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“Awful!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Taste Cafe

Taste Cafe
10 Roberts Street | Lake front, Taupo Town Centre, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
07 377 0086
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Ranked #43 of 109 Restaurants in Taupo
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Awful!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Over priced, under cooked food and terrible coffee. The full breakfast was anything but as were the fried eggs. A piece of dry multigrain toast to accompany the $21 meal - what a farce! The two sausages were burnt and dry, the bacon was full of fat and the potatoes cold. The pancakes were dry and lifeless and only slightly bigger than a Digestive biscuit.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We always stop here for breakfast when we're in Taupo. The staff were polite and efficient. Excellent food, great coffee - great views of the lake. A must for an early morning start :)

Visited September 2013
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“Tiny meals rude staff”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Disappointing meal, tasty but very small for the price. When spoke with the staff they were very rude.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Officially my favourite NZ cafe!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We've been holidaying in NZ for a few weeks and fully embracing cafe culture at the same time- this is my favourite! Excellent coffee, the most AMAZING raspberry and white chocolate muffin (try it!) and an excellent breakfast menu. The staff are very welcoming and friendly- Dennis in particular deserves a mention for being friendly, with a good sense of humour and remembering us from the previous day and asking how our activity was. The personal touch goes a long way.

Highly recommended!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best breakfast ever!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

If you planning a nice breakfast that is the place to go, it is near the lake and the food is just excellent !! the service is really friendly and good! :)
plus they have free wifi !!

Visited July 2013
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