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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 via mobile

Relishes never fails to deliver consistent delicious coffee time and time again. I love the outdoor seating with views of the lake, a hot long black and a fresh sweet muffin! Always.

Thank 315hannahj
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First day in a new town can sometimes mean you are not knowledgeable about the best eating establishments. We certainly lucked in for breakfast with Relishes. Fabulous coffee and the best poached eggs we have ever eate.

Thank chrisso53
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic food, great coffee, excellent service and views that cannot be topped! Highly recommend this place.

Thank Melanie R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were recommended this place by a local and as we were wandering we couldn’t help notice what the diners outside were eating. The meals looked wonderful. A quick peruse of the menu confirmed things. Both our meals were beautifully prepared, presented and tasted wonderful....More

Thank Distan B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by friends who had been there quite a few years back and said it was great. We've no idea if it has the same owners or not, but it is still great food! We had a good dinner of...More

Thank WIvebeenthere
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Opens just after 6am for coffee’s only place could find that early. Breakfasts starts at 7.30am. Grab a great coffee and then sit on the lake viewing Mt Cook until breakfast service starts. Would I recommend YES. Rated 8/10

Thank Oleh C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had great breakfast here three times. All the young staff are amazingly helpful and chatty. Bacon and eggs excellent at $15 and the granola fruit compote was good too. Inside and outside seating available right on the edge of town shops but close to the...More

Thank Wiltshire-feet
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very tasteful meals and wine. Nice staff and friendly service. Very good specials everyday. You can taste the care they give the food.

Thank TrudyEvers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stop here on a regular basis and have always found the coffee to be good and the service great, good location, and some yummy snacks to be had. Staff seem to cope well when large groups all turn up at once.....sorry !

Thank IJArchibald
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a mid range restaurant with very good healthy food. I had the salmon, which was moist, fresh and absolutely delicious. The service was pleasant and efficient. We will go again.

Thank BobHart308
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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
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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