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Cafe Ambience

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand
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51 Main Street, Gore, New Zealand
+64 3-208 5888
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Gore, New Zealand
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10 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

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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 28 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

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Thank Alicia M
Sydney, Australia
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88 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.

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Thank Peter C
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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

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Thank Sailorbabe
Brisbane, Australia
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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 :)

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Thank Teale S
Suffolk
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

As I was in Southland, I had to take the opportunity to find some cheese rolls. Cafe Ambience may have made the best ones I've tasted so far. Quick and friendly service, I've already recommended the cheese rolls to others!

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1 Thank Wendy M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Best coffee in town every single time. Can always guarantee that the cafe will serve great coffee. Waffles are the best so for $10 don't miss out on them!!

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1 Thank l0ve2eat-86
Christchurch, New Zealand
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

A lovely little oasis from the winter rain. Hand on heart the best waffles I've had in New Zealand. Crispy on the outside and fluffy inside. Great coffee, the staff were efficient and a good laugh.

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Thank Habanacustom
Gore, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

My local café, an inviting smell of coffee as you enter, always warm and the food is always delicious.

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Thank Marg C
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Breakfast, Googled "Best cafe in Gore" Cafe Ambience came up. Ordered the big breakfast. Lovely crispy Ciabatta, perfect fried eggs, good amount of bacon, lightly baked hash browns, with a creamy flat white and the day is off to the perfect start. Just get there before the Mummy run to school finishes as they get really busy.

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Thank TonyEveritt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?