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Taste Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, European
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10 Roberts Street | Lake front, Taupo Town Centre, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 0086
06:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 18:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a family breakfast here. Awesome service and great food. Recommend the triple eggs benedict, bacon and salmon.

Thank 169sherylv
Taupo, New Zealand
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We phoned to book a table on a very busy night. The staff were very accomodating and even kept the kitchen open for us. We had the Thai chicken salad and mirrocsn pita. Very tasty meals, good serving size. Pleasant atmosphere and staff were very helpful. Would recommend for a casual / family dining experience

Thank Dale M
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to stop here for breakfast on our way up north, we grabbed a menu and went up to the counter to order and the guy making the coffees was talking to some customers whist making the coffees which is fine except he couldn't multi task and he kept stopping what he was doing to talk instead of making... More 

Thank s0phs_12
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for early morning breakfast. Highly recommend the energy breakfast. Coffee is excellent as well.

Thank Dieter S
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210 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Warm and cosy good strong coffee, pleasant service and coffees came out fast and hot, strong, first sip really perked you up. I've only seen one other place similar where there are plates in display units, chandeliers a record player!!! And books, how cool is that. I especially liked the giant canvases in the middle of the cutlery. Tantalising cabinet... More 

Thank Marlaina C
Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in for early breakfast ahead of a lake cruise. Place seemed busy, but not at all packed. Guy behind the order point was friendly. Menu is standard cafe.. How hard can it be? One serve of poached eggs with toast and bacon One serve of eggs benedict, with own-smoked salmon One cappuccino, one flat white.. Apparently very hard on... More 

Thank Bushwalker_13
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Taupo waterfront was obviously busy because it was New Year's Day.. so we pre empted that it would be a delay. They informed us it would be 45 mins which we understood. After an hour, 2 meals on our table we're delivered, but ours weren't. We could see a few orders getting taken to the wrong table and people... More 

Thank Ian C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eggs Benedict and the Healthy breakfast were just amazing. Only let down was the wait for our hot drinks but would certainly go back for breakfast again.

Thank Inverness1966
Bangkok, Thailand
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wandered in off the streets for dinner. Ordered crisp clean Monteith's lagers, which are always good on a hot day. Moving on the the food we had pumpkin soup, chicken and avocado salad, Moroccan chicken pita, and mussels with sake and garlic. Everyone in our party was more than satisfied. Great flavours, fast service, and reasonable prices. Will definitely... More 

Thank Giles P
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138 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I was initally hesitant from the look outside but was really impressed! The food was really good, Mushroom breakfast was awesome. Everyone was really happy with their breakfasts, the salmon eggs benny had really good salmon with it. Get a large coffee so you can get the cool cups ☺ The food was served really quickly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Cafe, New Zealand, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Roberts Street | Lake front, Taupo Town Centre, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-377 0086

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