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Penguino Ice Cream Cafe

85 Montgomery Square, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 6450
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (30 reviews)
“ice cream” (41 reviews)
“sorbet” (9 reviews)
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10:30 AM - 5:30 PM Hours
85 Montgomery Square, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Holy. Tasty ice cream, great selection of flavors, and great prices. I opted for the ice cream platter (9 flavors, $20 total) and went straight to heaven. Best idea ever. Why doesn’t ever ice cream shop have a platter option?! Standout flavors for me: salted...More

Thank patagoniapuff
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Good quality chocolate ice cream. Nice place and good service but the child size was a very small serving for $4.00. Maybe they need to charge this much but gets to be quite a treat at that price

Thank gemido
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Lived in Nelson most of my life love coming here and having gelato, white chocolate is a must if you come here.

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Great, friendly service and very good ice cream in a convenient location. Did not know that no credit was accepted. Unbelievably, we were told to come back to pay for our ice cream when we had the cash. Pleasant surprise in today's world. Yes, we...More

Thank Dennis W
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Great Gelato. The second best I have ever had. Great range of flavours and reasonable serving sizes.

Thank Renewablesguy
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Beautiful gelatos including award winning flavor combinations. The treat is worth the calories whether you like watermelon and chili or chocolate and vanilla.

Thank JaneP2963
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Our local bus driver referred this shop to us, i wish i could have the lychee flavour everyday, just so nice. Caramel is also very good, my friend also tried another flavour and we were all very satisfied!!

Thank Mei C
Reviewed 5 February 2018

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 5 February 2018

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 MikeC801
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
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Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Montgomery Square, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-545 6450
Nelson's Gold and Silver awarded ice cream, gelato and sorbet shop where we made everything on site fresh with local products and lots of passion! Unique flavours! Come in and taste why we are so famous!
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