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Cafe Gusto

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1 Lakeside Road, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
6434436639
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Cafe Gusto situated in the centre of town with a gorgeous view of Lake...
Cafe Gusto situated in the centre of town with a gorgeous view of Lake Wanaka. Come and join us for amazing coffee and good selection of delicious food.
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  • 68
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good brunch

The refresh of the cafe has been done well. Bright and welcoming. Coffee is really good as was the service. For brunch, the star for me was the potato & thyme rosti with poached egg, salmon and herb creme fraiche.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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192 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The refresh of the cafe has been done well. Bright and welcoming. Coffee is really good as was the service. For brunch, the star for me was the potato & thyme rosti with poached egg, salmon and herb creme fraiche.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you are looking for a filling lunch in Wanaka this is not the place. Chips over cooked and full of oil, Expensive wine list but didn't matter as no license to sell it anyway. Plenty of other choices in township

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Coffee was fantastic but the one thing that i loved was, i went here twice and the second time they remembered my order from 2 days ago. Couldn't recommend this place enough. Best coffee in Wanaka.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Love how this place is tucked slightly out of the way. Food is consistently great and coffee is awesome.

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Greymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Decided to go here for early breakfast, was very fast and delicious food! We had crepes, eggs bene and bagel. Coffee wasnt the best but the food definitely helped. Later decided to return for lunch! Was so good! The lemon chicken pasta was fantastic! Keep up the great job

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Called in on the off chance and so pleased I did. Great service and awesome BLT. Hilarious conversation between staff and a customer. Made me leave smiling. Thanks Cafe Gusto.

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Wanaka
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

In spite of its location near the lakefront playground, many visitors miss this cafe because it's not that visible as you pass through Wanaka. However it's a favourite with many locals, serving excellent coffee. There's a reasonable selection of counter food and the blackboard menu displays some delicious breakfast and lunch options. Well worth seeking out!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Super average food, staff looked like they didn't want to be there and everything lacked seasoning except for more chai which was over seasoned with cinnamon

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Maleny, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The coffee, food and service at Cafe Gusto was the best we found for a breakfast / coffee / lunch venue. The coffee was definitely the best in Wanaka. This had changed since I last visited. The Health Store had the best coffee then, but now they offer good plunge coffee only.

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Bournemouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Ate here several times during a recent stay and the food was always good and and fresh and filling. Friendly service. Like several other local cafes it closes around 4pm, unfortunately.

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Additional Information about Cafe Gusto

Address: 1 Lakeside Road, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
Phone Number: 6434436639
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $15

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Lakeside Road, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: 6434436639

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $15

Description

Cafe Gusto situated in the centre of town with a gorgeous view of Lake Wanaka. Come and join us for amazing coffee and good selection of delicious food.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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