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Ritual Espresso Cafe

18 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
03 443 6662
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Ranked #6 of 57 restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: We are the locals choice of cafe with a deli cabinet full of freshly made salads,frittata, crepes, and more. There is a full range of breakfast and lunch options from our blackboard menu. We also serve freshly made muffins, scones and a selection of slices and cakes. In all cases there is a good selection of gluten free options.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: We are the locals choice of cafe with a deli cabinet full of freshly made salads,frittata, crepes, and more. There is a full range of breakfast and lunch options from our blackboard menu. We also serve freshly made muffins, scones and a selection of slices and cakes. In all cases there is a good selection of gluten free options.
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We always visit Ritual when in Wanaka. It was the first place recommended to us by locals. Good coffee, good food, nice atmosphere, and always busy.

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Coomera, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

amazing food - great service - served by the owner and made too feel very comfortable.. a must to enjoy.. we walked past another cafe with the better location only to find ritual tucked away up the street.. very glad we kept walking..

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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154 reviews 154 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I can only speak to their delectable gluten-free brownies, filled with white chocolate chips and a side of yogurt, which became my daily treat during our couple of days in Wanaka - Yum!! When a surly bee overtook my brownie one day outside it was tragic :)

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Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This cafe has a great atmosphere situated in the middle of Wanaka makes you feel your in the middle of a bIg city. Coffee is up to standard and the breakfast served was delicious. Definitely returning customers.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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92 reviews 92 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My wife and I are vegetarians, so were very pleased to see good healthy vegetarian meals at Ritual Expresso Cafe. It was good food and coffee. I watched the staff preparing the food and good to see them using fresh herbs and other ingredients. We would recommend this cafe for good food and coffee.

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Adelaide, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Food was really nice, serving sizes were pretty generous. Unbeknownst to is we went on a public holiday but we didn't have to wait too long for our food. Has a nice atmosphere and I think this is the best coffee in Wanaka (that I tried).

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Wanaka
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Wanaka is full of cafés. But, you only need visit one of them...Ritual! We are quite fussy about our coffee and Ritual never disappoints. Every staff member can make a great coffee. The owners guarantee that. And if a good cup of coffee wasn't enough, you also get friendly, fast service, absolutely delish food and always a friendly local to... More

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Birmingham
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Best coffe, cakes and food. Bit pricey but you get what you pay for. Used by locals and very popular accordingly.

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Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Staying in Wanaka for around ten days we had time to sample the wealth of coffee shops the area had to offer. Ritual was by far or favorite! Great coffee, delicious food and very friendly staff. We'll be back here once the snow season starts!

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San Francisco
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I did not try the coffee here (wish I had, but discovered the spot too late). They have these amazing sausage rolls in the display case (and I am not a sausage fan)...great flavor, not greasy and perfect size for a post bike ride snack. For dessert, if you want something that is not overly sweet (which I found to... More

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