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Penguino Gelato Cafe

85 Montgomery Square, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3-545 6450
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  • Excellent61%
  • 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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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

You have to go! Have to have to! Close to water so take your ice cream and walk towards the dock for a beautiful view. Panna (whipped cream) is great, and all their flavors are exceptional! Yum!

Thank Christina V
Reviewed 29 June 2016

really great boutique gelato you can't go wrong here theres so many interesting flavours to choose from

Thank markhb123
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Such a treat to eat such delicious ice cream! The flavour selection was incredible, and the taste was superb. He even had gluten free ice cream cones, which just topped off the experience - definitely go and try the Lavender Honey, or Orange Cheesecake

Thank devangi108
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Love this place so much!!! The guy is lovely and the icecream is fantastic! Especially the chocolate and kiwifruit sorbet!

Thank Zealand K
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Very delicious ice cream. They offer some exotic flavors I haven't seen before (kawakawa, lavender-honey). The only downside is, that the ice cream is melting quite fast compared to others.

Thank AnLei15
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We had two ice creams both of which were unique flavors and delicious. They give out taste samples so you can figure out what to have - or have a bit of two kinds.

Thank David U
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Delicious little gelato shop! They have some unique flavours such as watermelon, mint and chilli (yep all together! ) but i stuck to the "plain" ones. I absolutely loved the feijoa!!

Thank Danielle H
Reviewed 17 February 2016

All different flavours and combinations of Gelato ice creams. Delicious and cooling on a hot day. At one end of a parking lot.

Thank Moderntraveller
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We loved our flavors! I had mocha chocolate and my husband had chocolate and cherry... it was FABULOUS!! All flavours are Gluten Free except for one! AND they EVEN have Gluten Free cones!

Thank BplusShirlz
Reviewed 29 December 2015

This is somewhat of an institution in Nelson. Great range of flavours that constantly change. Ginger and chilli flakes, apple strudel and boysenberry wine were just some of the really interesting and tasty ones. Definitely worth a visit with or without kids.

Thank CraigandTania
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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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