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Cafe Baku

42 Roberts Street | Lake Front Dining District, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 6715
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“salad” (16 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Cafe, International, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 Roberts Street | Lake Front Dining District, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Saw a picture of the full breakfast they do on trip and advisor and was sold straight away. When I got to the cafe i was a bit unsure though as it was incredibly busy and located right by the waterfront. But when the breakfast...More

Thank richardgL7105VF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title sums up our experience at Cafe Baku. Great service, really lovely food at a fair price point and lovely people. It was a really busy Sunday lunchtime, but truthfully you would really know, staff are really friendly and flexible. We would love to...More

Thank Cranky007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Baku have a good menu with quick sevice. Coffee was nice and food was good quality and tasty. Nice place for brunch!!!!

Thank Jade R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to go for coffee or lunch on a cold wintry day in Taupo. Ambience is very warm and comfortable. Staff were great, coffee good and the quesadilla excellent.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoy the crepe Suzette at this cafe it’s just a pity they don’t make their own crepes they are so simple to make. The bought ones have a funny taste to them...

Thank Bluez21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for brunch yesterday and it was so good we went back for lunch today. Coffee was excellent. Service was fast and friendly. We had a mixture of menu and cabinet food and it was all fabulous. The Calamari was so tender and tasty...More

Thank Kiwiboy456
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Decor and cabinet selection looked great. We may have made a mistake ordering from the menu... ordered pancakes and they were out of a packet and just warmed up and put on the plate. The bacon was mostly fat and the quantity was small. The...More

Thank NJH1
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Great food and a good selection at reasonable prices .. Chose from the cabinet or order from the menu. Meal sizes are generous and food delicious. Service was excellent and meals arrived in good time. I can highly recommend this Cafe.

1  Thank MikeL5544
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

I am a regular visitor to this up-market cafe. It is always busy and warm with a nice friendly ambience. Good food, excellent coffee and outstanding staff - overall a great mix for success. The waterfront location is good - in my opinion it is...More

1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed August 28, 2018

My first time here and we had a family group including a 4-month old baby. It was a winter's morning and the place was warm and busy. Coffee was excellent and everyone had a different breakfast. I usually have my favourite if a cafe has...More

1  Thank ArcticTurtle
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April 30, 2018|
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Response from Poppycox2016 | Reviewed this property |
there is a large outdoor seating area which I am sure would be fine. I can't imagine it would be OK for a dog to be inside - that is the norm for all eating establishment in NZ that I have ever been to. Outside only for dogs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $22
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Roberts Street | Lake Front Dining District, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 6715
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Cafe and Menu Food; European style cafe with views of Lake Taupō and the mountains of Tongariro National Park. Great Food, Friendly Staff, Spectacular Views, Reasonable Prices.
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