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Ritual Espresso Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, New Zealand
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

This cafe is a good choice for a cafe lunch. There is a menu and lots of cabinet food. It all looks tasty. The service is quick and the coffee good and strong. We had a ham and cheese toastie (plenty of ham and good...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Pennydancer
Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this amazing cafe in Wanaka! There was a lovely buzz and the food smelt great! We had bacon and eggs and boy this did not disappoint! The coffee was good and the service fast and helpful. This is a hidden gem on...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank AandDnewadventures
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Had a berry smoothie and almond mocha here. Also tried their carrot cake. All excellent. Ritual offers indoor and outdoor seating has a bathroom. Be warned this place is extremely popular. Probably because it’s food and coffee is so good. However , they serve you...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank WayneN795
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

I've been there with friends after a longer drive and enjoyed the salad with chicken, a flat white and rhubarb cake afterwards. All very delicious. The staff was very friendly. Would definitely come back if in the neighborhood

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank spanishguy
Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

Lots of people wanting a coffee on boxing day. Lots of people working hard to provide a good service. A nice friendly place

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Paul53D
Reviewed November 29, 2017

The double shot flat white is always strong but ask for the regular size to ensure this. Pity the cafe lacks some small coffee food such as friands. The cafe is always busy but attracts a better clientelle than the busy cafe on the same...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Murray B
Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

very small Iced latte for 6$ Because the cup for iced latte wasn't big enough. So not enough milk.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank MiranP10
Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

The food was slightly under average. And wasn’t highly busy at the time I ordered. The service was alright not so welcoming or friendly.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Kelly-Ann94
Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

A lovely Cafe in central Wanaka. Great meal and snack selection. Great spot on a sunny Wanaka day. Staff are friendly and will assist you with your food and drink selections. Give it a visit.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank SteveW5306
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

We had brunch here and had patchy service. That is, good and bad. Ignored initially but service thereafter, from different staff members was good. There was a good range of prepared food but I just went with a date and ginger scone. If it hadn't...More

Date of visit: November 2017
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