We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ritual Espresso Cafe

18 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 6662
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“hotcakes” (6 reviews)
“carrot cake” (6 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
18 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (243)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 238 reviews

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
Reviewed 5 April 2017

sat outside in the sun and enjoyed a super breakfast of granola, toast and coffee. Good service excellent food.

Thank Wych
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Delicious coffee and raspberry brownie! Nice atmosphere and good location close to the lake. My husband took eggs on toast and it was also good but surved only with butter, no veggies. For breakfast I would try something else

Thank Anna K
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My wife and I dropped by for a cup of joe and got to share one of the HUGE bowl size cups offered here. Its a nice place to sit and hang out. There is outdoor seating for beautiful days.

Thank Cliff D
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The lunch specials are quick to be delivered and well worth the price. I enjoyed some calamari and fries, along with a latte. A busy place with lots going on around you.

Thank Joet6192
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We slipped in here for a coffee mid morning after wandering the Wanaka lake shore. It was a tad cold to sit outside so we were inside where the place was abuzz with young travellers, making us oldies quite conspicuous. The lady barista knew her...More

Thank Colin S
Nearby Restaurants
Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen
425 reviews
.05 km away
Big Fig Wanaka
328 reviews
.06 km away
195 reviews
.09 km away
Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar
727 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Deep Canyon
174 reviews
.13 km away
Wanaka i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
178 reviews
.09 km away
Sofa Ski Camps
10 reviews
.19 km away
The Picture Lounge
6 reviews
.11 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ritual Espresso Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing