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Cafe Ambience

$$ - $$$Cafe, , British
51 Main Street, Gore, New Zealand
+64 3-208 5888
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good40%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (9 reviews)
“blt” (3 reviews)
“hash browns” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
51 Main Street, Gore, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

A colleague and I stopped here for lunch and were loving the bacon and corn soup. Had lots of other vegetables that came with a serving of fresh ciabatta bread. Totally awesome. Then the next morning, along with two colleagues we stopped there for breakfast....More

Thank RoverReturns
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Visited cafe ambience on the recommendation of a friend. We'd been once before and we're underwhelmed but very glad we tried again. They had Bao buns with pulled pork as a chefs special! Delicious! The cabinet was well stocked with tasty looking sandwiches and pastries....More

Thank GeoffHLloyd
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I've just had the Chefs Choice,tumeric potato with coliflower, avocado, salmon and scrambled eggs, and it is delicious! Truly tasty and awesome presentation.

Thank Aitziber A
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Visited as a quick pit-stop on our drive from Dunedin to Te Anau. The staff were friendly and welcoming to 3 tired Lions supporters on a road trip. The coffee was good, the cakes were lovely and the welcome was warm on this cold wet...More

Thank quin-i-bog
Janice P, Owner at Cafe Ambience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for your review, its always a pleasure to have overseas visitors into our cafe. Very glad you enjoyed your visit with us and Im sure your entire trip was well worth your while, especially with the end result. Hopefully you will call back...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

A nice cosy cafe with friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere. On the day my friends and I called in, unbeknownst to us, the cafe was actually closed but the young woman at the counter took our orders anyway and served us delicious coffee.More

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Janice P, Owner at Cafe Ambience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your experience with us, we always endeavour to welcome any visitors even after closing, whilst its not always possible due to cleaning, we will try our best. Its really appreciative to get positive feedback especially for...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

After a previous small blunder, i went back into the best wee cafe in Gore. I had a milkshake which was amazing, and tried a friand, and it was amazing aswell! Well done Cafe Ambience.

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I always, like Cafe Ambience, but after having a very dry cinnamon roll, and a banana milkshake, that you could barley taste the banana in, and it mainly looking like froth, i decide that, i might give it a miss for a wee while. Yes...More

1  Thank Alex P
Janice P, Owner at Cafe Ambience, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Hi Thank you for your review, I'm sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with us the last time you were in, as a regular customer its a shame you didn't come up and explain your disappointment, as you are aware, we are...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great variety of gluten free cakes, salads and dishes in general. A favourite place for breakfast, a quick lunch or a catch up with friends. Simply delicious food. Opposite the ocean and beach on the water front. Highly recommend.

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Nicely named cafe, since it did have a "feel". Different types of seating in different areas made it interesting and the food and drink was varied. A nice place to refuel and relax en route.

Thank carefree2017
Reviewed 10 March 2017

A small cafe which was busy on day we decided to visit. Friendly staff and super food which was served very quickly and efficiently. Think there was a lot of locals using this cafe which can only be a good thing. If I ever was...More

Thank cupkakes1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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