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Ritual Espresso Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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18 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 6662
09:00 - 17:00
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Delicious coffee and raspberry brownie! Nice atmosphere and good location close to the lake. My husband took eggs on toast and it was also good but surved only with butter, no veggies. For breakfast I would try something else

Thank Anna K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My wife and I dropped by for a cup of joe and got to share one of the HUGE bowl size cups offered here. Its a nice place to sit and hang out. There is outdoor seating for beautiful days.

Thank Cliff D
Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The lunch specials are quick to be delivered and well worth the price. I enjoyed some calamari and fries, along with a latte. A busy place with lots going on around you.

Thank Joet6192
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

We slipped in here for a coffee mid morning after wandering the Wanaka lake shore. It was a tad cold to sit outside so we were inside where the place was abuzz with young travellers, making us oldies quite conspicuous. The lady barista knew her trade and the coffee was briliant. They have tap beer and wine too, so would... More 

Thank Colin S
Wanaka, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We're local and move around the cafes in Wanaka a bit, but after going again last Sunday, it is the best. Best counter food, best service, best coffee best staff. If you need views, bigger spaces etc. go somewhere else, but... if you want the BEST. Go here.

Thank Ski_Wanaka_NZ
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121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We were looking for a breakfast stop on the start of a long travelling day, and pulled into Wanaka to take a look. We stumbled across Ritual Espresso and found a star. Service was ultra efficient and friendly, and the food was magnificent. There were lots of parking spaces restricted to 30 minutes, but that didn't matter here as they... More 

Thank MikePatx
Bedford, Indiana
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This place seems to be hopping into the evening AND for breakfast. Stopped by for an Americano and some breakfast while visiting Lake Wanaka. Sat out front and ate while watching the people walk by.

Thank BrentMaudlin1
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Long black & tulip flat white were both amazing, and strong, just hue we like it. Ritual hot cakes were yummy too, eggs bene was a little disappointing with a small serving and average hollandaise.

Thank Amanda J
Southport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for a full breakfast and I was not disappointed. The eggs were cooked to perfection (hard to do!) and everything was delicious. Staff were extremely friendly and the flat white coffees were superb. Will definitely be back!

Thank Karayka
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Visited ritual for afternoon coffee and scone Lovely friendly staff. We had one cheese scone and one carrot cake with yoghurt Both of them were divine We both ordered chai late coffee which unfortunately tasted more like a nice warm cup of milk.

Thank Bill B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 6662
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?