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Cafe Gusto

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1 Lakeside Road, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
03 443 6639
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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 coffee, great service

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Maleny, Australia
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Maleny, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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63 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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53 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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21 restaurant reviews
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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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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Chirizo breakfast burrito--yum. excellent presentation and taste. price-OK. MASSIVE blueberry, chocolate muffin that filled me up for the whole day

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Gusto in Wanaka sits in a lovely central location, and the food, service and coffee are outstanding. We turned up on very short notice with a party of 20 odd for breakfast at 9:15am. The happily seated us together, moving tables to accommodate us. The service was outstanding. The food was devine, and the coffee something special. None of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

we had lunch here...a couscous salad and a falafel platter with grilled halloumi cheese. Both were exceptional. Coffee as a follow-on, so we didn't feel guilty taking advantage of the wifi, excellent.

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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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