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The Gelato Caffe


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Called in for an early lunch. Worst nachos ever. Not much mince and soggy chips that I choked on. I pointed this out to staff and was argued with and told I was wrong and they go soft with the cheese on them etc. I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SLRobinsonNZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passing through Hawera stopped for quick lunch, had coffee & counter food excellent. Clean, bright, cheery surroundings, & friendly service. All you could want in a cafe.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Christina M
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Had breakfast and lunch here. The cafe has nice homemade baking and does a real variety of food from cooked breakfasts to cake and coffee to gelato. The coffee is distinctively Italian - not a bad thing but slightly different from the roast style kiwis...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank JRD1000
Holger Z, Owner at The Gelato Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2018

Thanks for your great review, glad you like our place in Hawera!

Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

A quick stop on our way through to Opunake. We drove up and down main street looking for a good old kiwi breakfast and found it at Gelato Cafe. Great food, friendly staff. Recommend.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Fiona S
Holger Z, Owner at The Gelato Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

Thanks Fiona, please call again :-)

Reviewed March 11, 2018

From the friendly service, the outside piano for anyone to play, to excellent cafe food including a good range for gluten-free requirements and brilliant gelato this is a great place for brunch or lunch. Looks a bit dated but the food and service more than...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Fiona M
Holger Z, Owner at The Gelato Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Hi Fiona, thanks for the great review. We will under-do a major redesign of the whole building in due course, I guess till than the food and service has to suffice :-). Please call in again anytime

Reviewed January 19, 2018

After a hot afternoon at the swimming I treated my grandsons to Gelato style ice creams. There is a good variety of flavours to choose from - with picks of 2 to 3 different ones (depending on size). The gelato is served either in a...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Gillian A
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Great place to stop in for a treat, especially on a hot day! Plenty of flavour options to choose from.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank HaydenBaylis
Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

We did a drive around Mt Taranaki and stopped here for an ice cream. Well worth the stop but didn’t eat

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank BrigitB948
Holger Z, Owner at The Gelato Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2017

Thank you Brigit!

Reviewed November 18, 2017

Stopped on our way back to new Plymouth. Cafe was fairly busy on a Sunday afternoon. Good selection of Gelato and reasonable prices. Man who served us was very nice. Good creamy gelato, just what we wanted. Thanks.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank acoton
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

I have visited Gelato on many occasions and on each have found the sevice and food to be of a high standard. I just can't rave enough about the food. I have tried many items off the menu and am impressed each time. Today I...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Likegreatservice
Holger Z, Owner at The Gelato Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Hi to you who likes great service :-) , thank you very much for your encouraging review, I'm quite stoked about your expression of satisfaction, very rewarding!We promise to keep up our level and always stay focused on you guys!

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