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Cafe Baku

42 Roberts Street | Lake Front Dining District, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 6715
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“salad” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, International, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
42 Roberts Street | Lake Front Dining District, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 206 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited this cafe because of its good reviews but I am a little confused why that it. We went in on a Sunday morning waiting to be seated. We were clearly look at the staff waiting to be seated or at least someone to...More

Thank Su Zen C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went into Cafe Baku, clearly was looking to be sat down. Several staff were around but no greeting and a rude staff member just shouted "excuse me". Stood around for a while and decided to take a seat, still no service. Would definitely not come...More

Thank Happyclam1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing caramel lattes! Creamy not too strong and perfectly hot. The service is always lovely 😊 the food looks like something out of a picture. I am a creature of habit and have the French toast which is one of the best and my bf...More

Thank HayleyH1095
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw a picture of the full breakfast they do on trip and advisor and was sold straight away. When I got to the cafe i was a bit unsure though as it was incredibly busy and located right by the waterfront. But when the breakfast...More

Thank richardgL7105VF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The title sums up our experience at Cafe Baku. Great service, really lovely food at a fair price point and lovely people. It was a really busy Sunday lunchtime, but truthfully you would really know, staff are really friendly and flexible. We would love to...More

Thank Cranky007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Baku have a good menu with quick sevice. Coffee was nice and food was good quality and tasty. Nice place for brunch!!!!

Thank Jade R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to go for coffee or lunch on a cold wintry day in Taupo. Ambience is very warm and comfortable. Staff were great, coffee good and the quesadilla excellent.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoy the crepe Suzette at this cafe it’s just a pity they don’t make their own crepes they are so simple to make. The bought ones have a funny taste to them...

Thank Bluez21
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We went for brunch yesterday and it was so good we went back for lunch today. Coffee was excellent. Service was fast and friendly. We had a mixture of menu and cabinet food and it was all fabulous. The Calamari was so tender and tasty...More

Thank Kiwiboy456
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Decor and cabinet selection looked great. We may have made a mistake ordering from the menu... ordered pancakes and they were out of a packet and just warmed up and put on the plate. The bacon was mostly fat and the quantity was small. The...More

Thank NJH1
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petf1c
30 April 2018|
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Response from Poppycox2016 | Reviewed this property |
there is a large outdoor seating area which I am sure would be fine. I can't imagine it would be OK for a dog to be inside - that is the norm for all eating establishment in NZ that I have ever been to. Outside only for dogs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 16:00
Monday
06:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 16:00
Thursday
06:00 - 16:00
Friday
06:00 - 16:00
Saturday
06:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Roberts Street | Lake Front Dining District, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 6715
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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.
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