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Ritual Espresso Cafe

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££ - £££
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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18 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 6662
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went for brunch on a Sunday morning and both our meals were delicious. I had the smoked salmon bagel which was served as separate items so I could choose how much of everything I wanted in my bagel. There was a large amount of delicious salmon and when I commented on how lovely it was, I was told it... More 

Thank ChristchurchJules
Wanaka, New Zealand
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Second visit to this busy café. Dare I say, the man in charge is perhaps a little over hospitality? I watched perfunctionary service, with perhaps a dismissive attitude and pursed lips, his, not mine. Muffins were lovely and coffe was okay.

Thank Shane S
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127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good for lunch. They have some interesting food combinations and variety. Coffee is good. The staff are friendly and helpful. Can get very busy midday. Priciest high end.

Thank ElvisInvercargill
sunshine coast
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277 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the lunch so much we have been back for 3 days. Great food with lots of options. Good efficient service from a well run place. French onion soup warmed me up on first day. Sadly leaving wanaka tomorrow but leaving with good memories.

Thank ozdrifter
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a quirky little cafe. We didin't have a meal there but what we did see looked good. Their coffee, cake and drinks were excellent though.

Thank Bill H
Wanaka, New Zealand
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115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This cafe has been here a while in Wanaka, it's been a long time since visiting. Waiting for my order to turn up, two ladies swept the floor at 9am. The grey haired gentleman taking orders seemed like he really didn't want to be there. Kitchen noise is louder than the music or customers. Cabinet food looks great. Cheese scone... More 

Thank ActionAdventurer
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Great coffee both single origin and decaf were really good from a coffee drinkers perspective. Friendly efficient service. Recommend.

Thank 158JohnP158
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stopped for a late morning coffee and snacks, sultana and apricot scone and a little seed and nut treat. The coffee was delicious and the snacks were beautifully flavoursome - I would thoroughly recommend here.

Thank lyndel13
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I ordered Eggs benne with bacon. I asked the lady at the counter if I could get the bacon crispy. She was really nice. I was starving so looking forward for a heartwarming nice breakfast especially for $19. So when my breakfast came I was overwhelmed to see that it was more like a hollandise soup rather what it was... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had been to Ritual on an earlier trip and we weren't disappointed for our second visit. Great food and service and catered well for our 6yo.

Thank Debbie J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?