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Ritual Espresso Cafe

18 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 6662
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“carrot cake” (7 reviews)
“cakes” (8 reviews)
“eggs bene” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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18 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This cafe is a good choice for a cafe lunch. There is a menu and lots of cabinet food. It all looks tasty. The service is quick and the coffee good and strong. We had a ham and cheese toastie (plenty of ham and good...More

Thank Pennydancer
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stumbled across this amazing cafe in Wanaka! There was a lovely buzz and the food smelt great! We had bacon and eggs and boy this did not disappoint! The coffee was good and the service fast and helpful. This is a hidden gem on...More

Thank AandBnewadventures
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a berry smoothie and almond mocha here. Also tried their carrot cake. All excellent. Ritual offers indoor and outdoor seating has a bathroom. Be warned this place is extremely popular. Probably because it’s food and coffee is so good. However , they serve you...More

Thank Wayne N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been there with friends after a longer drive and enjoyed the salad with chicken, a flat white and rhubarb cake afterwards. All very delicious. The staff was very friendly. Would definitely come back if in the neighborhood

Thank spanishguy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of people wanting a coffee on boxing day. Lots of people working hard to provide a good service. A nice friendly place

Thank Paul53D
Reviewed 30 November 2017

The double shot flat white is always strong but ask for the regular size to ensure this. Pity the cafe lacks some small coffee food such as friands. The cafe is always busy but attracts a better clientelle than the busy cafe on the same...More

Thank Murray B
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

very small Iced latte for 6$ Because the cup for iced latte wasn't big enough. So not enough milk.

Thank Miran P
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

The food was slightly under average. And wasn’t highly busy at the time I ordered. The service was alright not so welcoming or friendly.

Thank Kelly-Ann94
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

A lovely Cafe in central Wanaka. Great meal and snack selection. Great spot on a sunny Wanaka day. Staff are friendly and will assist you with your food and drink selections. Give it a visit.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

We had brunch here and had patchy service. That is, good and bad. Ignored initially but service thereafter, from different staff members was good. There was a good range of prepared food but I just went with a date and ginger scone. If it hadn't...More

Thank gfsc5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Helwick Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 6662
We are the locals choice of cafe with a deli cabinet full of freshly made salads,frittata, crepes, and more. There is a full range of breakfast and lunch options from our blackboard menu. We also serve freshly made muffins, scones and a selection of slices and cakes. In all cases there is a good selection of gluten free options.
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