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“funky flavours!”

Penguino Gelato Cafe
Ranked #2 of 6 Dessert in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

we where lucky to vista as they normal close in the winter months. but they are only open friday, saturdays and sundays over this period.
they have received so many awards for there ice cream. They have very funky flavours, but really work well.
i had 2 scoops at the price of $5.50, rum raisins and white chocolate.
i would recommend to try if in this little town!

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Thank Charlotte K
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

icecream is very good but pricy. For me it is only a treat once in a while. Nice to sit insde too, but not much seating outside

Thank Jo L
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Nelson's favourite summer spot. Hidden away a bit and can be expensive if your kids imaginations get away on your wallet, but a wonderful refuge from the trials of shopping. Seek it out.

Thank MacNelson
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Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

We were all enthusiastically greeted as soon as we entered by 2 staff dressed as penguins as it was one of the girls last day.

Sampled a few different flavors and it was very hard to decide on which to pick. The range is great with lots of classic favourites mixed with some interesting (but still delicious) new combos such as Mango and Basil.

Well priced

Friendly fun service

100% recommended :)

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Thank Lauren W
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

We love gelato, and have tried many sorts in different parts of the world, and this outlet stands up to any of them and outranks most. The range of flavours isn't enormous, but there are really unusual and intriguing ones. I had an avocado and pumpkin seed combined with a NZ fruit that I'd not heard of, and would have liked to try the watermelon and mint as well, but we weren't in Nelson long enough to do so (we found the gelato bar on our last day). If you are going on to Wellington, compare these gelatos to those for sale at Kaffe Eis on Cuba Street anddown by the harbour, and (if you can get it) the amazing chocolate gelato for sale in the Sunday morning market near the Te Papa museum -- the best in the world, in our experience.

For quality and flavour, $5.50 per double was good value.

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Thank Nola C
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