I've only eaten an almond croissant here (many times given I have a bit of a fetish for them!) but the coffee is good and the setting is quaint, lots of unique French touches and different from the other cafes in Taupo which is refreshing given how many cafes there are to choose from. The big difference with this cafe however is the effort it goes to in accommodating children and dogs! I have witnessed whilst sitting outside on the cute deck with French music playing in the background, customers walking into the lovely garden area, tie their dog up to a tree or table with tree cover and enter the cafe. Whilst they are deciding which of the traditional French yummy offerings in the cabinet or on the menu to have one of the staff have delivered to their loved pet a bowl of water. There is also a small play area for the children which is more rustic than plastic and again under cover by the canopy of the trees. Added to this is the petanque court and the cafe is licensed so really it covers the needs of everyone. Perfect on a sunny day in Taupo for sitting outside and listening to the music; inside is rather cosy with two separate rooms to choose to sit - the views from the south room are fabulous looking out towards the lake and the three majestic mountains; Ruapehu, Ngaruhoe and Tongariro. They also offer a set French menu on Friday and Saturday nights - something I am yet to try and looking forward to.
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