We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Taste Cafe

10 Roberts Street | Lake front, Taupo Town Centre, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-377 0086
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“eggs benedict” (17 reviews)
“pumpkin soup” (3 reviews)
“blt” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Pizza, Cafe, Healthy, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
10 Roberts Street | Lake front, Taupo Town Centre, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (221)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 216 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The fact that nearby food places were a lot busier should have alerted us! Eggs Benedict and field mushrooms poor. Hollandaise sauce underwhelming. Toilet cleanliness ok but could be better.

Thank WellingtonJen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prime location overlooking Lake Taupo. The iced chocolate is drinkable, but in my opinion not worth the calories. A bit effort in presentation would go a long way.

Thank Boris G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The very best iced coffee! Full of flavour and delicious. The food is excellent too - try the feta and spinach tart.

Thank taupogran
Reviewed 1 week ago

indoor and outdoor seating, good breakfast menu, well cooked food. friendly serving staff, and lovely views aross the esplanade to the lake. they even had HP sauce to hand! recommended.

Thank gam8le
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice simple cafe had a reasonable price prawn salad simple but tasty pizza looked ok and good view of the lake.

Thank bopmitch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service is more a cleaning service ( have to ask if you want your table cleaned). When asking for a local beer the guy proposes you a Corona(...). This being told the food is OK and the price not so cheep (90 NZD for...More

Thank hamelinp1972
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Taupo to visit my friend two weeks ago. One Saturday morning, my friend and I went for a walk to the shore and got hungry so decided to grab something. Eggs benedict that I ordered was the best ever as it's served...More

1  Thank EasygoingJesse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove from Tauranga and had dinner at taste the night before and came in for breakfast the next day. I had the berry smoothie while my son had the hot chocolate. Both came very quickly and were delicious. The eggs benedict were superb, and the...More

1  Thank danielbae94
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, terrific coffee, and the wait staff are great! Good views and right by the beach with outside seating

1  Thank Jordan A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quick lunch stop and the roast veggie panini was very tasty, NZD 10.50. Service was quick for 3 of us which was great! Not many customers but it was a Thursday lunch time. Would call again.

Thank Diddicoy
Nearby HotelsSee all 68 hotels in Taupo
Great Lake Motel
100 reviews
.27 km away
Absolute Lake View Motel
27 reviews
.29 km away
Acacia Lake View Motel
55 reviews
.34 km away
Le Chalet Suisse Motel
382 reviews
.41 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Vine Eatery & Bar
798 reviews
.13 km away
Dixie Brown's
1,953 reviews
.10 km away
Cafe Baku
126 reviews
.12 km away
Waterside Restaurant & Bar
529 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Taupo Museum
179 reviews
.31 km away
Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
140 reviews
.29 km away
Tongariro Expeditions
261 reviews
.28 km away
White Water World Taupo
58 reviews
.26 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Taste Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
6:30 AM - 5:30 AM
6:30 AM - 5:30 AM
6:30 AM - 5:30 AM
6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing