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Cafe Baku

42 Roberts Street | Lake Front Dining District, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 6715
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Cafe, International, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 Roberts Street | Lake Front Dining District, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great food, relaxing atmosphere (facing the #lovetaupo sign) and a decent selection of drinks (including locally brewed beer). Loved the decor~! A good look out point right in the middle of the lakefront.

Thank VeronicaLiew610
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Thought I’d just eat a light breakfast but everything looked so good I ended up with a lot of food! I especially recommend the oatmeal for breakfast, available also as a vegan version. Also other vegetarian/vegan options. Juicy juices also available, and coffee obviously. Cherry...More

Thank ErikaH1802
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped for brunch before a trip to the local tourist spots. Friendly service, good coffee and great food. Lovely little brunch spot near the lakeside in Taupo.

Thank mrossiter21
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was turned away from Dixie Browns, a group of seven for breakfast, went next door , best move!, didn't have a table big enough to seat us i asked would you mind if we pop some tables together outside to fit us, sure thing, go...More

Thank halligan_family
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go there once a week for lunch .... always excellent .. staff gr8 ... schnitzel awesome ! ... love the range of salads

Thank Hipster4321
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was really hopping. It was full of diners - they came in & out quickly. It was casual food, served quickly & it was different & it was delicious. The menu was extensive, the staff were polite & efficient. I loved the decor....More

1  Thank shazhan472
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this cafe for the first time for lunch - we are local and made our purchase. My wife purchased a couple of wraps one of which was for the next day. While waiting at the table we couldn't work out...More

Thank Grant T
Vineeatery, Owner at Cafe Baku, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We feel we are very reasonably priced and have a very good locals special here. If I could post a photo of our cabinet I would which has a full price list affixed to the front glass for everyone to see. If anyone wishes to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic cafe We went for brunch yesterday and it was so good we went back for lunch today. Coffee was excellent. Service was fast and friendly. We had a mixture of menu and cabinet food and it was all fabulous. The Calamari was so tender...More

Thank Chetan K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this cafe because of its good reviews but I am a little confused why that it. We went in on a Sunday morning waiting to be seated. We were clearly look at the staff waiting to be seated or at least someone to...More

Thank Su Zen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went into Cafe Baku, clearly was looking to be sat down. Several staff were around but no greeting and a rude staff member just shouted "excuse me". Stood around for a while and decided to take a seat, still no service. Would definitely not come...More

Thank Happyclam1
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30 April 2018|
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Response from Poppycox2016 | Reviewed this property |
there is a large outdoor seating area which I am sure would be fine. I can't imagine it would be OK for a dog to be inside - that is the norm for all eating establishment in NZ that I have ever been to. Outside only for dogs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Roberts Street | Lake Front Dining District, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 6715
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Cafe and Menu Food; European style cafe with views of Lake Taupō and the mountains of Tongariro National Park. Great Food, Friendly Staff, Spectacular Views, Reasonable Prices.
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