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The Gelato Caffe

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Cafe, German, New Zealand
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Corner of High and Regent Street. | City Centre, Hawera 4610, New Zealand
+64 6-278 6905
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Today
08:00 - 16:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:30
Sat 09:00 - 13:00
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Lyttelton, New Zealand
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136 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always impressed to be greater and farewelled by the owner :) Staff all very welcoming. Really enjoyed my soy chai with ginger and gooey gluten free almond biscuit. Partner had award gelato. A lovely cafe and a credit to the owner.

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Thank HelenJG786
Holger Z, Owner at The Gelato Caffe, responded to this review

Thanks a lot Helen for your encouraging post, we're glad you like our place and environment. Hope to see you again anytime!! More 

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for morning tea on our way north. I had a macaroon and my husband had a melting moment with our coffees. The cafe was very clean and the man serving was charming with a great sense of humour. The macaroon was great and the melting moment was the best my husband had ever had.... More 

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Thank Sue S
Holger Z, Owner at The Gelato Caffe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great review from the team of The Gelato Caffe! Very encouraging and rewarding, please come and see us again on your next trip north :-) More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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184 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Strangers to town desperate for breakfast we were fortunate to have told to look out for Gelato Cafe. Perfect eggs benedict and good coffee set us up for the day. We also bought sandwiches to take out as a defence against famine later in the day. Great staff added to the enjoyment.

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Thank John_MtEden
Holger Z, Owner at The Gelato Caffe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking your time to write a review and what a great one it is! We're happy you and your partner liked it, hope you had a chance to see some gardens, too. Please call in again! More 

Hawera, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I like to have my coffee at gelatos I can watch the people go by and read the paper while I enjoy a coffee made just the way I like it.

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Thank libeauwalker
Holger Z, Owner at The Gelato Caffe, responded to this review

Thank you kindly and please call in again! More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We needed a pit stop along the road to New Plymouth and came across this little cafe. It's strong point seems to be ice cream and what an abundance of flavours they have. But the main purpose for us was a light snack for lunch and coffee. I was thoroughly impressed by the sausage roll I ordered together with the... More 

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Thank Erasmus16
Holger Z, Owner at The Gelato Caffe, responded to this review

Thanks for this great review, glad you liked our offerings. You're right, the sausage rolls are our stronger sellers, let's make sure we keep the quality up :-) More 

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Really enjoy the gelato, great flavours at a good price. Brunch meals are also good but nothing astounding

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Thank Sarah H
Holger Z, Owner at The Gelato Caffe, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for the good review. You're right we have a good range of food but the point of difference is certainly the ice cream. More 

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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

I got a chicken and bacon burger on my lunch break and it was yummy! Coffee was great and the service was awesome. Would love to try the other things on the menu as I haven't seen anywhere else to purchase them!

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Thank BobbiHarris
Holger Z, Owner at The Gelato Caffe, responded to this review

Thanks a lot Bobby for your great comment, I'm glad you left with a good feeling about our cafe. Welcome back anytime! More 

Hawera, New Zealand
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a late Easter treat. After the long weekend the selection was a bit off. A good sign I had thought. Must be good if flavours had sold out! Dived in with a 3 flavour cone. Cookies & Cream, Raspberry and Organe Chocolate. Fantastic choices! Very reasonably priced too. $4.50 for the above! Would go again. Have also... More 

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Thank SilicoJack
Hawera, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

Very very nice place. Wellocoming. Tasty coffee and ice cream. Highly recommended. Good parking area nearby.

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Thank inga2016
Holger Z, Owner at The Gelato Caffe, responded to this review

A very warm and hearty thank you from our site for this nice review, please call in again :-) More 

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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped.in for lunch. Chicken salad was nice. Nachos were average. Gelato was a winner though. Staff friendly. Would visit if passing through for Gelato.

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Thank Karla B
Holger Z, Owner at The Gelato Caffe, responded to this review

Hi glad you liked the salad and the Gelato, that's a start :-). Let us know what we can do to make the nachos even better and next time you'll see. Thanks a lot for recommending us More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14
Cuisine
Cafe, German, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:30
Thursday
08:00 - 16:30
Friday
08:00 - 16:30
Saturday
09:00 - 13:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?