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“A good Taupo eatery”
Review of Cafe Baku

Cafe Baku
Ranked #6 of 45 Quick Bites in Taupo
Price range: $8 - $37
Description: 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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Description: 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.
Reviewed 29 January 2024

Cafe Bacu is a great Taupo eatery. Our go-to place when visiting Taupo. There were 5 of us for lunch. Had steak sandwiches and waffle fries that everyone thought were delicious. The salmon quiche and cheesy vol-au-vent were also very tasty. Four thickshakes of various flavours were yummy but at $10 each, very expensive. The chai latte was good but half the cup it was served in was froth not liquid so felt a little cheated. The only real concern was the state of the glasses for self serve water. They were really dirty, with lipstick, grime and food scraps still evident.

Date of visit: January 2024
Thank Suki0407
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Reviewed 20 January 2024 via mobile

Fabulous spot in taupo.
We visited on a rainy Saturday. Sat at outside table as was very busy inside. Very quick service and great food. Drinks good too coffee, chai latte and hot chocolate. All food servings were plentiful.
Will return.

Date of visit: January 2024
Thank karag233
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Reviewed 18 January 2024 via mobile

Delicious and large portions of innovative food at this cafe.

My one gripe is that I ordered the bruschetta specifically because it included Brazil nuts. When my meal arrived however, they were missing from the dish. Further enquiry led to the explanation that they had run out. There was no offer to provide substitute nuts instead and it was never mentioned when ordering.

Other than that, the meals were great and the smoothies delicious.

Date of visit: January 2024
Thank natalieblandford
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Reviewed 10 January 2024

Great variety of food. Unfortunately our food was not very warm, one meal was delivered along time after the rest. Went twice hoping it would be better but wasn't. Was an awesome place a year ago.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 December 2023 via mobile

Went with a group of friends. Ordered a scone and the big breakfast. The scone came out with the breakfast, even though I asked multiple times for it to come out first. The staff were rude. The food was terrible. Won’t be going back.

Date of visit: December 2023
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