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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Lake Hawea, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great coffee, yummy treats and a warm welcome.Great staff oozing warmth and friendliness.This cafe has become our 'go to' stopover when in Wanaka

1 Thank sailzlakehawea
Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for breakfast on four consecutive days on a recent holiday to Wanaka. We were greeted very warmly each day by the owner and her staff. On subsequent visits our previous options were remembered which made it easy to order variations. The service was very prompt, the food of a very high standard, the coffee excellent and the cost... More 

1 Thank IWM47
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ruth and her staff are amazing!!! The nicest coffee and green tea in town by far! My partner and I teach English on skype online and need a really good connection and a friendly environment to do it in. After being rudely turned away from a different cafe up the street (don't go there lol) Ruth welcomed us to make... More 

1 Thank Nate E
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only came in for a quick coffee and ended up staying all morning! Ruth and Isabelle made me feel totally at home and the food and coffee were outstanding! Very happy customer!

1 Thank Bethan W
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

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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142 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 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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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 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 

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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
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
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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?