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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 9
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  • 2
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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
Awesome Staff

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Manwar S
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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70 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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74 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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Dorset, UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great food for veggies! The best we've had in NZ so far. Loved being able to choose your own mix of fruit / veg for fresh juices.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Came here on a suggestion from a fellow vegetarian friend. The falafel lunch was amazing! This was probably the best meal I had in Lake Wanaka - authentic, flavorful, filling, and did not feel heavy as most Italian foods do. This should be a must on your list if you are visiting Lake Wanaka.

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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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?