New Zealand has its own touch of Barcelona’s Parc Guell. If you wander from the State Highway near Taupo and head towards Acacia Bay, you can discover one of the country’s best-kept cafe secrets. Well, not that much of a secret, as the cafe’s flyer tells us that L’Arte was selected as one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 eating experiences in New Zealand.
Before we even step out of the car, I am full of anticipation. There’s got to be something witty about a cafe whose name is such a glorious pun.
L’Arte provides a feast for the eyes, the soul – and the appetite. The coffee was just right and the Mediterranean Basket was exceptional. The lunch menu offered so many temptations that we need to go back another day to try some of the other tasty looking offerings.