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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 16:00 Hours
Cafe, International, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
42 Roberts Street | Lake Front Dining District, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Went here after reading recommendations on here and was very impressed had large salad bowl for lunch which was great value and very filling. Service was quick despite them being very busy would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank blodeuwedd99
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely cafe with great smoothies and delicious cakes! Their chocolate eclair was so good!! We didn't eat anything else in there but everything we saw looked great.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 974marianw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a treat. A very clean, sharp cafe on the waterfront. We both had the workers breakfast and a coffee to our request with a small jug of milk(the staff were so accommodating and took pride in their job). The breakfast was so tasty and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank davidwilliambarnes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came across this place purely by accident out looking for an early morning coffee. Got the coffee which was delicious, had abit of a talk with staff while waiting for coffee. Went back to our motel and told my husband how friendly the staff were....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Donna T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was yummy and decent pricing. Tasted delicious and the kids loved it too. Coffee was great. Great location and the staff were very nice and inviting.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 765caseyr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in to use the bathroom and to have a coffee. I had a orange and almond cake with cream cheese icing....delicious! Great fast service with a smile too!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KarenJDG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was recommended this place so I tried it twice over the weekend thinking my first average experience was perhaps a one off. Unfortunately it wasn’t. My first attempt was coffee and cake. The cake tasted like a generic supermarket cake jazzed up a little...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NicoleT3445
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Eggs Benedict was fantastic! Service was great, very friendly. The menu caters for everyone, and the setting is just amazing.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Freedom749991
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of people, but friendly staff manage well. Both inside & outside seating, with great views across Lake Taupo. Range of food from snacks to mains. Loved the Mediterranean dish wifh grilled haloumi and lamb. Good range of desserts.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PeterGC5000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything good and nothing bad here. Ate breakfast here twice over past week. On each occassion the food and coffee were great. Staff wete attentive and serbed our meals with a smile. The mince was myfavourite.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ticktacktoe001
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
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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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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