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Cafe Gusto

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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1 Lakeside Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely food and service. Just slightly removed from the bustle of the main entertainment strip, but still lovely lake views and atmosphere.

Thank Craig R
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the smoked salmon scrambled eggs but could not decide if this was made with fresh eggs or eggs out of a can. I also could hardly spot the flecks of salmon. Less than ordinary; neither of us could eat more than 1 bite. The rosti was perhaps the worst I have ever had. I finished it but the... More 

Thank Hamish M
Ettalong Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A cafe style restaurant,situated just up from main entertainment area in Wanaka, very much worth the little bit of extra exercise. Great selection of snacks and very good coffee, inside and outside seating with a nice view of Main Street of town and part of the lake. Most enjoyable

Thank Euan R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Read the reviews on this place and decided we would go here for breakfast. So happy we did! The staff were very friendly. The coffee was the best I've had so far on the trip. I chose the eggs benny to eat and it was fantastic! One of the best I've had. Good size and lots of bacon. Very satisfied... More 

2 Thank Afinidus
Management response:

Thanks for your review. We proud of our foods are fresh , healthy ,high quality and good value. Hope can see you again.Have a nice trip. Kind regards. Linda More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in wanaka for 3 nights, came back here everyday. Coffee here is close to being speciality coffee, not bitter and a little acidic (i love it!). The brunch offerings here are top notch headed by a french head chef. Service is awesome and so is the music playlist

1 Thank Kheong
Management response:

Thanks for your review. So happy you have a wonderful dinning experience here which will be the good memory of your trip and also of us. Glad to know we made a good music playlist we both enjoyed. Enjoy your trip. Kind regards . Linda More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly helpful staff, good sized, well presented, enjoyable and value for money meals. Returned a number of times and enjoyed each visit. Consistency of service great to experience. Will definitely return on next visit to Wanaka.

1 Thank John B
Management response:

Thanks for your review. See you next time with more delicious food and meticulous services keep you feel at home. Kind regards. Linda More 

Kununurra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast here a couple of times. Service was great (Scottish girl), very friendly. The coffee was good as was the smoothies. The standout was the full breakfast which was good value.

1 Thank kimberley_boy
Management response:

Thanks for your review. So glad by our front girl's good service you had a great time here. Wish can see you again. We will always be the great cafe. Kind regards. Linda More 

Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Close to The Moorings, this cafe is an excellent breakfast spot! Delicious coffees and breakfast, and the service is supremely friendly!

Thank Cmat07
Management response:

Thanks for your review. So glad you spent a lovely time here in Gusto. Wish can meet you again. Best regard. Linda. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

I wish this place was near my house! Good coffee, lovely brunch and friendly staff. A relaxed atmosphere.

Thank GcW5000
Management response:

Thanks so much for your lovely review. We hope we can be near your house too. You can enjoy our delicious coffee and meal everyday : ) Wish to see you again. Best regard. Linda More 

Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this comfortable, well run cafe right on Lake Wanaka. The. chocolate-powdered cappuccino was delicious, as was the date scone.

Thank cbr79
Management response:

Thank you so much for your review. Also the regular coffee + muffin/scone for 7 dollars on every Wednesday. Same quality coffee, same fresh made muffin & scone in the morning. Kind regards. Linda More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $16
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Lakeside Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: 6434436639
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?