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Ritual Espresso Cafe

18 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 6662
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“carrot cake” (6 reviews)
“cakes” (8 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
18 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The double shot flat white is always strong but ask for the regular size to ensure this. Pity the cafe lacks some small coffee food such as friands. The cafe is always busy but attracts a better clientelle than the busy cafe on the same...More

Thank Murray B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

very small Iced latte for 6$ Because the cup for iced latte wasn't big enough. So not enough milk.

Thank Miran P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was slightly under average. And wasn’t highly busy at the time I ordered. The service was alright not so welcoming or friendly.

Thank Kelly-Ann94
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely Cafe in central Wanaka. Great meal and snack selection. Great spot on a sunny Wanaka day. Staff are friendly and will assist you with your food and drink selections. Give it a visit.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had brunch here and had patchy service. That is, good and bad. Ignored initially but service thereafter, from different staff members was good. There was a good range of prepared food but I just went with a date and ginger scone. If it hadn't...More

Thank gfsc5
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Ate here today. BLAT wss delicious with a decent amount of fries. Scrambled eggs and bacon were simple but we'll executed and yummy. Coffee was good and a nice friendly barista behind the machine. Service at the till was friendly. Would defiantly go here for...More

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Come in for breakfast on a wet cold day. Very fast friendly service. Food was delicious and coffee was so amazing. Will definitely come back next time in town

Thank mcdowalltara
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Excellent cappuccinos and berry muffins with home made preserves. The place can't be beat for their service and eats. Parking can be located at the rear of the eatery where parking is public and off the street. One can also enter from this parking lot......More

Thank WhyAmIStillworking
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Happened to bump into a friend on the main drag in Wanaka, who guessed rightly that we were hunting for a breakfast spot. He gave us two choices. The first seemed a bit cramped and noisy, though the food looked fine. The second was Ritual....More

Thank Graham M
Reviewed 26 August 2017

It is not only the coffee that is great in this café. We have eaten here a number of times and the food is always excellent as is the vibe. Good happy staff and the guys that run the place are always on the ball...More

Thank Wanaklions
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 6662
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.
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