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“Lovely friendly spot with delicious food”

Ritual Espresso Cafe
Ranked #1 of 3 Coffee & Tea in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: 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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cafe is tucked away just off the main lake-front. It's bright and airy with tonnes of options! The food is really high quality and tasty, with a huge variety of dishes from every type of cuisine. Perfect for lunch or a coffee when exploring the amazing, laid-back town that is Wanaka.

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Thank Brian P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

meandering through the wanaka streets and shops, I stopped by for a coffee and some relaxation. I sat down on an outdoor table, while a waitress walked around clearing up other tables. After about 5 minutes of sitting there, trying to catch her eye, I walked inside to ask if one orders at the register or if they have table service (how is one to know these things when each place is different, eh?). The man at the register says with a bit of attitude that we order at the counter. Alright. Thanks. Got a 2 shot macchiato. Asked for a tiny bit of milk on the side as well. "We put the milk in it, do you not want us to?" "No, please put the dollop of milk in the macchiato as it's supposed to be made. But also would like a little extra on the side in case your dollop isn't enough for my tastebuds." "Is that all you're getting??" - also said with no smile, and a bigger attitude. "Uh, should I be getting something else?" "No, up to you." "Uh, okay, thank you, I'm good with my original order. Nothing else." More attitude. Sigh. New Zealand has been a country of amazingly kind and nice people. It was surprising that I'd find the usual humanity in this little cafe in wanaka. Smiles would be nice in their wait staff. Kindness wouldn't be bad either. Coffee was decent. Never got the milk on the side.

1  Thank Paprika25
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cafe has not only inside tables, but also outside, where it's possible to smoke. Not only drinks are available but also meals (examples shown in the glass show case. The prices are very reasonable and sevice friendly.. A good place to have a drink and/or meal.

Thank woodenshoe_8
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a busy little cafe with great espresso and loose leaf tea served in pots. Also had take away lunch salads from the pre-made daily selection which were good. Visited twice for the espresso. It was quite busy both times so may have trouble finding a place to sit in-doors.

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Thank Milehitripper
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Great coffee and breakfast. Also tried the lunches one day and they were fantastic. One of our friends is gluten free and the lunch selection was excellent.
Sit inside or out, or like we do sit at the long table inside and read the papers. Service prompt and friendly. We go at all times of the day. They are open from 9 to 5.

Thank tomandin2
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