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“Easy parking, good coffee and food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Relishes Cafe

Relishes Cafe
1 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9343, New Zealand
03 443 9018
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Ranked #7 of 63 Restaurants in Wanaka
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Easy parking, good coffee and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had 3 visits to this cafe . The coffee and muffins are good. Each time we asked for water with our coffee, only once was it brought to us without having to ask a second or third time. Waiting staff seemed a bit harassed .

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Friendly Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Had brecky here a couple of times during our visit to Wanaka in first week of July 2014, and picked up coffee 2 or 3 other times.
I was always impressed by the friendlieness of the staff and relaxed vibe. Tried a couple of other cafes, but the friendliness is what brought me back here.
Coffee was good - but not the best. (I am a hard task master on coffee!!).
The decor is ok. Plenty of space. The fire is a great touch. Really relaxed vibe.
I had the porridge with rhubarb each time and loved that. Yum. Too busy eating to remember what the others had.....but it looked good.
Great position by the lake and practically in the town centre. Some parking directly out front that you will normally get if you arrive early before heading out for a ski. Otherwise we always found parking over the road near the lake. Make sure you check out the amazing trout/eels/ducks on the wharf after you have your coffee :) You can buy fish food at the shop near the wharf. Only discovered this on the last day and had a great time with the kids.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Launceston, Australia
2 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Excellent Location, food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Service was excellent, as was the food. They were more than happy to accommodate a solo traveller like myself. Definitly recommend the duck with mushroom quinoa and the beetroot infused salmon. Love this place so much I went back 4 out of my 5 nights!

Visited July 2014
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Mosgiel, New Zealand
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133 reviews 133 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Wanaka's Best Coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We called in here as it was recommended by a local, we really enjoyed the atmosphere and coffees! The open fire was a draw card and the toilets were clean, the staff looked happy in their work, we will be calling in again soon on the way back to Queenstown when we might try the food (which looked very appealing but we were full after a hearty breakfast at out hotel).

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very good cafè”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast before venturing out of Wanaka. We were seated straight away, and had the menus brought to us. Food was of a high standard and tasted great. Especially the Breakfast parfait!

Visited June 2014
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