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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
+64 3-443 6639
08:00 - 17:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gusto never disappoints with the food, however it is usually quite slow to come out. Sometimes it can be annoying how slow but it doesn't stop us going back. Pretty sure we're in here at least once a week! Great coffee too - Ruth makes a mean one! 👌🏼

Thank Alejandro-Otis T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all enjoyed our lunches at Cafe Gusto, a busy day in Wanaka and we were well looked after. Prompt, pleasant service with excellent meals. We will be happy to come back again soon. Really recommend.

Thank Zak1100
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here today for a takeaway coffee and was served by a lady who didn't have her hair tied up, poor standards for hospitality. Coffee was bitter and burnt - not enjoyable at all! I don't see how this is such a great place in Wanaka? Coffee had to be thrown out which was such a waste of over $5.... More 

Thank theblondebarista
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138 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent coffee and food. Fantastic service from the very helpful girl behind the counter. Sat outside with a beautiful view.

Thank Eric W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I've tried everywhere in Wanaka for coffee now and this place comes out on top by far! The also do delicious muffins and the best breakfast I've had here too! Highly recommended!

Thank James E
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I come here a lot. We've tried every place in Wanaka for coffee (we have a lot of free time at the moment!) and found Gusto to be the nicest! The coffee is great, as are the staff, and the place in general. We've eaten here a few times too. I think it's the best breakfast I've... More 

Thank Eloise P
London, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Definitely come here for lunch/brunch. Had a delicious potato rosti with poached egg and bacon. It was lovely! I'll be coming back for more.

Thank Hayley P
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Nice and quiet place for lunch If you are there try the seafood chowder 👍🏻 Rated one the best in the world

Thank Ewe Boon T
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing rice milk flat white just the way I like it, served with an extremely friendly smile! Free fast wifi, and one plug socket too! Didn't have any food, but the counter looks tasty as, with lots of fresh sandwiches, bagels and pastries etc. Would definitely love to come back and have breakfast here at some point with another amazing... More 

Thank Hannah L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

A beautiful little hidden gem tucked around a corner with free wifi and lovely, bubbly staff! The best coffee in Wanaka!! Beautiful outside patio and fresh modern interior, with a great selection of goodies!! Highly Reccomend!

Thank Jennifer D

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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
USD 2 - USD 16
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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
Kids, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Lakeside Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 6639
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?