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Penguino Gelato Cafe

85 Montgomery Square | P O Box 1225, Nelson, New Zealand
03 545 6450
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Ranked #22 of 121 Restaurants in Nelson
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Most recent review
- May 17, 2014
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English first
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

we where lucky to vista as they normal close in the winter months. but they are only open friday, saturdays and sundays over this period. they have received so many awards for there ice cream. They have very funky flavours, but really work well. i had 2 scoops at the price of $5.50, rum raisins and white chocolate. i would... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

icecream is very good but pricy. For me it is only a treat once in a while. Nice to sit insde too, but not much seating outside

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Nelson, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The popularity of this cafe speaks for itself. Very tasty icecreams to take away, or sit and have in the cafe with a coffee.

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Nelson
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Nelson's favourite summer spot. Hidden away a bit and can be expensive if your kids imaginations get away on your wallet, but a wonderful refuge from the trials of shopping. Seek it out.

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We were all enthusiastically greeted as soon as we entered by 2 staff dressed as penguins as it was one of the girls last day. Sampled a few different flavors and it was very hard to decide on which to pick. The range is great with lots of classic favourites mixed with some interesting (but still delicious) new combos such... More

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Canberra, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We love gelato, and have tried many sorts in different parts of the world, and this outlet stands up to any of them and outranks most. The range of flavours isn't enormous, but there are really unusual and intriguing ones. I had an avocado and pumpkin seed combined with a NZ fruit that I'd not heard of, and would have... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Yummy ice cream and gelato. Always seem to be busy. Good varieties of flavours to choose from! If I have a sweet tooth this is the first place I think of! Will be back again.

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Milan, Italy
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I really like Penguino's ice cream! The place is in the town centre and they serve many types of ice creams. The price is very good too!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Having eaten a LOT of gelato in recent years (especially in Australia) this compares pretty well. $NZ5.50 ($US4.50) gives you two decent scoops in either a cone or pottle. A good, if not massive, range of flavours is available. I tried a few fruit ones: mandarin, feijoa, mango, lemon as well as the obligatory chocolate and caramel. I recommend the... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

What can I say... its ice cream :-) Nice. Roomy establishment. Right in the centre of town. Walk out the door and stroll through the flea market on a Saturday Morning... mmmmm nice.

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