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Zest Deli Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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65 Rifle Range Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 5397
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70 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cafe is located on Rifle Range Road about 200 metres from the lake. We go there for breakfast every time we visit Taupo and have never been disappointed. They know how to make tea for the discerning British visitor and the breakfasts are worth the walk. The staff are also very friendly.

Thank Iantravelsalot
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Zest is a special little cafe off the main streets but very handy to town with plenty of parking right at the door. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food and coffee.

Thank Cherry T
Hastings, New Zealand
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182 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed eating there when shopping was finished. Could relax with nice food good service and reasonably priced

Thank leoniehastings
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

A walking group of 10 to 15 people turn up and rearrange the furniture with assistance from staff. Always good service and friendly staff. Great food and reasonably priced.

Thank Vivien T
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The staff were very helpful and service was efficient. Food was delicious and nice big portions for breakfast. Husband enjoyed the coffee (has hated all other coffee in Taupo).

Thank Stacey G
Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Every summer I come home to Taupo and go straight to Zest for a meal! It is great food and the staff are lovely. It is easy to get a car park and just feels much nicer than being in town!

Thank Haidee L
Taupo, New Zealand
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Dissapointed i got a mushroom crepe which was absolutly tasteless it came with sour cream which just added to the fact that it was tasteless salt and pepper couldnt even salvage it, not to mention it was well over priced i also got a nippy milk shake which costed more than there priced next door at the four square wont... More 

Thank Elicia I
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152 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Small wee cafe in suburbia, has outdoor seating which was lovely on the day we visited. The staff really make this cafe, they were super friendly. Food and coffee was good nothing super fancy but no complaints ☺

Thank GF_adventurer_NZ
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124 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

All the staff are wonderfully bubbly and very very attentive, they all help make for a great atmosphere. Delicious coffee and really really good food.

Thank unicyclistjoe
Taupo, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Every staff member from the owners to all well chosen dedicated staff who are all out to please & give us as customers an experience to remember. The T Leaf herbal teas are fresh & any new release available. Great to have the choice to sit inside or outside with a blanket provided if cool.

Thank brianandjudy2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Rifle Range Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 5397

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