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Cafe Gusto

1 Lakeside Road, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
03 443 6639
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Ranked #9 of 60 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
New Zealand
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed in Wanaka for 5 days and Café Gusto quickly became our regular stop for breakfast / brunch. Very tasty food, good coffee, well located, and some seats have a good view of the lake & mountains. Sometimes the service was a little slow but it was always very friendly. The café appeared to be well patronised by locals,... More

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Chile
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We went here twice, as the location is great and so was the coffee. We tried the long black, flat white, and green tea. Nice service, too.

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New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great food and excellent service. It pays to make a booking as hard to get into some nights with tables turning over over several times.

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

As far as cafes go, the one has nothing outstanding to speak of (positive or otherwise). It's exactly what you would expect when you order bacon and eggs, or sandwiches, or coffee. It's neither delicious nor disgusting. At $20++ a pop, you might want to make your own breakfast instead, though.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Cafe Gusto is a great cafe. Very cosy, right in the town centre, great coffee and service. I went there for lunch on a sunny beautiful day. It was not busy at all and I was served by a friendly waitress. I had their BLEAT sandwich - BACON, LETTUCE, EGG, AVOCADO and TOMATO...yep all complete in one sandwich served with... More

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Have been eating lunches/breakfast at Gusto for many years and I have never had a bad meal. Their soups are the best and their coffee is always nice and strong (that is how I like mine).

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

this is our third meal at Gusto, great at catering to our families eating needs, gluten and dairy free, lovely good and great service. Good coffee

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

After reading positive reviews on TripAdvisor we went to Gusto with high expectations. Our lunch was pleasant except for the soup of the day which was described as cauliflower soup but tasted more like blue cheese soup. We had to get our money back on that one. The coffee was not as outstanding as another reviewer suggests. They use Ozone.... More

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Dunedin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I'm a regular at Gusto. Food is always yummy and consistently good. So popular that you have to fight for a seat. Yummy food to take away as well.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The food and coffee at Gusto are so consistently good we do eat here at least once a week. I have never been disappointed by breakfast whatever I order. The Gusto Salad is delicious and their blackboard specials never disappoint.

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