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Cafe Ambience

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51 Main Street, Gore, New Zealand
032085888
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 15
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy food and great coffee

Deviated to Gore solely looking for a Geocache (!) and dined here based on TA reviews. We weren't disappointed. Great food, great tea/coffee and an abundance of Ambience (see what I did there?!) My daughter reckons the nuggets and chips combo served on a stand with its own ketchup arm was the best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
olthomas44
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Perth
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sydney
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The coffee was only warm and the Lemon and coconut slice was tasteless and had a rubbery texture. We might have just had a bad day as the place was fairly busy and it was mid morning Saturday.

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Thank MarcelSydney
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It might be the best café in town but you're not really spoilt for choice. The staff are genuinely friendly and the food is ample & affordable. It's not amazing but compared to all the other 'tea rooms' in town, it's great. Café snobs beware.

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Thank hurbg
Perth
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215 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Deviated to Gore solely looking for a Geocache (!) and dined here based on TA reviews. We weren't disappointed. Great food, great tea/coffee and an abundance of Ambience (see what I did there?!) My daughter reckons the nuggets and chips combo served on a stand with its own ketchup arm was the best she ever had.

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2 Thank olthomas44
Clinton, null, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always good coffee, yummy food and quick service. This is a favourite for take away coffee - ring ahead and it is waiting for you. Consistently good coffee and yummy savoury scones - great lunch combo!

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1 Thank Tracey P
Invercargill, New Zealand
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292 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Great coffee here and a nice cabinet display of food. The salmon feculle was delicious and crusty. Service was really good. A constant stream of people coming in and out. Recommended.

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1 Thank CraigandTania
Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

As well as the best coffees in town, Ambience do great juices - and my favourite is "Detox" with apple, beetroot, and carrot juice with fresh mint. They do great cheese rolls, muffins, and always have an excellent selection of food in the cabinet.

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1 Thank KarenP51
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107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The food and coffee was quite good and the service fast. Located on the main street with plenty of parking.

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1 Thank TravellingBudha
Balclutha, New Zealand
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

This wee cafe has good food and good coffee as well as friendly staff. There is a wide range of food and drink including smoothies and freshly made juices. A menu to order from and a lovely selection in the cabinet.

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1 Thank Bronnie25
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This place is really good. The food is always amazing..the coffee is always good. Probably the best place in Gore for lunch. I wish they served dinner.

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1 Thank Adam W
Dunedin, New Zealand
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere, excellent tasting food and good range to select from. Very busy at lunch time so go early or late.

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1 Thank Mary W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51 Main Street, Gore, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Gore
  • Phone Number: 032085888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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