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Cafe Lago

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151-153 Ardmore Street, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 2040
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Great service by NZ standards.

We were served very quickly and easily, plus the food was OK and the wait staff helpful. A great place to get a light bite in Wanaka.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Rotorua, New Zealand
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I've been here for breakfast a few times and each time it has been well cooked and very tasty. The staff are always very friendly too.

1 Thank johnsmith114
Wanaka, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Awesome location but ordered a coffee after some wait it came out but it was only warm, not hot how a coffee should be. Would not go back again, for $5 coffee it for sure was not very big.

1 Thank tomwanaka
Bullard, Texas
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Excellent dinner and each person given a wine card to go select the type and size of wine you prefer.

2 Thank 1JRH12
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

In town for the Festival of Colour. Found this cute cafe on the lake. Nice food, reasonable prices for New Zealand and friendly service. Nothing special but nothing terrible.

Thank Clark C
Rotorua, New Zealand
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were served very quickly and easily, plus the food was OK and the wait staff helpful. A great place to get a light bite in Wanaka.

1 Thank 17camps
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Very slow service and below average food. It wasn't busy and there were plenty of staff milling about - and yet we waited 45 minutes for a very simple order.

Thank ThebigcheeseNZ
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

They brew their own Kombucha!!! Free range eggs! Free wifi! Great seating with views of the lake. Love this place. I had the eggs bene on a potato rosti with salmon and grilled seasonal veggies. Yum! Good looking lunch specials too.

2 Thank alibrygotta
Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Cafe Lago has fed us innumerable times over the ski season, as it does quick high quality cafe food with tasty coffee and a smile. Nothing too complex, but always cooked well.

1 Thank John E
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Our first morning in Wanaka was rainy, but we enjoyed a great breakfast in Cafe Lago, perfectly situated on the lakefront, great food, friendly staff and a strong wifi connection to catch up while drinking another cup of tea.

1 Thank magali73
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Went here for breakfast and was hugely disappointed. Not only was it horrifically overpriced, but the food was an almost inedible mixture of overcooked and undercooked. The service also left a lot to be desired. Definitely would not recommend.

Thank Charlotte W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 151-153 Ardmore Street, Wanaka, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 2040

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe


Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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