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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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67 Tongariro St, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-378 9555
07:00 - 15:30
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All hours
Sun 07:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 15:30
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Super friendly owner , great cabinet food and our dogs got a warm welcome. Have eaten there multiple times visiting Taupo and never been disappointed - even when there super busy service is excellent!

Thank Sarah E
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90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Walked all around Taupo on a long weekend looking for somewhere nice to eat and finally stumbled on bodyfuel which is actually on the main road. The coffee was delicious- great flavour. I had a mushroom and haloumi with a Greek salad which was delicious. The flavours were great and it everything was really fresh. There was a large selection... More 

1 Thank Jandalz3
Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I'd been here once before, so while on holiday and having a day in town I chose to return to this cafe. My Thai soup was luke warm if that, and after failing to catch the eye of the waitress with voice and hand signals, I took the soup back to the counter. A new soup was delivered, warmer than... More 

Thank Chrissie195
Tauranga, New Zealand
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My son and I enjoyed breakfast here this morning, mum had eggs bene with bacon which was the best i have had anywhere yet! Son enjoyed pancakes with bacon! Both meals were well presented. We didn't wait long at all in fact I was surprised how fast our order arrived. Coffee was nice and banana smoothie I sampled was delicious... More 

Thank ExplorerGG
Wellington, New Zealand
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

With menus boards high on the wall and ready to eat food on display we stood back and mulled over our options while the staff patiently waited for us. The prices seamed high but as we happily discover it was a god representation of the quality of the food. The caramelised onions were the best my partner had ever eaten... More 

Thank susiecampgirl
Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Great food - both the buttermilk pancakes and the French toast went down a treat - really generous servings and delicious bits and pieces served alongside (bacon, fruit, marscapone...). The service was awesome and we got some great advice about activities to do while we were in Taupo. Will definitely be back for a second visit.

Thank nicrennz
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Good gluten free, dairy free & paleo options. Delicious food & staff are allergy aware. Lots of cabinet & menu options. Good coffee.

Thank Janine G
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at bodyfuel many times in the past and have always been happy. However I'm not sure what has changed but we both found that our meals (especially the eggs) lacked flavour and care. The kids seemed to enjoy their's and the staff were accomodating with a ham and cheese toastie, but the meals themselves lacked the finesse... More 

Thank Emms160
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Been here many times for a nice lunch or breakfast. This time around everyone at the table said their meal was just 'ok'. Personally I had what I always get and it was far from good. Won't be coming back. Feel it was pricey and the standard has dropped from 4 stars to 2 stars. I rate this like a... More 

Thank Tim T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Great choice of foods and coffee and other drinks. I had the Eggs Benny with bacon; holy cow it was awesome! It tasted so good I wanted to dlap my momma! Cozy atmosphere, quaint lttle restaurant. A must try.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Tongariro St, Taupo, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 9555

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?