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Ritual Espresso Cafe

18 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 6662
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“carrot cake” (7 reviews)
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
18 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 286 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Laid back slightly retro. Friendly service, coffee only, which was a little bitter , but not overly so. Good central location

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank samandhenry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this cafe on a whim as we were peckish. Food is not expensive but it is tasty, filling and moresome. The coffee is something else. As a lover of good coffee this place is the best I have had on the South Island. We...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Trail711651
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While staying in Wanaka we always have breakfast or lunch at our favourite cafe Ritual Espresso Cafe. Been coming here for I guess almost 20 years and the menu, food , coffee is great 10/10.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Waynedvh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best coffee in town, hands down. We got caught up a bit in the Sunday brunch fever only getting takeaway for the drive back to Christchurch, but totally worth it. Pancakes looked mouth watering even just to a bystander, maybe next time.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ellchoko
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Lovely cheese scone, quick service but coffee over-roasted and bitter, rather disappointing as it is obviously a busy place.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 563GavinD
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Located in the Center of Wanaka Town Center, this lovely cafe offers a good range of sweet and savoury snacks for breakfast. Quality ingredients and taste delicious. Coffee is good too. Prices is average for what you would pay for coffee and snacks in the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Yeannie
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I am fussy about Seafood Chowder and do not like tomato based fish soup calling itself Chowder. This one tasted the best and was a true Chowder. Always enjoy popping in for a coffee as well

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Frances C
Reviewed September 30, 2018

A reliable place to have coffee everytime we go back to Wanaka but I think there they may have some competition these days ... not sure we would rush back there in a hurry. Not a lot of vegan options and staff all look like...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank NthnBeachesNSW
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

We went here for breakfast. It was very crowded. We ordered ciabatta toast, two coffees and a chai latte. We had cashew butter with the toast which was very tasty. However, we got given the wrong coffee and the chai latte was very spicy. If...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ec2005297
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Time for coffee and cake in Wanaka, and we are seeking a quieter café away from the main strip. And here it is! A long serving area on the left and seating at tables and chairs for about 40 on the right side. A good...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Paul S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 6662
Description
We are the locals choice of cafe with a deli cabinet full of freshly made salads,frittata, crepes, and more. There is a full range of breakfast and lunch options from our blackboard menu. We also serve freshly made muffins, scones and a selection of slices and cakes. In all cases there is a good selection of gluten free options.
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