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Cafe Gusto

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1 Lakeside Road, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
03 443 6639
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 9
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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
Great BLT

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Trevor S
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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83 reviews 83 reviews
64 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
71 helpful votes 71 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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81 reviews 81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I had a great breakfast here from the specials menu, smashed advocado and eggs and had the balsamic mushrooms as a side. It was delicious as was the hot fresh coffee

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Brisbane, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

After eye'ing up the delicious baked goods we decided to stay for breakfast. Yummy choices and friendly staff, only complaint would be I wish the food was hotter. Great place though, keep up the delicious treats and food!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We went there for the breakfast, our bacon was overcooked and the rest of the plate was average. Recommended by our motel host and with so many good reviews, maybe it's just our tastes.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 1 Lakeside Road, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: 03 443 6639

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