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Penguino Gelato Cafe

85 Montgomery Square, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3-545 6450
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (28 reviews)
“ice cream” (40 reviews)
“sorbet” (10 reviews)
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85 Montgomery Square, Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gelatos including award winning flavor combinations. The treat is worth the calories whether you like watermelon and chili or chocolate and vanilla.

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our local bus driver referred this shop to us, i wish i could have the lychee flavour everyday, just so nice. Caramel is also very good, my friend also tried another flavour and we were all very satisfied!!

Thank Mei C
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

It was such a hot day - 30 degrees! and we were relieved when we spotted this icecream cafe. I had a small sundae - and it was very good value - 2 generous scoops of icecream, cream and choc sauce - cost $9.

Thank Lois G
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Wow the price has gone up since I was last there, it is now becoming a luxury, anyway . Gelato was delicious and great new flavors to try plus friendly helpful service, what more could you ask for, always a stop off when in Nelson...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Yes it's totally true the ice cream here is amazing and we had their silver metal winning ice cream however two cones with two scoops of ice cream in each was $13.00. A nice treat for special occasions but not somthing I could afford all...More

Thank chickenleggs
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here on Boxing Day, the place was busy. It’s nice to see a place willing to try unusual flavours, between us we had 5 different flavours. The quality was good but the serving size for the price doesn’t quite match. We would come...More

Thank Jared-Kiwi
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

I bought a single waffle cone of feijoa ice cream for $5. Not the biggest scoop I’ve ever had, but one of the very best: good ingredients and quality are worth paying a little extra for. The feijoa taste and texture were perfect: the zinginess...More

Thank MusicianTeddington
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Salted lychee sorbet was amazing! If i had this back home i would be eating it by the bucketfuls. Not hard to understand how their ice cream is award winning

Thank Farrah T
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

My friend and I was out shopping when we needed a break so we popped in for a ice cream she had the apple crumble and yes it tasted just like a apple crumble while I had a chilli and pineapple gelato WOW what an...More

Thank Darrel N
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Chatted to the man who was serving and he was friendly and gave me a sample of one of his ice creams for free. If I was not on a diet at that point I would have had a full serving as it was real...More

Thank janasele
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Montgomery Square, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-545 6450
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