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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 #24 of 115 restaurants in Nelson
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Most recent review
- Mar 27, 2014
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English first
Nelson, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 restaurant reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Something for everyone: the kids loved the strawberry and mum could try out wild flavours like Olive! Exquisite icecream, friendly service. Also great stroopwaffels.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

very tasty ice-cream which has its price. I find over 3 dollars for a small cone a bit pricey but the times are over when you got a huge ice-cream for a dollar I suppose... But still worth going, definitely better value than the frozen yoghurt place which I think is completely overpriced.

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