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Penguino Gelato Cafe

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85 Montgomery Square, Nelson, New Zealand
03 545 6450
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious

So many delicious flavours to choose from. I prefer mine in a cup, but also the option of cones. Beware of the baby cones though - they are almost solid chocolate - not really that great for our wee tots. Got one for my granddaughter and she spent the rest of the day on the ceiling!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Raewyn7150
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Nelson, New Zealand
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

So many delicious flavours to choose from. I prefer mine in a cup, but also the option of cones. Beware of the baby cones though - they are almost solid chocolate - not really that great for our wee tots. Got one for my granddaughter and she spent the rest of the day on the ceiling!!!

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Bern, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 85 Montgomery Square, Nelson, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 545 6450
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson

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

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