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Spoon and Paddle

101 Heuheu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 9664
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“french toast” (24 reviews)
“eggs bene” (13 reviews)
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Cafe, International, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 Heuheu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed today

On recommendation, we tried their french toast, eggs bene and pikelets which were all yummy but very, very sweet - will not suggest this if you're counting calories. There are outdoor spaces with picnic tables and a small playhouse with swings for those below 5yrs...More

Thank liminator
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The gingerbread french toast is amazing. Both if us had it and both very happy. Lovely coffee as well. Fast, friendly and efficient service too.

1  Thank Boydgirl
Reviewed 2 days ago

We USED to love this place. It was our first port of call in Taupo, however not sure what has happened in recent months but to me it seems to have gone downhill. Ordered an americano with milk on the side and received an espresso...More

1  Thank k2512b
MrMukesh, Manager at Spoon and Paddle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are obviously disappointed that you didn’t enjoy your experience at all while eating eating at Spoon and paddle. We found your comment about our loaded srilankan curry fries interesting in view of the fact that this is the 1st negative comment recieved about this...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We went here on a day trip to Taupo because of the other reviews. Not sure if we had an off day here but the food was not up to it. Service good, counter good and staff great but the food .......... I had the...More

2  Thank martin S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Try the egg bene!! It's so delicious, the next day I came back for it! Cute house, with nice garden. Order at the counter, then take a seat. WiFi is strong, water is free. Seating options: picknick tables, couches or regular table seats. Many gluten...More

1  Thank Matty B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch on our way to Cape Kidnappers based on TripAdvisor recommendations and we were not disappointed! Beef tacos were delicious and tasty and so was the lamb salad. Fats service. Plenty of choices. Reasonable pricing. Do yourself a favor, try it!!

Thank Henri C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great cafe with warm welcoming environment. Staff were very friendly. Good outdoor area for kids. Delicious menu options.

Thank podgy88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic coffee and breakfast, good kid options. Delicious Big Breakfast, warm cozy setting, good service and friendly smiles.

Thank Bundymum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Egg Bene and Western style Kong Bah Pau~~Good and a cosy area to dine in. Staffs are super friendly.

Thank Jocelyn G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe rated highly on Trip advisor, but was a good long walk out of town, very bland and uninteresting rooms in residential house, no music, no vibes. Food was ok, enough food and well presented but not modern and vibrant

Thank tkq
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January 12, 2018|
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Response from Mukesh G | Property representative |
Hi there, Dogs are very welcome. We do have lots of shade and a water bowl for your dog.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Heuheu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 9664
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Lonely Planet says: Filling a spacious and airy 1950s house with colourful decor, Spoon & Paddle is more evidence you'll find great cafes pretty well anywhere in NZ. Excellent coffee partners with a concise beer and wine list, and the energetic and youthful owners focus on delivering dishes like tasty lamb shoulder tortillas, and just maybe the country's best eggs Benedict. A mini-fort in the garden will get the kids exploring, while Mum and Dad tuck into mid-afternoon treats like macaroons or lemon meringue pie
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