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Penguino Gelato Cafe

85 Montgomery Square, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3-545 6450
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (29 reviews)
“ice cream” (42 reviews)
“sorbet” (9 reviews)
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85 Montgomery Square, Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

So good and tasty on a hot day. Not the cheapest icecream but worth it as you know that it is made there and different flavours to try. My all time favourite is the Lemon Sorbet. So refreshing.

Thank owlesey
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I can't explain how I can have ice cold sorbet in my mouth but have fire on my tongue. It was a culinary delight! So glad we stopped and tried your gold award winning watermelon/mint leaf/ chili sorbet cones. Fantastic 👍🏼

Thank 6starkplace
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

The ice cream was good and tasty, but nothing too special (and I've had heaps of ice cream in NZ already). Sadly the service was really poor. The ladies were a bit rude and unfriendly and didn't give us much time to dicide. The prices...More

Thank Sarah U
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Went for affogato. Was ok not great. Maybe a little stingy on gelato for the price. Ice cream needs to be quite cold for a good one. But lots of choice if you want an odd flavour.

Thank Loralee R
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
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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