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££ - £££Cafe, European,
151 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 2040
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“profiteroles” (5 reviews)
“avocado smash” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
151 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Delicious Food, Friendly Staff and Great big fire burning to warm the bones. We had fish of the day and pork belly - both amazing. I highly recommend the pork belly. Kids had pasta with cheese - wasn't any cheese to be seen but kids...More

Thank mwbtraveller
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We wanted breakfast and walked up to Alchemy and it was heaving!!! We were lucky to get a table inside and ordered breakfast. The service was amazing considering they were run off their feet. The food was good and the coffee passable but I was...More

Thank mrmaccnz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sorry but this restaurant was very disappointing. Situated on the lake front in wanaka, a nice warm buzzy environment inside, we expected the food to be good. We both ordered the smashed avocado with feta and salsa on toast looking forward to a nice healthy...More

Thank Kushla R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a late lunch and order the seafood chowder and the toastie. Service was prompt and food was just delicious. The meals were reasonably priced too. When we are back in Wanaka, we wouldn’t hesitate to come here again for another meal!

Thank phoebew599
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unimpressed with service. Food was average. Go somewhere else rather. My mum was happy with the seafood chowder, dad loved his muffin, but my husband's burger was average and the wasabi mayo was runny. I ordered pumpkin soup and was given a chicken and vegie...More

Thank nzchinagirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for breakfast and it was without question the best eggs Benedict we have ever had and the best double shot latte in town. Highly recommend and am planning on going back to try dinner.

Thank sjs2807
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2-4-1 on mains on a Tuesday meant that we visited on a Tuesday evening. The food was very good and service was great. We have also been for coffee during the day a few times and it is always good.

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Decided to head out for some coffee after our skydiving has been postponed due to bad weather.. but we ended up having a breakfast set! Love the poached eggs on the sourdough and the rosti balls😍.. it’s definitely a great place to have ur food...More

Thank Mark Y
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Alchemy is in a great position with views over Lake Wanaka to the majestic mountains. Whilst the views are great the coffee is superb and matched with lovely food.

Thank Spinner69
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I ordered the big breakfast it had beans, eggs, sausages, ciabatta, bacon and their homemade hash browns. The atmosphere was nice if it was warmer outside we could of say outside and had the view of the lake. The coffee was very nice too and...More

Thank Mara B
Alchemy W, Public Relations Manager at Alchemy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hi Mara. Glad you enjoyed your meal and coffee with us and thanks for taking the time to review. Hope to see you again on your next trip to beautiful Wanaka.

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Tracy B
11 March 2017|
Response from PadreNZ |
Best question ever Tracy B (note 0 reviews). I particularly enjoyed the complete lack of information you've provided about why your meal was terrible. Letting one meal ruin a whole weekend (unless you were subject to... More
16 December 2016|
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Response from CarlHamlin | Property representative |
Sorry we are closed christmas day and boxing day. Kind regards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 2040
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Beautiful venue with the best views in Lake Wanaka, barista made coffee, local wine and beer on tap, top brunching location with tasty meals and sweet treats, fabulous tapas and mains served by our happy staff for dinner!
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