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“Very nice indeed”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Taste Cafe

Taste Cafe
Ranked #12 of 18 Coffee & Tea in Taupo
Price range: $6 - $21
Cuisines: Cafe, European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Taupo
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very nice indeed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

I purchased a yazoom voucher for this place recently and was very surprised at how nice it was. The atmosphere is great and the food is delicious at great prices. The staff bent over backwards to make sure we enjoyed our visit as well. You can sit and look out at the lake while you dine. I would definately recommend folk eat here.

Visited May 2012
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

I arrived at 8.30 am this morning and was greeted with a very warm hello and smiles from all staff (in fact they can even read your mind: "Coffee?").

While ordering I noticed that all food sources were organic including the fair trade coffee. I used the clean and modern restrooms to find my coffee and date scone waiting for me with a bottle of chilled water, great service and great food. My waitress was very friendly and obviously values positive customer relations ( a great skill).

There were many international visitors in the cafe using the free wireless, looking at the awesome view of Lake Taupo and relaxing over some very healthy and tasty looking food. I will return later today for a main meal and keep you posted. Taste Cafe is worth a visit at any time of the day. Note: please don't feed the birds unless you are prepared to clean up after them.

  • Visited May 2012
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Waimate, New Zealand
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Breakfast Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2012

Sitting out on the terrace with Lake views and a full English breakfast - Got to be heaven on earth. Pinch Me.

Visited April 2012
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Oxted, United Kingdom
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great location for breakfast or afternoon cake!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2012 via mobile

We were only in Taupo 24 hours but managed to have a tea stop here as well as breakfast the following day.
We sat just outside the cafe where they have heaters to take off the chill and you get a great view across the lake.
We had cooked breakfasts which came with tasty and well cooked eggs plus we had teas with proper tea leaves. Much better than your standard hotel 'buffet' fare.
Service very friendly and good value.
We didn't have any other food there, so couldnt comment but for what we wanted it was perfect.

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Thank jimmy55bellies
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