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Cafe Lago

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151-153 Ardmore Street, Wanaka, New Zealand
Today
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    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
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Rotorua, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rotorua, New Zealand
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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.

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4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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.

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alibry
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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.

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France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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.

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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.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Horrible!!! Trying to strain my green tea through my teeth In my cup is not my idea of a good time. Why no strainer in the pot? I asked and they said, "we don't have any" SERIOUSLY!! As for the food again if you want pre packed heat and eat out of a container bluk brought things then you have... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Coffee was very good. Breakfasts coming out looked amazing. Only downside is that the inside didn't have very good acoustics and was very noisy. Also part of the cafe is unfinished but should be good once its done.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Have been here a number of times and always found it good. As a Coeliac, I want to be able to eat like everyone else, and it is very easy to make things gluten free, but even though I adapted a meal and asked that it be gluten free, it wasn't. The person behind the till was obviously new as... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Yes. This is my pick for coffee and cafe in Wanaka. Handy location serving up Hummingbird coffee. The service is great without being pretentious which can be a problem in this part of the country.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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