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Ritual Espresso Cafe

) #1 of 1 Coffee & Tea in Wanaka #24 of 72 Places to Eat in Wanaka €€ - €€€ Cafe, , Gluten Free Options
18 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 6662
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“hotcakes” (6 reviews)
“carrot cake” (6 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00All hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
18 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 19 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 8 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 3 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 1 May 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
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We went here twice during our visit to Wanaka. The first time I had the haloumi salad. It was good. The second time we went after a long bike ride and got a plate of fries. They make very good shoestring fries that really hit...More

Thank nachty
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

ordered 2 cups of coffee, unfortunately it didn't turn out as good as rated. milk wasn't froth properly, and coffee tasted bitter instead of creamy and smooth. could be better.

Thank ameliac687
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Stopped in with a sweets craving. Got the carrot cake. This was amazing. I am a huge fan of carrot cake and it was one of the best I've ever had. I may have gotten an extra one and carried it around and ate it...More

Thank Jake K
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I visit Wanaka every 6weeks for business and ritual cafe is always on my list of places to eat. They always have the yummiest soups and a fantastic selection of gluten free food. The bang bang chicken salad is a Favourite too.

Thank TripMembe02202017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
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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
  • E-mail
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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