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Cafe Gusto

1 Lakeside Road, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
03 443 6639
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Ranked #9 of 63 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
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Wanaka, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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UK
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had smashed advocado with poached eggs on sour dough toast. It was great and cost just 12 dollars.

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Melbourne, Australia
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235 reviews 235 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Had breakfast here a couple of mornings looking out over the lake. The people were very friendly and readily accommodated our "special" requests including vegemite for my brother. Good coffee. The focaccia they used for fast was perfect with avocado. Cut thick but very light.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Awesome coffee, delicious food and friendly efficient staff what more could you ask for. Will definitely be back next time I'm in town. :-)

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Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had a late lunch at this café. The service was very friendly, and they went out of their way to make it easy for us. They made a special toasted sandwich for our three year old, and it arrived first so no issues with a hungry child. Our food was very tasty, and reasonably priced. They do breakfast and... More 

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New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Address: 1 Lakeside Road, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 443 6639
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka

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