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“Tres Bon!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The French Cafe - CLOSED

The French Cafe
Price range: $3 - $20
Cuisines: Cafe, European, French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating
Description: Open 7 days from 8 a.M to 4 p.M, and open for dinner on fridays and saturdays evenings ( different menu ). Bookings required for dinners. Home made French cakes every day. Parking facilities, children playground, petanque area.
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Tres Bon!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Great outdoor location, great coffee, great food, but best of all great service. The vista lacked finesse, but this was compensated by the generosity of spirit and authenticity. Thank you

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Emindxb
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
“Tasty find!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

Converted house into a lovelorn cafe. Indoor & outdoor seating. Space to sit and enjoy good food and coffee after walking your dog along the lakefront.
Very busy place. Could do with extra person on counter/till at busy times.
Friendly, courteous staff.

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Thank Moya K
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Dural, Australia
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111 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“C'est magnifique!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

Lovely sweet little cottage with covered outdoor seating & a playground for the children.
Good menu with a large variety of typical French fare - all made on the premises.
Service was ok, needs tweaking a bit as far as explaining what certain dishes were (however the wait staff were very friendly & nice).
I must add though - I was very surprised to see they did not have pate on the menu!!! This is a French staple!!!

Visited December 2012
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Thank Fusspot-Traveller
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Sydney, Australia
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478 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
“Fabulous and authentic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

Can't speak highly enough of The French Cafe, just on the edge of central Taupo.

The food is authentically French. We had both breakfast (fresh croissants, pain aux chocolats, coffees and eclairs) and lunch (salmon quiche and baguette jambon/fromage). It was tasty Tasty TASTY - just like what you'd find in a French boulangerie!

If you are a fan of French patisserie then stop it. The staff are great and it has a cool little atmosphere with French decor adorning the walls.

Our favourite eatery in Taupo.

Visited December 2012
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Thank aimoverseas
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“very french”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Myriam and Piero are wonderful owners and they have found a great crew. The gardens are lovely and out the back the herbs are growing with the summer light. The food is authentic and well priced and they make great coffee.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Dani L
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