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L'Arte Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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255 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand
+64 7-378 2962
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Wed - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wellington, New Zealand
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201 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a rainy summers day and the cafe was packed with diners. The menu had the usual cafe eats but with a stylish twist. Avacardos mixed with feta and mint, pesto made with sun-dried tomatoes, etc. Very tasty. Catered for vegetarians. Cabinet food and menu food. Staff very friendly and coffee great. Great portions of food and filling.

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good tasty meals and coffee is great! Quick service too despite being really busy! I had the eggs bene with bacon, the meal was a reasonable size however if you are a big eater I would add a side or two. The best thing about this cafe are the grounds, clearly the owners invest a lot of thought, energy and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, very friendly staff! We had a lovely antipasto plate to share... excellent experience!

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Thank Flavia D
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Quite a nice place to spend some time in the afternoon for a light lunch n enjoy the nice garden. Menu is quite limited but they do serve nice food.

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new zealand
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

The only reason I didnt give a 5 star rating is that this cafe is not well signposted. However, once you get there it is great, interesting decor with lots od ceramic pieces for sale, and on display through the grounds, including ceramic outdoor room. The food and service are excellent, my friend and I had a delicious steak sandwich... More 

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Oviedo, Florida
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

The combination was winning. we bought several small art pieces from areally quirky and fun gallery and then had a very good lunch al fresco.

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Napier, New Zealand
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

This cafe is enormously popular and can be very busy and does brunch/lunch only. It is rural and in a lovely setting with an attached arts shop. And there is art throughout the indoor and outdoor dining areas too which lends a nice ambience to it. They ofen have live music during peak seasons and it is family friendly. We... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Always a great lunch here. Coffee is tops, everything on the menu is good. The surroundings are just delightful. Well worth the short drive from Taupo town.

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

I had a lovely lunch at this cafe, with a class of wine. The staff are friendly and the cafe is beautifully decorated inside and out.

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San Antonio, Texas
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

We are two couples, staying at the Acacia Cliffs Lodge within 2 km. We dropped of our luggage about noon, and came to L'Arte for lunch. We each had something different, and each of us was very pleased. The surroundings, however, make the cafe. There is a wide collection of fun mosaic art, all for viewing and some for sale.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 2962
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 .........

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