During our recent visit to Taupo, we had the pleasure of taking refuge from the cold weather in Taste Cafe by the lake. I had the eggs benedict ($18.50) and she had the big breakfast ($20). Both meals were delicious and very well presented, with freshly made hollandaise sauce on the eggs and terrific cheese kransky sausages with the big breakfast.
Service was quick and efficient and the cafe has shelves of food supplies, such as gourmet sauces and spices. The main downside was the prices were at the expensive end.
Best of all, though, is the small kids play area at the back which has a little table and chairs, books, and a box full of toys. Our daughter was entertained for about 40 minutes which allowed us a peaceful breakfast - bliss!
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