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Penguino Gelato Cafe

85 Montgomery Square, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3-545 6450
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (28 reviews)
“ice cream” (40 reviews)
“sorbet” (10 reviews)
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85 Montgomery Square, Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was such a hot day - 30 degrees! and we were relieved when we spotted this icecream cafe. I had a small sundae - and it was very good value - 2 generous scoops of icecream, cream and choc sauce - cost $9.

Thank Lois G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow the price has gone up since I was last there, it is now becoming a luxury, anyway . Gelato was delicious and great new flavors to try plus friendly helpful service, what more could you ask for, always a stop off when in Nelson...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Yes it's totally true the ice cream here is amazing and we had their silver metal winning ice cream however two cones with two scoops of ice cream in each was $13.00. A nice treat for special occasions but not somthing I could afford all...More

Thank chickenleggs
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here on Boxing Day, the place was busy. It’s nice to see a place willing to try unusual flavours, between us we had 5 different flavours. The quality was good but the serving size for the price doesn’t quite match. We would come...More

Thank Jared-Kiwi
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

I bought a single waffle cone of feijoa ice cream for $5. Not the biggest scoop I’ve ever had, but one of the very best: good ingredients and quality are worth paying a little extra for. The feijoa taste and texture were perfect: the zinginess...More

Thank MusicianTeddington
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Salted lychee sorbet was amazing! If i had this back home i would be eating it by the bucketfuls. Not hard to understand how their ice cream is award winning

Thank Farrah T
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

My friend and I was out shopping when we needed a break so we popped in for a ice cream she had the apple crumble and yes it tasted just like a apple crumble while I had a chilli and pineapple gelato WOW what an...More

Thank Darrel N
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Chatted to the man who was serving and he was friendly and gave me a sample of one of his ice creams for free. If I was not on a diet at that point I would have had a full serving as it was real...More

Thank janasele
Reviewed 25 July 2017

If you haven't ever been to penguinos, you must go, now! Incredible tempting selection of delicious one off flavors, site to tempt you to more than one scoop although tasters are available at 50c,a bargain.our a taster platter for $18.00, tri or more can share...More

Thank melanie s
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Was so looking forward to coming here but unfortunately we didn't enjoy it. The small amount you receive for the price is really disappointing as at other places you could get more for the same/smaller price. The flavours are really nothing to rave about. I...More

Thank Kiwifarmgirl
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Montgomery Square, Nelson, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-545 6450
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