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“Lunch among the sculptures”
Review of L'Arte Cafe

L'Arte Cafe
Ranked #26 of 141 Restaurants 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 .........
Reviewed April 21, 2014

L 'Arte provided an excellent dining experience among an abundant collection of funky outdoor sculptures. We had lunch for a special family birthday, and even though the cafe was extremely busy, the service and food were excellent. (Their eggs benedict and corn fritters were particularly good.) The cafe has an extensive outdoor area for children to play in (and for adults to wander around and admire the sculptures!) I would highly recommend L'Arte for an enjoyable dining experience in Taupo.

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Thank Fiona W
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

This place was wonderful. It reminded me of Barcelona. A lot of work has been put into the mosaics which followed through to the cafe and even the toilet. The food was delicious. If you are in Taupo visit this cafe you won't be disappointed.

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Thank wilsone56
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is an amazing licensed cafe that is in Acacia Bay. The locals regularly frequent it but not many tourists know about it. It's worth the 7 km trip from town - great food, good service and an amazing place. The cafe owner's mother is an artist and has made life sized mosaics which make you think you are in a Dr Seuss book! Plus lots of cool art made by NZ artists for sale and often you can see artworks being made in the workshop. A brilliant place for brunch, lunch and afternoon tea for all. Just make sure you don't wait until Mon or Tues - they aren't open on those days.

Thank DenMarkNz
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

shaded and cool areas to sit in and enjoy your coffee and cake, breakfast or lunch, but most notable were the mosaic and other pottery in the garden.

Thank AnitaJane56
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

Yesterday I had the opportunity to have lunch at L'arte in Taupo. I have to say, the food was fantastic with very creative combinations. Probably the best part was the garden which was a gallery of fabulous huge mosaics and other art. I've been to the Giant's House in Akaroa which was terrific too but you had to pay $20 NZ to go in. L'arte is a restaurant/ coffee shop that has the added bonus of the mosaics and other works of art many of which are available for purchase. One could go in and enjoy the art without spending a penny.

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1  Thank Loren Z
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