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Taste Cafe

10 Roberts Street | Lake front, Taupo Town Centre, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 0086
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
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Pizza, Cafe, Healthy, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 Roberts Street | Lake front, Taupo Town Centre, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was crap and overpriced. Considering the caliber of cafe in Taupo, this one was well below par. I could have cooked better food at home. Service was also terrible. Staff didn’t say hello on arrival and not friendly. Will not be back

Thank charlotten729
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to Taste a few times over the last couple of years. We've usually had brunch. The food and service are what you would expect from a NZ cafe, reasonable menu, coffee etc. It's usually busy as it's on the lakefront and everyone likes...More

Thank cockney40
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Loved this cafe and have always dropped by for coffee and food every time we are in Taupo. But today, the staff were still great and the coffee good but the food was disappointing. The chips were too oily, the fish had this very thick...More

Thank JQ123
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

I ordered 2 poached eggs, menu said on sourdough, with bacon. My wife ordered scrambled egg and bacon. Firstly my breakfast....2 very small eggs with virtually no egg white, not sourdough just a white sandwich bread. The yolk was not runny in the slightest ie....More

Thank Pieter H
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Great location with views across Lake Taupo, lots of seating outside too, Our group ordered a variety of brunches, all were delicious especially the granola with fruit and yogurt. Very good coffee too. Staff were very friendly and efficient. Taste will certainly be our first...More

Thank julieC6779
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Great coffee and really efficient service. Outdoor seating a real feature, allows you to enjoy the sun on a cool day but feel comfy fresh!!

Thank Jadedog
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Popped in to Taste as Lakehouse next door was still closed at 8.30 on Sunday! A decent coffee next to a warm fire on a very cold morning (0c) was great.

Thank markdawsonsmith
Reviewed 11 August 2018

food was delious and so was the coffee very affordable. the staff was nice and friendly. good selection of food on the menu

Thank 94mbconn
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Really tasty food in a clean restaurant with friendly staff and reasonable prices = perfect in our books!

Thank NopocketsincoffinZ
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Second time visiting and still the same standard of service and food! Great breakfast place on the Taupo waterfront. Healthy menu options plus other treats. There is a children’s area and book/coffee area towards the back of the restaurant.

Thank Walterv1511
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
6:30 AM - 5:30 AM
6:30 AM - 5:30 AM
6:30 AM - 5:30 AM
6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Roberts Street | Lake front, Taupo Town Centre, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-377 0086
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