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Cafe Gusto

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free, European
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1 Lakeside Road, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
6434436639
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here because it was next to our accommodation. The coffee is excellent but our meals were average at best. We were the only people there and it still took half an hour to get breakfast to us. Lovely staff though.

Helpful?
Thank millismum
Management response:

Thanks for choosing us. Sorry to have kept you waiting for your breakfast for a long time. We will improve. Wish you have a good time in wanaka. Best regard. Linda More 

Wanaka, New Zealand
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

and food, great spot for a quick chat with friends. good lakefront location and outdoor sitting, it is an all time favourite

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Thank weekendtraveller394
Management response:

So glad you spent a great time here. Wish can meet you and your lovely friends again. Best regard. Linda More 

Heilbronn
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With the new owners now operating we went in for one last quick Eggs Benny with salmon before leaving Wanaka. Together with a great coffee and friendly Staff it made for a nice send off. Thanks Gusto!!!

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Thank Camhealy
Management response:

Already miss you and Tyla. All the best wishes to you. Gusto always is your home in Wanaka. Linda More 

Wanaka, New Zealand
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

splendid coffee, good service and I call in most days. Watch the specials board for pastas and risottos

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Thank MSE80
Tyla R, Owner at Cafe Gusto, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your both your reviews. Great that you enjoy our coffee & service we do try our best to create a pleasant atmosphere! See you soon, Kind Regards Tyla More 

California
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We were delighted with our delicious lunch at this lovely cafe. The Portuguese Chicken sandwich was just yummy. The Beet Rocket and Feta Risotto was also done to perfection. Coffee was just perfect!

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Thank SkiSurfer
Tyla R, Owner at Cafe Gusto, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Yes the beetroot risotto is a favourite of mine to make, so glad you liked it. Hope to see you back soon! Kind Regards, Tyla More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We came to cafe gusto for breakfast one Sunday morning and everything was amazing! Being my clumsy self, I spilled my mocha all over my friend and also ALL over the cafe's cushions and blankets! The staff noticed straight away and came out with a smile on their face and proceeded to collect the dirty cushions and blankets assuring me... More 

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1 Thank carlylimbrick
Tyla R, Owner at Cafe Gusto, responded to this review

Thanks you so much, we do pride ourselves on great service with a smile. Accidents happen, but atleast you got a lovely hot new one to enjoy! Take care, Tyla More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Not only was the food delicious but the staff where really friendly from the moment we walked in. I was chuffed to see a free chocolate fish with my cappuccino but when my friend manged to spill half of my drink on me, as well as the cafe blankets and pillows they apologized very genuinely (even though it wasn't their... More 

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1 Thank connorfitzgerald4
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Hands down the best chips we had in NZ - so good we had to go back for more! If chips aren't your thing, there are plenty of options from things in the cafe cabinet to fresh salads with a few haloumi vegetarian options. The coffee was great and the staff were very friendly - one girl remembered us from... More 

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1 Thank Isha B
Tyla R, Owner at Cafe Gusto, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted to read you enjoyed your time with us. We value all our customers, both locals & tourist! Best wishes Tyla More 

A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

My Breaky was fantastic scrambled eggs on a bagel with fried tomato and freshly squeezed orange juice. Wife had pouched eggs on toast with garlic butter, bit heavy on the garlic. Great service very short weight

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Tyla R, Owner at Cafe Gusto, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. It's a pleasure to read you enjoyed your meal, apologies for the garlic being a bit too strong for your taste. Best Wish's Tyla More 

Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We are only in Wanaka for a short time so stop here for a coffee and a cheese roll. They claim to have the best cheese rolls in town. They are good. Excellent coffee and free wifi.

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Thank softballer
Tyla R, Owner at Cafe Gusto, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. So glad you enjoyed our great Ozone coffee. Kind Regards Tyla More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $16
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Lakeside Road, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: 6434436639
Description
Cafe Gusto situated in the centre of town with a gorgeous view of Lake Wanaka. Come and join us for amazing coffee and good selection of delicious food.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?