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Penguino Gelato Cafe

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85 Montgomery Square | P O Box 1225, Nelson, New Zealand
03 545 6450
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Dining options: Lunch

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  • 4
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
home made ice creams, creative, tasty, innovative. Must visit!

Great ice cream ! the best in town. guaranteed home made, cretaive, tasty and great flavours. A fool who misses Penguinos !...

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Bern, Switzerland
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Bern, Switzerland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great ice cream ! the best in town. guaranteed home made, cretaive, tasty and great flavours. A fool who misses Penguinos !...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This small place, run by Phillip - a super nice and friendly guy, offers nice variety of ice cream flavors. The vibe of the place is really nice and the location is right in the center of Nelson!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Absolutely delicious!!! I especially recommend the Mint Watermelon Chile gelato and the Hokey Pokey gelato!

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We stopped here after a day trip to cool down. Great flavour selection. I had a coffee flavour with Apfel Streusel and it was very nice. Girls serving were polite and friendly.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great wee spot to cool down on a hot Nelson afternoon. I had strawberry and mint, and it was perfect. Very much enjoyed.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I have went to the shop and ask for sampling of few flavour of ice cream but they have refused to serve me with the reason that i have tested 3 flavours. This is the first time i have encountered such a bad service in the ice cream shop. The ice cream is nothing to shout about if you try... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We sampled several different ice creams on our trip in the South Island, and this was the best by far! The proprietor was very personable as well, which is another plus.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

We came here because the recomendetions in lonely planet and it really appeared wonderful! We took the kivi and blackcurrant sorbe flavors and it was very unique and tasty!! Also the owner of the place was so welcoming and interesting person to talk with! We are highly recommend!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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104 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We love Penguino’s. Such interesting flavours, it is great to be able to sample as many as you want before making the difficult choice as to which one you really prefer over all the other wonderful flavours :-)

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London, United Kingdom
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

I came here for the 'award winning' boysenberry sorbet and I was sorely disappointed. It was very plain tasting and I was overall very unenthusiastic about it. I am normally quite easy to please when it come to food but this jut didn't cut it for me. The sour plum had a pick more oomph but even that wasn't very... More 

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Additional Information about Penguino Gelato Cafe

Address: 85 Montgomery Square | P O Box 1225, Nelson, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 545 6450
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
Cuisine: Ice Cream

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 85 Montgomery Square | P O Box 1225, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: 03 545 6450

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream

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