Lava Glass Café Taupo

Our café is open for breakfast, lunch as well as afternoon tea.

Coffee, Cool Drinks and Shakes

Enjoy a rich and aromatic 100% fairtrade certified organic coffee. We also offer an assortment of cool drinks and shakes.

Cabinet Food and Blackboard Menu

You will be delighted by the selection of fresh, homemade meals and cabinet food. Everything is made of wholesome local, seasonal produce.

There are gluten-free and vegetarian options available.

Cakes and Slices

Those among you with a sweet tooth will certainly enjoy our range of desserts. From Fudge and Zarbo Slices, over cakes to cookies.

Café Taupo Opening Hours

Monday – Sunday

Hot, cool drinks, cabinet food and cakes:
9am – 4pm

Blackboard menu:
9am – 3pm

Our café and garden can also be booked for groups and functions. We offer a Lunch Menu and Afternoon-Tea for pre-booked groups of ten or more.



Lava Breakie $20

eggs, bacon, locally made sausage, portobello mushrooms & housemade rosti. Veggie version available.

Benedict $19
poached eggs, spinach, lemon hollandaise on toasted ciabatta with bacon, salmon or mushrooms.

French Toast $19
spiced labneh, seasonal fruit & house-made candied walnuts using real maple syrup. Add side of bacon $5.

Eggs ‘Your Way’ $10
eggs on toasted ciabatta. Add side of bacon $5.

Granola $12.50
house-made cinnamon toasted granola with seasonal fruit & yoghurt.

Sides $1-$5
streaky bacon, potato rosti, roasted tomatoes, sausage, hollondaise, 2 eggs, portobello mushrooms, toasted ciabatta, toasted grain bread, real maple sirup, gluten-free bread.



Salmon Salad $22

house smoked salmon, salad greens, miso butter, pickled vegetables, ginger juice.

Tree Hugger $18
pan fried haloumi, roasted beetroot & spinach on roasted portabello mushrooms with peanut dukkha sprinkle.

Quesadilla $16
shredded chicken breast, cheddar cheese, blackbean hummus with Sriracha aioli.

Creamy Mushrooms $18
savoury crepe filled with creamy herbed mushrooms.

BLT $15
streaky bacon, tomato, mesclun, relish, garlic aioli on toasted laugen.