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Cafe Ambience

51 Main Street, Gore, New Zealand
+64 3-208 5888
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (10 reviews)
“baguette” (2 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
51 Main Street, Gore, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I popped in while stopping off in the area whilst touring New Zealand and enjoyed the visit. Smashing little cafe in Gore. Nice menu, decent drink options and fair prices. Staff very friendly. Quirky that you have to go through kitchen to...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place, with interesting decor. I thought there was a great selection of cups sizes on offer - 6,8,12 & 16oz. I ordered a latte and I think I got more of a Cappucino - however it was good coffee. Double shot it was, but...More

Thank myfoodexpressions
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Food, service, speed, and table clearance all great. Efforts to reduce pollution also good, however we had to sit adjacent to the counter due to the café being full (well deserved). The noise from the coffee machine and operator was unacceptable. Is it necessary to...More

Thank pat20182018
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

A quick stop for lunch saw us in this cafe on the main street of Gore. Service was friendly and efficient. The choice of food was very good from pre-made rolls and salads to sweeter offerings to selection from the board. All looked very fresh....More

Thank gfsc5
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

A great place to have a quiet coffee in nice surroundings Very helpful staff Very good selections of tasty snacks Can recommend

Thank John S
Reviewed 10 September 2017

A colleague and I stopped here for lunch and were loving the bacon and corn soup. Had lots of other vegetables that came with a serving of fresh ciabatta bread. Totally awesome. Then the next morning, along with two colleagues we stopped there for breakfast....More

Thank RoverReturns
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Visited cafe ambience on the recommendation of a friend. We'd been once before and we're underwhelmed but very glad we tried again. They had Bao buns with pulled pork as a chefs special! Delicious! The cabinet was well stocked with tasty looking sandwiches and pastries....More

Thank GeoffHLloyd
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I've just had the Chefs Choice,tumeric potato with coliflower, avocado, salmon and scrambled eggs, and it is delicious! Truly tasty and awesome presentation.

Thank Aitziber A
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Visited as a quick pit-stop on our drive from Dunedin to Te Anau. The staff were friendly and welcoming to 3 tired Lions supporters on a road trip. The coffee was good, the cakes were lovely and the welcome was warm on this cold wet...More

1  Thank quin-i-bog
Janice P, Owner at Cafe Ambience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for your review, its always a pleasure to have overseas visitors into our cafe. Very glad you enjoyed your visit with us and Im sure your entire trip was well worth your while, especially with the end result. Hopefully you will call back...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

A nice cosy cafe with friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere. On the day my friends and I called in, unbeknownst to us, the cafe was actually closed but the young woman at the counter took our orders anyway and served us delicious coffee.More

1  Thank moom4
Janice P, Owner at Cafe Ambience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your experience with us, we always endeavour to welcome any visitors even after closing, whilst its not always possible due to cleaning, we will try our best. Its really appreciative to get positive feedback especially for...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Main Street, Gore, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Gore
  • Phone Number: +64 3-208 5888
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