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L'Arte Cafe

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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255 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand
+64 7-378 2962
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08:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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Oviedo, Florida
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Jesse M
Napier, New Zealand
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 it. They ofen have live music during peak seasons and it is family friendly. We... More 

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Thank kristabel2016
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Jacqui T
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank leelingching
San Antonio, Texas
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 is a wide collection of fun mosaic art, all for viewing and some for sale.... More 

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Thank Ken M
Hastings, New Zealand
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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.

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Thank Bottlik
Austinvillestaymonth=5
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Wow, what a great little cafe. Top class coffee and food. Unique , a little bit zany , the gardens and artwork are gorgeous

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Thank F2813VAjulier
Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great down to earth Kiwi hospitality and service. Coffee is worth having that 2nd cup and breakfast was delicious.

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A reasonable distance from Taupo CBD but the trip is worth it. Cafe food was nice and the whole place with an artistic flair made it very interesting.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Ok first i should start by saying it was pouring with rain when we arrived. The inside of the cafe is very average and lacks ambience BUT normally we would have sat outside. We had the corn fritters which were bready. More bread than corn so disappointing. My husband had a small bacon and egg pie which was delicious he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:00
Thursday
08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?