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Cafe Ambience

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51 Main Street, Gore, New Zealand
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Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best coffee ever

On a freezing cold day, I was missing home slightly and was hanging for a decent coffee. By trip advisors recommendation I visited cafe ambience. My caramel late was the best caramel late I have ever tasted. It was the prefect temp, perfect coffee to caramel ratio and had the right amount of thick... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Katrina H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

On a freezing cold day, I was missing home slightly and was hanging for a decent coffee. By trip advisors recommendation I visited cafe ambience. My caramel late was the best caramel late I have ever tasted. It was the prefect temp, perfect coffee to caramel ratio and had the right amount of thick froth on top. My toasted blt... More 

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Gore, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

as a experienced barista I'm pleased to say this place makes great coffee and has good service. It's hard to find good coffees nowadays and i definitely was pleased! best place I've ever been to. well done guys. definitely will return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

You dont have to go far to find great coffee, full of locals and friendly service. I had coffee here almost every day i was in town, great every time!

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Janice P, Owner at Cafe Ambience, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, It is always good to hear people have enjoyed their experience in our cafe. We pride ourselves on always serving top quality coffee and food. I hope you will be able to return sometime soon. Kind Regards Janice Paterson More 

Melbourne
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136 reviews 136 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Our family of 4 (two teenage boys 13 & 16) stopped at Gore for lunch en route from Te Anau to Dunedin, it's a good halfway point for a driving break. The town itself is fairly unremarkable, though I was excited to see the old Cremoata factory as I ate Cremoata porridge as a child. I consulted TripAdvisor as to... More 

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Janice P, Owner at Cafe Ambience, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Im sorry that you didnt find your toasted sandwich to your liking, toasted sandwiches down here are as traditional as the town itself. For the healthier option, we offer a large range of food freshly made on the premises including salads, bagels with fresh fillings and a variety of hot food. I am glad you... More 

Lyttelton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Called in en route from Bluff to Christchurch. Good coffee, food looked fresh and like it would be tasty but very limited gluten free on offer in the cabinet, only 2 sweet offerings. The atmosphere was buzzy and the staff happy and friendly.

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Janice P, Owner at Cafe Ambience, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are happy you enjoyed your visit to our cafe. All our food is made fresh daily on the premises. We do offer a large variety of Gluten Free food that is mainly savoury. We only have a small choice of sweet food due to the limited demand, but take your comments on board. Kind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A friend and I stopped into Cafe Ambience for lunch, during a roadtrip from Te Anau to Dunedin, after reading the reviews about this cafe having "great coffee." This unassuming cafe, located on the main street, by far served the greatest cappuccino I had during our holiday all over the South Island. I would be back tomorrow if I had... More 

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Janice P, Owner at Cafe Ambience, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to our cafe. We pride ourselves on serving great coffee and welcome any feedback to keep our standards high. The Wifi is to enable all customers to keep in contact with the rest of the world as they enjoy their visit. i hope you are able to... More 

Gore, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My wife & I decided it was a time for a break after working in the garden all morning: Went to this lovely café for some lunch and we weren't disappointed. Wonderful Staff & didn't have to wait long: A must for the locals or anyone passing through:

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Janice P, Owner at Cafe Ambience, responded to this review

Thank you for those lovely comments, glad you enjoyed your lunch and hope to see you back in soon. More 

Traralgon, Australia
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128 restaurant reviews
500 helpful votes 500 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Fresh cinnamon bun with cuppas. We stopped here for a cuppa...and the service was good. The ambience was fabulous. I wanted to take their little teapot home because it poured so well. Perfect spot to take a break from travelling.

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Janice P, Owner at Cafe Ambience, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, although coffee is more our specialty, tea is strongly coming back in vogue so our fresh loose leaf tea is blended by our coffee roastery supplier, to a high quality. Thanks for not taking a teapot as we don't have many :-) More 

NZ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

best coffee and they send it to work for Gore people. Fabuous food and salads - - as the name says Ambiance is great

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Janice P, Owner at Cafe Ambience, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we continually aim to please where at all possible, especially if you need a delivery. While its not always something we can do, we will go out of our way to accommodate any requests. We are glad you enjoy the coffee we make More 

Gore, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

I'm a frequent customer at Ambience & love it every time. I love the quirky interior (although would love it more if it was tidied up a little & a new couch was purchased). The food is good, it has a happy, fun vibe, tables on the side walk to enjoy the sunshine and certainly the only coffee in Gore... More 

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Janice P, Owner at Cafe Ambience, responded to this review

Thank you for being a loyal customer, watch this space as the couch will go, just hope you enjoy the change - which will be a little bit different than before. Looking forward to your feedback More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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