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“Totally AWESOME breakfasts!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Lago

Cafe Lago
151-153 Ardmore Street, Wanaka, New Zealand
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Ranked #34 of 59 restaurants in Wanaka
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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95 reviews 95 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Totally AWESOME breakfasts!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

This place has the BEST breakfasts. You get a good amount and the presentation is incredible. I took pics!! LOL We ate here twice, otherwise we ate at our condo room. They ran out of pancakes on the first visit, but offered french toast....I don't think that was even on the menu either! Loved it!!

Visited January 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Hobart, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“My sanctuary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

I would stop here for coffee and breakfast each day, the staff new me personally after my second visit and would have the coffee started before I even ordered. The bacon and egg muffin was so tasty, best place for coffee in wanaka. Get the bowl if you can handle your caffeine.

Visited December 2011
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“"Classy Bar down the Lane"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

Great open fireplaces, to relax with tasty food and a wide range of drinks.

Visited October 2011
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Wanaka
2 reviews
“Wont be rushing back..”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

Have been to Lago a couple of times now but never purchased there before except a filo from the cabinet which was average.. Always enjoyed the cafe itself, nice decor, usually fairly busy with a decent atmosphere.
To start with the staff were miserable - a smile goes along way, there were none to be found here today.
We ordered off the menu - Lago grill and the pancakes. Both awful. Was everything on the grill deep fryed? I'm not sure, but there was certainly no love put into the dish. Oily crap on the plate to be fair.
The pancakes weren't much better. Do you pre-cook them and then just microwave them? Rubbery, hard, stodgy and chewy - yuck. And the huge sugar work sticking out of the top? for a breakfast dish? Maybe concentrate on cooking the eggs right before trying to make things fancy.
Our plates were swiftly cleared from the table still half full and we weren't asked how everything was - luckily.
Wont be returning here, think we'll just stick to Kai.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best cafe food in Wanaka”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

Cafe Lago is a cozy cafe offering great food and good coffee. The food selection changes daily and is always fresh and wholesome. The cafe is child friendly and relaxed.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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