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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“carrot cake” (6 reviews)
“cakes” (8 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
18 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 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 19 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
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This cafe appealed as it looked suitably busy at lunchtime, but still with room for us. The counter food appealed, with a good range of savoury and sweet goodies. While there were some delightful choices for something savoury, the prices were up there, and so...More

Thank samandhenry
Reviewed 7 June 2017

A nice friendly cafe in the heart of the shopping area of Wanaka. Lovely & warm on a cold morning. Great coffee & good service. Highly recommend.

Thank NZJess
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I've spent many afternoons here writing cards and reading my book while sipping on a mocha. I love that it doesn't have WiFi, and there is a great selection of sweet and savoury food.

Thank Mountainpetal
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

There for lunch. Place is pretty basic, but fine. Service was fine. Coffee was pretty good (I'm a barista & fussy). Food was good. Solid 4 star cafe.

Thank GrahamAK
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Had the best Ham, Potato, and leek soup here today. The toasted bread accompanying the soup was devine. Oh and the coffee was good too. Very enjoyable experience.

Thank AnthAlly
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately we stumbled on this place on the last day after tring other local cafes. Ritual definitely topped them 10 out 10 I drink Americano and my husband drinks Mocha and we both agreed our drinks were faultless, wished we'd tried them earlier. Definitely the...More

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Went in to kill some time for brunch. Had a good selection of food in the cabinet and on the menu board. Prices were good and the coffee was as well. The food was well made and tasted very nice. Was plenty of room when...More

Thank Herbie15
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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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