredients had just been picked. Superb meal and coffee. Great friendly service too

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