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“Well worth a visit!”
Review of L'Arte Cafe

L'Arte Cafe
Ranked #8 of 45 Quick Bites in Taupo
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Voted Lonely Planet's No 1 cafe pick for the Central North Island and one of the top 10 places to visit in New Zealand. L'Arte Cafe and Gallery is not to be missed when visiting Taupo. Allow yourself time to experience something very unique and special! A trip to L'Arte is a visual and edible feast and unlike anything you have experienced before. The cafe and gallery are both set in a magical garden, complete with an outside mosaic living room. The food and art at L'Arte's unique destination are both exquisite. Resident ceramic artist Judi Brennan's work is evident everywhere and is sold exclusively from the gallery at L'Arte. L'Arte Cafe serves Allpress coffee, has a wonderful selection of New Zealand wines and beers and the excellent service exceeds all expectations. With New Zealand's finest produce, L'Arte's kitchen team produce everything fresh on-site, from homemade bread to homemade pesto and onion jam. We have also created a small deli so you can take some of L'Arte home with you. L'Arte Cafe, Gallery and Garden is a special holiday experience that will stay with you .........
Reviewed 7 September 2023 via mobile

We have been here often and it is certainly worth the short drive out of Taupo proper.

Food, service and coffee at the cafe was very good although did think the beef burger lacked a little in taste and plate presentation.

A wander around the grounds to see some great mosaic pieces. A visit to the gallery usually means we take something home with us too.

Would we visit again, for sure!

Date of visit: September 2023
Thank KiwiWanderers02
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Reviewed 5 June 2023 via mobile

Visited with friends from Taupo as we’d not been here before so was great to try something new. Nice combination of craft and food. We only did coffee but enjoyed the ambiance and surrounds. We had a dog and it was a bit confusing whether they were allowed or not. Sign said no dogs in the deck yet the staff we happy to provide drinking water for our pet.

Date of visit: June 2023
Thank dnlcompton
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Reviewed 15 October 2022

Nice cafe, apart from the very cold metal benches outside. The food for the rest of us came reasonable quickly, but mine did not. after two enquiries of a waitress, and one of the manager or owner, my lunch arrived after everyone else had finished theirs. With no apology at all. I shall not be lunching there again.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Thank MichaelNewZealand
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Reviewed 30 June 2022

We visited L'Arte Cafe for Brunch after reading great reviews of the Cafe and we are both suckers for food and art. We enjoyed the drive to the Cafe along the lake. We ordered a Chai Latte and Mocha which were both great and The L’Arte feast and eggs benedict with salmon and spinach. These filled the spot and even though the weather was cold and damp we still enjoyed a stroll around the gardens after checking out the mosaics and other stunning artwork. A great place to come as a group.

Date of visit: June 2022
Thank 102hazelh
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Reviewed 11 April 2022

Can highly recommend the brioche donuts! Friendly staff, nice setting, fun mosaics. Nice way to spend an hour on a Sunday morning!

Date of visit: April 2022
Thank StaceyCheer
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