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51 Main Street, Gore, New Zealand
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Dining options: Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch option!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Adam W
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

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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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Simple tasty cafe fare. You make the best tea!!!! With real leaves. However served in a coffee cup☺ I enjoyed my eggs benediction with Salmon and My husband had the big breakfast...eggs, hash browns, bacon and tomatoes which he said was satisfying. The music was a little unambiant as too was the sudden influx of customers shortly after we arrived... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

On a cold day the full Cafe was a good sign. Simple food very well prepared by excellent staff. Great Coffee.

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Gore, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Occasionally drop in for a coffee when out and about and love their coffee - have not had a dud one yet. Friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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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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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: British

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