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All 16 Gore Restaurants

Cafe Ambience

51 Main Street, Gore, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Gore
Cuisines: English
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Gore, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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241 reviews 241 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
374 helpful votes 374 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 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We were just passing through and after reading a few reviews, headed straight to cafe Ambience. Service was great and the coffee was better. Up there with the best coffee we've had in NZ. We're not coffee snobs but enjoy a nice coffee...generally cappuccinos. We would definitely go there again.

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

Thank you for your recent review, its always encouraging to see that people take the time to write their experience to help others choose a great place to visit. I'm glad you enjoyed your break with us and hope you call in again if passing through. More 

Terrigal, Australia
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148 reviews 148 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We found ourselves in Gore and chose Ambience Cafe for our coffee stop. The coffees were great, only criticism, I had to go and ask for our muffins; I think they may have been forgotten? But they were lovely as well, when they did arrive!

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

Thank you for your review. Its good to hear that you enjoyed your coffee, I am sorry to see that you had to come and ask for your muffins. We are not sure how they were over looked but we are looking into this not happening in the future. Thanks for bringing this to our attention and I hope that... More 

Gore, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

During the week, they offer a good consistent coffee. It's not too bitter, watery or weak as it can be at other places. The girls are always friendly. Well done!!

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review, we always appreciate feedback and are glad that you enjoy your visit to our cafe. More 

Raumati Beach, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It's really difficult to find good coffee in this area...so it was nice to find this cafe ...and the food is good too...not your typical southern cheese roll kinda cafe....

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

Thank you for your comments, I am glad you enjoyed your time in our wee cafe. More 

Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We ate breakfast at Cafe Ambience, the food was tasty, the service friendly & the atmosphere relaxed :o)

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

Thank you Michelle for your positive views on your visit to us. We always enjoy reviews so we can keep our wee cafe a great experience for all. We look forward to your next visit if your down our way again. More 

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Address: 51 Main Street, Gore, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Gore
Cuisine: English

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