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#13 of 26 Cafe in Taupo
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Cafe Lacus - Lake Taupo Eatery started with the vision of being the place to enjoy for all the ages. Cafe Lacus team is determined to provide the best cafe experience along with exciting place to dine in, takeaway and catering service. Our eatery serves wide range of ala carte menu, cabinet food options, sweet treats, wide range of drinks. Come and enjoy Lacus experience.
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, Healthy
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Dog Friendly, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great fair trade coffee at our local cafe (tucked under Mavericks Gastro pub) in Wharewaka, clean, modern decor and fresh food 5 stars

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 21 February 2024

Cafe Lacus is perfect for families. My kids loved the swings in the outdoor seating area, and I appreciated the kids' menu. It is a comfortable and enjoyable dining spot.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024

Cafe Lacus is a gem in Taupo. I had the seafood chowder, and it was heavenly. The interior is beautifully decorated, and the cabinet food looks stunning. It was a delightful discovery.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 February 2024

Years in Taupo and we've finally found our go to cafe. Staff were all great, food amazing, pricing fair and amounts were generous, please don't change a thing. We all want somewhere we can take our friends and relatives and say, this Is the best...place in town. For us Cafe lacus is it.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024 via mobile

I was really looking forward to the restaurant and made a stop there on my bike tour. The place was not what I expected. The terrace had a view of a parking lot. There were no restrooms, but public restrooms could be used. The mediterranean...bowl was one of the most expensive, but neither a decent portion nor tasty and not healthy either. It mainly consisted of very dry falafel balls and some bread. There was no question of a healthy bowl. There were hardly any vegetables or salad. It wasn't worth the money I paid for it and the taste was a disaster.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 December 2023

Awesome cafe. Scones to die for and great coffee too. Staff are friendly and cheerful. Will be back again soon.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2023

Cafe Lacus is a wonderful place to unwind. The flat white with oat milk is superb, and their breakfast bagel is a treat. The cozy interior and friendly staff make it a favourite spot for me.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 November 2023

Cafe Lacus is a charming cafe with an excellent atmosphere. I tried their breakfast bagel, and it was fantastic. Fresh and flavorful, just like their flat white with oat milk.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023

Cafe Lacus is a hidden gem in Taupo. We found it while searching for brunch and were pleasantly surprised. The food was great, and the service was excellent. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023

Cafe Lacus is a well-presented cafe away from the town's busyness. They offer a wide variety of delicious meals, and the staff is friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our choices there.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023 via mobile

Awesome breakfast and great choices too. Totally loved the Yorkshire breakfast with gravy. Best coffee in town too…..

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 August 2023

The staff is amazing. Food is delicious. Ambience is great. I love it. It is definitely in my favourites list.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 10 August 2023

One of the best eateries in Taupo.. They have wide range of cabinet food, extensive cafe menu and drinks..It’s our favourite family cafe.. If you are Taupo u Must Go to Cafe Lacus..😊🤗

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023

I went to this cafe for brunch with my family. We had the pork sliders and seafood chowder, avocado on rye , all the dishes were amazing. Must try is the deconstructed iced coffee . Loved the concept. Highly recommend this place .

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023 via mobile

Me and my partner visited this beautiful cafe over the weekend . We tried their chef special Yorkshire breakfast and chicken burger. What a delight it was , yummy food, great service and friendly staff. To top the experience we tried their Nitro Coffee which...was a new experience for us . Couldn't have asked for more . We thoroughly enjoyed our visit .More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Yes, Cafe Lacus offers takeaway services.

Cafe Lacus is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5