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Relishes Cafe

1/99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 9018
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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7:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1/99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited Wanaka a while ago now. Or rather - I left New Zealand half a year ago. And since this café still hasn't left my thoughts I figured it deserved a review as elaborate as I could, since I only visited this place twice....More

Thank Elia F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The coffee was fabulous but the reason on why we had to wait so long for the coffee was not obvious & was very frustrating to watch the girls behind the counter talk to one another while we waited & waited. This will put me...More

Thank hullson
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The full English breakfast is to die for. The view is awesome. The staff and service was excellent. Great feeling to the place. Brilliant way to start the day. Many thanks.

Thank mljohnson00
Reviewed 1 week ago

• Location: On the main Ardmore Street, it oversees the famous Lake Wanaka and beyond that you see the mountains with peaks draped in snow gleaming and glistening • Ambiance: Warm and cosy atmosphere, there is liberal use of wood and earth tones in the...More

Thank Mir Amer H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only stopped for a coffee, although they serve breakfast, lunch too. The coffee was amazing and we sat outside and had a view of distant mountains beyond the road in front. Great place. Omar

Thank Omar I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service, brekky good and great coffee! A fantastic way to start each day of your holidays, great views of Lake Wanaka.

Thank Craggles74
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best garlic bread we've ever had! We went for their Sunday roast. Excellent value, service and food. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Loves2EatAndTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice breakfast here today with two minor exceptions...1. The impatient and narky blonde English waitress with the tattoos who needs to find a new occupation (never have I been in an upmarket cafe where waitstaff dump a bundle of napkins and cutlery...More

Thank craigwreid73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in Relishes for coffee and snacks. It has the perfect location, wonderful and attentive staff. I ended up leaving my prescription sunglasses on the table, and only remembered when we were back in Queenstown and were leaving for the US the following day....More

Thank 88srb88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved our early dinner at Relishes, we caught up with friends and shared great food. Excellent ambience. Child friendly with kids menu & toys.

Thank Alexander G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 9018
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With our lakefront setting, spectacular views of the majestic Southern Alps, contemporary and innovative cuisine, and fresh daily baked goods, Relishes Cafe has become something of a Wanaka institution. We are open from 7am till late offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy a glass of wine from our extensive list of local and New Zealand wines or a cup of locally roasted fair trade organic Venus coffee in a casual atmosphere. In summer, the double French doors are opened wide to fully enjoy the stunning lake view, and in winter, a roaring fire displaces the chill after a day playing on the mountains. As a family run business, we welcome even the littlest members of your family by providing a children's menu, a well loved toy box, and a highchair. We happily cater to special dietary needs and also to special events when our in house baker creates delicious cakes to celebrate your occasion! With an abundance of local produce, meats, eggs, and wine grown in the Otago region on our doorstep, there is no need to go further afield for ingredients that will create flavours to delight the palate. Dishes highlight seasonal produce, locally found herbs like horopito, free range eggs, and meats that come from the region, some coming from just down the road. Drawn by the allures of Wanaka after many holiday visits, brother and sister Toby and Tash, along with Tash's husband Paul, bought Relishes Cafe. Showcasing their passion for food, wine, and travel, the trio are frequently seen both in the kitchen and on the house floor. Head Chef Silvia has traveled the world and has an extensive culinary background including experience in Europe. She draws on her international experience to whip up culinary fusions with a Kiwi touch. Serving up twice daily blackboard specials, she and her team continuously bring something new to the table.
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