We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Relishes Cafe

1/99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 9018
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (28 reviews)
“goat” (39 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (44 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1/99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
All Details
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (1,092)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

261 - 270 of 1,035 reviews

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast during our stay in Wanaka. Eggs bene were very good. Good atmosphere and attentive staff.

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I've been trying coffees all around town to see which one is the best and Relishes wins by a long way. The staff are friendly and polite and get my coffee spot on. They also have a wide selection of tempting looking bakes on the...More

1  Thank brylorelei
Reviewed 11 August 2016

It was our regular. Every morning about 1000 we would get a coffee or hot chocolate or mocha. Open fire and often busy with breakfast eaters (a good sign).

Thank Edmo1066
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Coffee was great here (large bowls available) with delicious unusual muffin and huge toasted banana bread with accompaniments. Service appropriate also. Lovely view....

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 11 August 2016

After a three year gap, I was hoping this cafe was still in business when we returned to Wanaka and was still as good. I wasn't disappointed! Food and coffee is still great and the staff are wonderfully accommodating to those with kids. I won't...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

You order at the counter, you have to clear your own table and ask twice for dishes to be taken away, the food is hit and miss and there aren't kid options. There's better places in town

Thank Melb2day
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

A warm, friendly cafe with a nice vibe. The coffee was good and the food great. What more can you ask for?

Thank GcW5000
Reviewed 7 August 2016

this is my go-to place after a week or two in the bush. I love sitting outside and just looking at the lake. I have been coming to Wanaka since 1985 and its gone through many changes. Fortunately, this place has been pretty consistent over...More

1  Thank m219806261
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Upon recommendation of our accommodation hosts we visited on Sunday lunch time and had a bowl of warming creamy mushroom soup which was served piping hot with ciabatta and was very tasty. We were so impressed we visited again for our evening meal, they appeared...More

1  Thank Derek R
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a coffee and something sweet. Couldn't decide between the health party caramel slice, and the pear and white chocolate muffin. Our table ordered both and the muffin was the winner, absolutely amazing!

Thank Becky G
Nearby Restaurants
Big Fig Wanaka
346 reviews
.05 km away
Wanaka Gourmet Kitchen
441 reviews
.10 km away
203 reviews
.11 km away
Kai Whakapai Cafe and Bar
737 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Deep Canyon
175 reviews
.07 km away
Wanaka i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
181 reviews
.03 km away
The Picture Lounge
6 reviews
.19 km away
Wanaka Fine Art Gallery
8 reviews
.05 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Relishes Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, View
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 9018
  • E-mail
With our lakefront setting, spectacular views of the majestic Southern Alps, contemporary and innovative cuisine, and fresh daily baked goods, Relishes Cafe has become something of a Wanaka institution. We are open from 7am till late offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy a glass of wine from our extensive list of local and New Zealand wines or a cup of locally roasted fair trade organic Venus coffee in a casual atmosphere. In summer, the double French doors are opened wide to fully enjoy the stunning lake view, and in winter, a roaring fire displaces the chill after a day playing on the mountains. As a family run business, we welcome even the littlest members of your family by providing a children's menu, a well loved toy box, and a highchair. We happily cater to special dietary needs and also to special events when our in house baker creates delicious cakes to celebrate your occasion! With an abundance of local produce, meats, eggs, and wine grown in the Otago region on our doorstep, there is no need to go further afield for ingredients that will create flavours to delight the palate. Dishes highlight seasonal produce, locally found herbs like horopito, free range eggs, and meats that come from the region, some coming from just down the road. Drawn by the allures of Wanaka after many holiday visits, brother and sister Toby and Tash, along with Tash's husband Paul, bought Relishes Cafe. Showcasing their passion for food, wine, and travel, the trio are frequently seen both in the kitchen and on the house floor. Head Chef Silvia has traveled the world and has an extensive culinary background including experience in Europe. She draws on her international experience to whip up culinary fusions with a Kiwi touch. Serving up twice daily blackboard specials, she and her team continuously bring something new to the table.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing