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The Gelato Caffe

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Corner of High and Regent Street. | City Centre, Hawera 4610, New Zealand
+64 6-278 6905
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08:00 - 04:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Sat 09:00 - 13:00
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and the ice cream and gelato is some of the best I have tasted. The only problem the service is a bit slow.

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Thank beverleyw996
Holger Z, Owner at The Gelato Caffe, responded to this review

Great rating thanks for that. I've just ordered roller-skates, hopes that helps :-) More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for a late lunch and decided just to have an ice cream. Friendly staff. Looked at the menu and decided to get a dessert ice cream instead. The pancakes and berries and the rum ice cream sundae was divine. Definitely would recommend and return.

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

Great review thanks a lot for your positive feedback! Welcome back anytime :-) More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous coffee and great food, either off a menu or from the cabinet. Located in the heart of town with friendly staff and great service

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

Thanks a lot Rochelle for this encouraging review! More 

Hawera, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I pop in for a coffee and cake when we are up town. Lovely sausage rolls and as fairly regular customers, the owner knows that I have mine cold with yummy relish. Lovely atmosphere and great service and just an all round place to have a break. Top cafe for us.

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Thank Vinaki1
Holger Z, Owner at The Gelato Caffe, responded to this review

Great review from great people! Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts of our cafe with other out there.... More 

Shanghai, China
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Great coffee, good food options, and nice service in a clean and welcoming environment. Well located on main street.

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Thank hughconway2017
Holger Z, Owner at The Gelato Caffe, responded to this review

Glad you like what we do! Thanks and please come back any time.... More 

Hawera, New Zealand
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Gelato occupies a prime position in our wee town in this remote part of New Zealand, but there's nothing provincial about the service, the presentation or the food itself. Today's visit was for a meeting, and all I wanted was an iced chocolate - one of the best I've had, artistically created and not too sweet. Simply perfect. A great... More 

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

Thank you for the very encouraging review, looks like we're on the right track. Let's keep up with the good work :-) More 

Hawera, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Always great service & friendly staff - and their gelato deserves all the awards it has won. Plus great coffee

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Thank roythomas2016
Holger Z, Owner at The Gelato Caffe, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your great feed back! More 

Lyttelton, New Zealand
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162 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

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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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 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 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

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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1 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 

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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
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
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 - 04:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 04:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 04:00
Thursday
08:00 - 04:00
Friday
08:00 - 04:00
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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