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Spoon and Paddle

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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Cafe, International, Healthy, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for brunch before heading out for the day. The food (Big brekkie) was delicious. Well cooked and flavourful. We enjoyed it so much we are going back tomorrow!

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Loved being welcomed so warmly when we went for breakfast this morning, after dining out all week on holiday the service here blew us away, everyone was friendly and attentive. Recommend!

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 2 April 2022 via mobile

Super yum food, all the basic breakfasts covered and done well. They were busy but the service was fast and lovely staff! My partner rated the coffee :) Thanks team! Love from Raglan

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 26 March 2022 via mobile

Thank you to the team at The spoon & paddle. We had a beautiful breakfast. Great service, food and coffees. From Brisbane, Australia. Thoroughly recommend!!!

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 21 March 2022 via mobile

Fantastic friendly and helpful service on a rainy Monday lunchtime in Taupō. Really excellent coffee, despite me ordering a large flat white and thinking ’bugger, should have made it a standard, it’ll be watery now’. It was not. Perfectly balanced and put a smile on...my face immediately. The food was before us in a flash - the hoisin pork Bao, but sans-bao-and-as-salad for me, and the eggs Benedict for my wife. We were both wowed by the balance and flavour in the food. Alex loved the vinegary edge to her Hollandaise, as many places make it too bland. The eggs were poached to perfection. My hoisin pork belly was melt-in-the-mouth delicious. A seriously great place for a coffee and a bite. I just wish I’d stayed for a beer! Thanks team. You made two fans today and we’ll be back whenever we pass through Taupō and will recommend to friends.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 19 March 2022 via mobile

Friendly service, amazing environment. "Grandiose, extravagant, absolutely spectacular, tastes sensational on my taste buds," Loved by even the fussy eaters ;)

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 12 March 2022

Greatest Breakfast I've had in sometime, me and the fams loved it ordered waffles, french toast, big brekkie and eggs bene, 10/10

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 6 March 2022 via mobile

Best Breakfast in Taupo! All the reviews of the place were spot on. Friendly staff and great food, what more could you ask for!!! The French toast is awesome.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 3 March 2022 via mobile

We came here on our way up North a few days ago & felt it necessary to come back on our way home 😆 The waffles are devine! Fresh & soft served with berry compote, vanilla marscapone & some sort of delicious crumb with maple...syrup on the side( definitely moist & sweet enough without this IMO) Good tea & coffee too. Highly recommend! Not to forget, the service from the staff was friendly and exceptional. There is also a spacious outside area and a play area fir the kids.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 2 March 2022

We called in there for a Smoothie, they only had one variety available, however it was nice and tasty. There was inside seating, but being a lovely sunny day we decided to sit outside. It was such a beautiful setting. We will be back.

Date of visit: March 2022
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10 April 2019|
Response from Debra P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I reviewed it only. I don’t know the answer and I am curious to know that too!
12 January 2018|
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Response from Mukesh G | Property representative |
Hi there, Dogs are very welcome. We do have lots of shade and a water bowl for your dog.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Spoon and Paddle

Yes, Spoon and Paddle offers takeaway services.

Yes, Spoon and Paddle is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Spoon and Paddle is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5