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L'Arte Cafe

255 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand
+64 7-378 2962
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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255 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Have you not visited this cafe yet? You must! We go here on our annual trip for the Taupo Summer Concert. It has fabulous food and really good coffee. On top of this - its in a super location (in the country it feels). On...More

Thank kiwikessler
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We came about 10.30 for brunch. We were served quickly at the counter and the food arrived within 10 minutes. It was good, nice poached eggs, small slices of ciabatta toast and bacon. Coffee was good too. Nothing to rave about but not disappointing. Lovely...More

Thank Jeanninet70
Reviewed 21 January 2017

It was a rainy summers day and the cafe was packed with diners. The menu had the usual cafe eats but with a stylish twist. Avacardos mixed with feta and mint, pesto made with sun-dried tomatoes, etc. Very tasty. Catered for vegetarians. Cabinet food and...More

Thank white0nes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Good tasty meals and coffee is great! Quick service too despite being really busy! I had the eggs bene with bacon, the meal was a reasonable size however if you are a big eater I would add a side or two. The best thing about...More

Thank L L
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, very friendly staff! We had a lovely antipasto plate to share... excellent experience!

Thank Flavia D
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Quite a nice place to spend some time in the afternoon for a light lunch n enjoy the nice garden. Menu is quite limited but they do serve nice food.

Thank mesystems
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The only reason I didnt give a 5 star rating is that this cafe is not well signposted. However, once you get there it is great, interesting decor with lots od ceramic pieces for sale, and on display through the grounds, including ceramic outdoor room....More

Thank fredann1
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The combination was winning. we bought several small art pieces from areally quirky and fun gallery and then had a very good lunch al fresco.

Thank Jesse M
Reviewed 24 November 2016

This cafe is enormously popular and can be very busy and does brunch/lunch only. It is rural and in a lovely setting with an attached arts shop. And there is art throughout the indoor and outdoor dining areas too which lends a nice ambience to...More

Thank kristabel2016
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Always a great lunch here. Coffee is tops, everything on the menu is good. The surroundings are just delightful. Well worth the short drive from Taupo town.

Thank Jacqui T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 2962
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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 .........
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