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Penguino Gelato Cafe

85 Montgomery Square, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3-545 6450
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“gelato” (27 reviews)
“ice cream” (34 reviews)
“sorbet” (7 reviews)
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85 Montgomery Square, Nelson, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 99 reviews

Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The lavender honey was beautiful, my son was a little disappointed with the watermelon, but it is an interesting flavour. The black forest, caramel and boysenberry also went down a treat. The serving sizes were small and in hindsight I should have ordered the platter...More

Thank 553natashaw
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Sooooo many choices, so take your time, talk to the staff, and choose carefully. You will never ever regret it.

Thank MMN43
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

A penguin themed cafe is a novel way to sell ice cream, gelato and sorbet and the decorations were certainly pretty cool. We had the gold medal winning watermelon, fresh mint and chilli flake ice cream and the light vanilla with white chocolate chips. The...More

Thank TwoFP
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This ice cream parlour was all hype. The servings were small, service was abrupt, and we were left wondering what all the self promotion was about. If we had our time again we would have bought 9 scoops on a plate for $18 but I...More

Thank JohnWilliams201
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Watermelon mint and chili.., amazing flavours made for a difficult choice, this was the most interesting and tasty ice cream I have ever had anywhere!

Thank Quadracat
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We ordered gelato from here after lunch. We tried the following flavours: chocolate, caramel, mango and blackcurrant and wine sorbet. The ice cream was delicious but not the best we have tried. We still enjoyed our purchase and finished off every bit but we're expecting...More

Thank MiaaCal
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Being italian I am very picky on icecreams. But I was here 15 years ago and I remembered well the place was selling great icecream. So I dragged my friend here... delicious. We tried lavanda icecream and wine icecream. Perfect match. Great taste. Creamy. Natural....More

Thank lattediluna73
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The adults and kids all enjoyed their frozen treats. I wasn't too enthused about the lavender honey flavor (especially when the man at the counter told him one boy had told him it tasted "like Grandma") but it was really good, light and refreshing. The...More

Thank ladydoc2006
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Poor service & very dissappointing gelato! We wouldn't mind paying as much as we did for a quality product, but the taste really was sub par. I suggest going elsewhere for better value and service. We definitely will not be returning. :-(

Thank Alanna J
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

It's light yet very flavorful. Had five flavours and love all of them. We also love the place and location. The guy (the owner I presumed) gave us a free scoop of a new flavour and it's tasty as expected. Will definitely come back if...More

Thank 646madelinet
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Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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