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Ritual Espresso Cafe

18 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 6662
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (7 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 6 days 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Stopped in for breakfast and was super impressed with the Eggs Montreal (fresh smoked salmon) and coffee. Their pastries and lunches also looked great, and we'll definitely be back next time we're in Wanaka!

Thank AmyAtravels
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Always been a favourite, with so many to choose from. Ritual is a Great place ,Great people Great coffee and food

Thank Frances C
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Coffee was great, however the food I found to be a little of a let down. The baked items were nice however I ordered the salmon dish and it was a little let down. Service was good and well presented inside the cafe.

Thank Michael S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
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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