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“Master of Glass Blowing”
Review of Lava Glass Cafe

Lava Glass Cafe
Ranked #22 of 45 Quick Bites in Taupo
Price range: $5 - $25
Description: The Lava Glass Café offers aromatic fair trade coffee and a selection of delicious, fresh, homemade meals, cabinet food, cakes & slices. Everything is made of wholesome local, seasonal produce. There are gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options available. The café is located only 10 min from Taupo town center on the way to Rotorua. It is open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Adjoining to the café you'll find a glass art gallery, glassblowing studio, and glass sculpture garden.
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Description: The Lava Glass Café offers aromatic fair trade coffee and a selection of delicious, fresh, homemade meals, cabinet food, cakes & slices. Everything is made of wholesome local, seasonal produce. There are gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options available. The café is located only 10 min from Taupo town center on the way to Rotorua. It is open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Adjoining to the café you'll find a glass art gallery, glassblowing studio, and glass sculpture garden.
Reviewed 30 July 2020

We sat through the glass blowing session which was very informative. One could only admire the skills of the facility owner as he created amazing platters of different sizes.

Date of visit: July 2020
Thank Peter L
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christinerK6857LL, Owner at Lava Glass Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2020

Hi Peter, Thanks for your positive review. I'm pleased you've enjoyed your visit to our studio. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 17 July 2020 via mobile

Very disappointed in the cabinet food. So overpriced compared to Wellington. My niece asked for a berry slice but was fished up a side piece with half a teaspoon of filling in. My coffee was cold. Toilets desperately needed a clean. If you are charging that much to eat there you should give a complimentary tour of garden. I would have complained at the time but did not want to ruin the ‘treat’ for the others. Not good for encouraging NZ population to support local attractions

Date of visit: July 2020
Thank Escape26975906555
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christinerK6857LL, Owner at Lava Glass Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2020

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. We’ll strive to do better.

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Reviewed 2 April 2020

We pulled in on a whim and were pleased with the offerings of the cafe. Meat pies, salads and wonderful coffees and teas are featured. We also found a great selection of tasty desserts! An added benefit is the glass garden, albeit at a price of 10 NZ$.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Thank DL2Some
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christinerK6857LL, Owner at Lava Glass Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2020

Many thanks for your feedback. I'm pleased you had a good experience. Next time you’re here, try the Haloumi on Toast. It’s one of our new offerings.

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Reviewed 25 March 2020

We had a simple but tasty lunch of sandwiches at this cafe/gallery/studio. Good variety, tasty desserts and a great glass blowing demonstration.. Worth the stop.

Date of visit: March 2020
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christinerK6857LL, Owner at Lava Glass Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2020

Thanks so much for sharing your rating with us and the community.

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Reviewed 27 January 2020

No hassle parking here and it is a pleasant rural venue. You enter through the glass gallery with its large selection of locally made quality art glass. This would be a great coffee/lunch stop for travellers heading through to Napier as it’s a short distance north of the Taupō bypass on SH5. The food was good and the coffee likewise.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Thank Katie C
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christinerK6857LL, Owner at Lava Glass Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2020

Hi Katie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

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