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“Just lovely.”
Review of L'Arte Cafe

L'Arte Cafe
Ranked #7 of 18 Coffee & Tea in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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 .........
Otago
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Just lovely.”
Reviewed February 10, 2012

My mum took me here as she had been before and loved it. Icertainly thought it was worth a look and it was a very relaxing environment in which to enjoy a coffee and some morning tea. The girls at the cafe were very friendly and the food good. They had a large menu on the blackboard but we just had cabinet food which was priced as per most cafes ~$4-$9 (with the option of a side salad for a few dollars more). They have a large bowl option for coffee too. The mosaics were really neat and I enjoyed looking at the various garden art works. Its a great little trip to L'arte if you have an hour or two to fill and feel like enjoying a cafe in a unique,relaxing semi-rural location.

  • Visited February 2012
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Taupo, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Unique and you just have to visit this when in Taupo”
Reviewed January 28, 2012

Excellent food, service and very special mosaic gardens and art work.

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Wellington
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent ! - We would go back”
Reviewed January 28, 2012

We did breakfast here whilst on holiday at Taupo with out 3.5 year old. This place is a hidden gem. The coffees were very good. The breakfasts excellent. The service very good too. We will definately go back again when in Taupo.

Visited January 2012
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice lunch in a quirky setting”
Reviewed January 17, 2012

L'Arte was recommended to us by Phoebe at Chris Jolly Cruising. It's set out in the country with no lake view at all but it is a lovely tree-lined setting and after a delicious lunch we shopped in the art studio attached. Then we visited the mosaic "lounge" close to the studio and had another diner take our photo sitting on the big mosaic sofa. A delightful and quirky cafe/food/shop and we will visit it again.

Visited December 2011
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Cambridge, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great art and food”
Reviewed January 11, 2012

This awesome cafe and studio is well worth the short trip. Hidden away at Acaia Bay near Taupo, this place is a must visit. Friendly staff, great food, awesome ambience and plenty of art to select a take home memoir. Congratulations to Jo, Andrew and Judy for this gem.

  • Visited January 2012
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