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L'Arte Cafe

255 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand
+64 7-378 2962
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
255 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parsnip soup with blue cheese and bread- was very slow in arriving and lacked blue cheese but was otherwise very warm and filling. The salad selection was also very nice and if a couple of you shared it was very reasonable. Funky mosaic everywhere and...More

Thank D P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had brunch here with my husband last week on a quiet morning (quiet for Cafe L'arte which can get very busy) and we enjoyed sitting outside on the deck whilst still being cosy (clear awnings rolled down and overhead heaters) and had great food....More

Thank kristabel2016
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Gallery filled with imaginative &beautiful art for indoors and outdoors. Superb food in cafe. A perfect place for all the senses.

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We had a early lunch here on a Sunday. The place was packed but we found a table. I had the smashed avocado with poached egg and a side of bacon. Hubby had corn fritters and the 16 year old had eggs bene with salmon....More

Thank Deirdre S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

If I say our lunch visit to L Arte cafe was great you would not be too surprised. It is winter and our little drive up Mapara Road was rewarded with a great selection of food at very reasonable prices. The art on the walls...More

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 1 July 2017

My Partner and I have recently purchased the Beautiful Belle vue Boutique just down the road and were thrilled to find this lovely cafe just up our road. We visit frequently and are never disappointed, although always an expensive lunch as we cannot resist shopping...More

Thank Liz G
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

We spent a relaxing couple of hours here for lunch. Great uncomplicated menu, good coffee and the opportunity to view the art whilst waiting for a table to become available. Alcohol is also served for those who fancy wine or beer with their food.

Thank DJWW_13
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We hadn't been to L'arte for a while, lunch was very average. The menu sounded pretty good - avoid the lamb! Greasy and undercooked chops rather than delicate cutlets and little tackers kid meal was terrible, I can't figure out how the saveloys had been...More

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

But glad we did. Came with a large group but we were all served reasonably fast. The open bacon sandwich was lovely. Very friendly service. Don't go near the ceramic gallery as it is way too tempting.

Thank Murray C
Reviewed 11 May 2017

.... and was surprised to see so few people there when the other indoor galleries, cafes & touristy places that we had visited that morning were so busy. Our experience was a good one - nice cafe food, friendly staff, quick service & pleasant surroundings....More

Thank Lady_Imrahil
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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