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Fab cafe in the hills

Quirky arty cafe, mosaic garden and well worth a visit. Food good and fresh and reasonably priced... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
michael m
Perth, Australia
Pottery and coffee

A most enjoyable visit. The gallery and gardens provided a wide range of products to view. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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“acacia bay”(17 reviews)
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255 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand
+64 7-378 2962
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Quirky arty cafe, mosaic garden and well worth a visit. Food good and fresh and reasonably priced. Friendly staff.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank michael m
Reviewed 6 days ago

A most enjoyable visit. The gallery and gardens provided a wide range of products to view. The mobile sculptures in the garden were very amusing and well made. The pottery, flowers and objects on offer in the shop were of a high standard. The cafe...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jamesbN9673DS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a special place for a cafe, it’s in the country a 10 min drive from central Taupo. The food is good and the young staff friendly. The mosaics are amazing and worth visiting for alone. There is a lovely gift shop selling bright...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 25 October 2018

I have been here before many years ago and on this visit to Taupo we decided to have another look and pause for a hot drink. A lovely visit and wonderful art..

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank helenw-Wellywood2000
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Brilliant as always :-) Smashed avocado on toast with a poached egg and salmon. Bacon egg and mushrooms for breakfast. Great coffee too. We always visit when in Taupo. Thoroughly recommend to others!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Janigel
Reviewed 26 July 2018

This is virtually a garden filled with lots of quaint and interesting objects d'arte! It is free to wander and has a small art shop for souvenirs. It also has a coffee shop/cafe, at which we had coffee and cake at a reasonable price

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Marj I
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Didn't have any meals but the slices and savoury were great as was the drinks. Service was friendly, helpful and quick. Always interesting to look around the ceramics.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TaupoSheryll
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Been here a couple of times. Food is lovely as is the service. The ceramic art available is fantastic and colourful and the grounds are a joy to explore. I spent $ again to add to my collection 😀😀👍

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JulieC601
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Not just great coffee [and Chai Lattes :-) ] and food, not to mention service - there's the added bonus of the shop! I could spend a wee fortune here and really have to limit myself when we head out there for a coffee....

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lorraine C
Reviewed 20 June 2018

A fabulous place to take visitors. Great food, great management. People always enjoy looking through the shop.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kalijax
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