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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” (19 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 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 28 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 23 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
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I had a lovely lunch at this cafe, with a class of wine. The staff are friendly and the cafe is beautifully decorated inside and out.

Thank leelingching
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We are two couples, staying at the Acacia Cliffs Lodge within 2 km. We dropped of our luggage about noon, and came to L'Arte for lunch. We each had something different, and each of us was very pleased. The surroundings, however, make the cafe. There...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Had a great lunch with friends here while on holiday in Taupo. The staff were friendly and happy and the sweetcorn fritter stack was second to none. All of us liked our meals and the food selection was excellent.

Thank Bottlik
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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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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