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The Gelato Caffe

Corner of High and Regent Street. | City Centre, Hawera 4610, New Zealand
+64 6-278 6905
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“gelato” (32 reviews)
“ice cream” (13 reviews)
“pancakes” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, German
$$ - $$$
Corner of High and Regent Street. | City Centre, Hawera 4610, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the friendly service, the outside piano for anyone to play, to excellent cafe food including a good range for gluten-free requirements and brilliant gelato this is a great place for brunch or lunch. Looks a bit dated but the food and service more than...More

Thank Fiona V
Holger Z, Owner at The Gelato Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Fiona, thanks for the great review. We will under-do a major redesign of the whole building in due course, I guess till than the food and service has to suffice :-). Please call in again anytime

Reviewed 20 January 2018

After a hot afternoon at the swimming I treated my grandsons to Gelato style ice creams. There is a good variety of flavours to choose from - with picks of 2 to 3 different ones (depending on size). The gelato is served either in a...More

Thank Gillian A
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Great place to stop in for a treat, especially on a hot day! Plenty of flavour options to choose from.

Thank HaydenBaylis
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We did a drive around Mt Taranaki and stopped here for an ice cream. Well worth the stop but didn’t eat

Thank Brigit B
Holger Z, Owner at The Gelato Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thank you Brigit!

Reviewed 19 November 2017

Stopped on our way back to new Plymouth. Cafe was fairly busy on a Sunday afternoon. Good selection of Gelato and reasonable prices. Man who served us was very nice. Good creamy gelato, just what we wanted. Thanks.

Thank acoton
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I have visited Gelato on many occasions and on each have found the sevice and food to be of a high standard. I just can't rave enough about the food. I have tried many items off the menu and am impressed each time. Today I...More

Thank Likegreatservice
Holger Z, Owner at The Gelato Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hi to you who likes great service :-) , thank you very much for your encouraging review, I'm quite stoked about your expression of satisfaction, very rewarding!We promise to keep up our level and always stay focused on you guys!

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

My partner and I went to this cafe and there food and drinks were amazing! The customer service was excellent! Would highly recommend!

Thank sophiechapmannz
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Have been here a few times and always find freindly service good food and a good coffee. Reccommend the Eggs Bene!

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Hawera for breakfast and discovered the Gelato Caffe. Wonderful reception by the owner and the Eggs Benedict were just perfect. Would certainly stop there again when we pass through.

Thank Karen255
Holger Z, Owner at The Gelato Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Hi Karen, great review thank you! Glad you liked our place and what we have to offer.

Reviewed 21 July 2017

Needed a shot of coffee on a very cold day, but so did everyone else. Little bit of a wait while two groups went first, but the wait was worth it! Coffee was hot and strong, and my carrot cake was big, soft and the...More

Thank Kiwialan
Holger Z, Owner at The Gelato Caffe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Good morning Kiwalan, thanks for the encouraging review, we can't ask for much more...:-)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of High and Regent Street. | City Centre, Hawera 4610, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  Hawera
  • Phone Number: +64 6-278 6905
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Enjoy award winning Gelato made daily on site! We offer fresh baked bread,German specialities like meatloaf or the faamous Bratwurst (sausage), Belgium waffles and pancakes and of course Italian coffee. In winter we have two home made soups on the menu and our ice cream sundaes are not to be missed.And best of all, everything at The Gelato Caffe is very competitivly prizes and served with a smile. Annett and Holger Zabel, owner and operator, would like to welcome you and make your visit an enjoyable one.
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