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.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

L'Arte Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
255 Mapara Road | Acacia Bay, Taupo 3385, New Zealand
+64 7-378 2962
08:00 - 16:00
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 157: English reviews
Taupo, New Zealand
Level Contributor
154 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Art Lovers at a lovely location - Taupo puts on a lovely morning every weekend for L'Arte Café and its lovely foods & coffee.

Thank Merv-Taupo
Cambridge, New Zealand
Level Contributor
137 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

We arrived around mid morning and the place was quite busy. The girl that served us seemed to be a bit snowed under and we were served and it was all rather under whelming. The coffee was good. The food was ok although the potato cake thing was large and bland. I specifically asked for my hollandaise on the side... More 

Thank Viv W
Hamilton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Four adults and a child went for brunch. Good selection of food albeit a little expensive. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Some members of our party were a little disappointed with their meal but the walk around the grounds were enjoyed by all ages. We have been before and would return just because this cafe is so different... More 

Thank dgee2013
Tauranga, New Zealand
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

I was part of a large group dining at this café.....Our organiser was told she could not book but they were aware that we were coming. When ordering food several of our group were asked if they wanted the tomatoes and mushrooms with their order. They were not told they were extras. This is a very dishonest way to get... More 

2 Thank shirley s
Hamilton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

We met a friend at L'arte and have been several times before. The coffee is always great and our brunch was tasty albeit a bit pricey. We loved the bread our eggs were served on. It's always good to have a look around at all the Art and ceramics on display.

Thank Sassysas1970
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

Seriously the coffee is amazing! It's a funky cafe with lots of cool art stuff by local artists available on display and for sale. It's a great place for brunch or just a coffee.

1 Thank 19AS
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

What do I say!! Flies everywhere but we still decided to have a coffee and cake. Passionfruit slice x 2 eaten by 4. Yoghurt or cream extra 50c. Coffee ok but nothing to rave about. Used entertainment voucher and told could only use for 3 coffees, first time we have ever been told that. Will never come again.

Thank Karen L
Hastings, New Zealand
Level Contributor
51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

Love it, nourish fresh food, fresh tasty tea and coffee. Amazing funky art projects, mosaics, ceramics hidden amongst the attractive gardens.

Thank Marytindall
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

Taupo struggles a bit when it comes to evening restaurants but thrives on the brunchy lunchy scene. And this place is a great example of why this is the case. Yummy combinations of bacon , onion and tomato combined with a pretty mosaic- filled setting make this a lunch time treat. After eating, wander to view the pretty pottery.

Thank helan1
Taupo, New Zealand
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Very interesting place to visit if you are into the Arts - food is excellent but perhaps a bit on the expensive side

Thank Sandy W

Travellers who viewed L'Arte Cafe also viewed

Taupo, Taupo District
Taupo, Taupo District
Taupo, Taupo District
Taupo, Taupo District
Taupo, Taupo District

Been to L'Arte Cafe? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
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
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 .........

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from L'Arte Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?