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Fine Fettle Cafe

  • Veg-friendly
    ( 3 reviews )
Contact 073787674

39 Paora Hapi St, Taupo, New Zealand, 3330

Serves meat, vegan options available. Fresh juices, in-house baked breads, a separate vegan and vegetarian menu. Uses fresh & organic ingredients.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Western, Juice bar, Non-veg

Reviews (3)

First Review by Lea

Separate vegan menu - Edit

Had the vegan breakfast. Really good. And great range of teas. Very enjoyable. It also states that vegan / vegetarian food is prepared separately.

Pros: Vegan menu

Cons: A little pricey

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Nothing special but not bad either - Edit

Nice café with lot of space both inside and outside.
There are some vegetarian options available but there the range of meat containing options is far bigger though.
Taste of the food more or less average. Coffee absolutely fine. Staff a bit sleepy but it was morning so understandable.

Pros: best choice in Taupo, lot of space

Cons: average, lot of meat

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Great vegan menu - Edit

I would highly recommend this cafe to vegans travelling in the area. Although it unfortunately serves meat, it is nevertheless a haven for vegetarians in a cruel world! After leaving Auckland and driving around in volcano country for a few days, we thought we would not get a decent breakfast again until Wellington. Dry toast and bottled 'juice' was our typical fare. Most cafés in the tourist areas did not even have soy milk!!

At Fine Fettle all this changed. We got freshly squeezed juice. And fresh wholemeal bread straight out of the oven, made from organic flour they grind themselves. They have a separate menu listing all their vegan items, so you can feel completely confident in what you order, without worrying about suddenly getting a mouthful of mayonnaise in your sandwich, as happened in other places!

The full vegan breakfast had delicious flavourful sautéed mushrooms, grilled tomato, house made baked beans, salt and pepper crispy slices of tofu, hommus for the toast and, saving the best till last, the yummiest hash browns. They were actually like a crispy thin mashed potato cake with lots of finely chopped parsley. On a future visit I would ask for a whole plate of these! The coffee was mellow and rich flavoured. My only suggestion would be that they switch to a non-sweetened brand of soy milk, as it gave the coffee an odd taste.

The rest rooms were also very nice and clean, but this seems to be the norm in New Zealand (unlike Australia).

Pros: Vegan menu, Scrumptious hash browns, Extremely fresh food

Cons: Sweetened funny tasting soy milk

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