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Cafe Ambience

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand
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51 Main Street, Gore, New Zealand
+64 3-208 5888
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful food and lovely coffee, very friendly staff and very clean, travel to Gore quite often and always stop there unless full and dont have time to wait.

Thank Ruth M
Curl Curl, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food! Our bacon lettuce tomato buns were toasted to perfection. Coffee was good and my salad was fresh and crunchy. We can only hope to find somewhere this yummy near our home so that we could visit more often.

Thank bekekrkymi
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for coffee on our way to Dunedin. Great coffee, banana bread, and friendly service in a cosy setting. All the nicer on a cold and wet summer's day.

Thank PAUL M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great little spot for a meal! I enjoyed roast vegetable salad and my partner had quiche and salad. Both delicious and the service was prompt and friendly.

Thank Chris M
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Food was great, although the mushrooms could have been savoury rather than sweet. Unfortunately it was ruined with very uncomfortable tressle bench seating. Acknowledge the good quality of the food but will get my food to go next time.

Thank Lamorna C
Gore, New Zealand
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and friendly, efficient service. I visit often and am never disappointed. The atmosphere is casual and charming, sometimes over crowded and a little noisy, but that is because it is so popular

Thank art s
Ashburton, New Zealand
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Doesn't look like much, but the food and coffee is fantastic! First rate coffee and the best Eggs Benedict I've eaten in a long time. Fast, friendly service

Thank Alicia M
Sydney, Australia
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91 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We stopped here for a breakfast on our way to Te Anau. The food was yummy and the staff helpful and smiling. The cushy chaise and armchairs at the front make it very homely.

Thank Peter C
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Coffee was good. Food looked like it was good value but we did not eat there. Free wifi and comfortable couches for a lazy morning coffee

Thank Sailorbabe
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely little cafe with awesome coffee, amazing smoothies & fantastic breakfasts! The staff are friendly & helpful. This is definitely a cafe to visit in Gore :)

Thank Teale S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Main Street, Gore, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Gore
  • Phone Number: +64 3-208 5888

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?