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Cafe Ambience

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51 Main Street, Gore, New Zealand
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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
Most recent review
Best coffee in town!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Hannah E
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21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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Melbourne
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56 helpful votes 56 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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Lyttelton, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 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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252 reviews 252 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
406 helpful votes 406 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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7 reviews 7 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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 

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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

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  • Cuisine: English

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