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Florences Foodstore & Cafe Restaurant

Cnr Orchard & Cardrona Valley Rds | Wanaka, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 7078
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Cnr Orchard & Cardrona Valley Rds | Wanaka, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The coffee and food were delicious. The service friendly and obliging. The food store was intriguing and full of great gift ideas. Just 5 minutes drive from Wanaka central. Quaint setting. .So glad we stopped. Highly recommend.

Thank dlf40
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popular with locals, Florences is located out of town so you'll need a bike, car or comfortable walking shoes to get here. Its a casual cafe set within a deli/foodstore (you might want to buy some goodies to take home - great selection of frozen...More

Thank Sally A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fab selection of food. Freshly crafted tasty goodness. The one place in Wanaka I keep going back to year after year. The service is friendly and the coffee great.

Thank Due_South_Films
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My nieces pre-wedding girls gathering was a happy occasion at a delightful place until the owner put a dampener on proceedings. I hope that she doesn't speak to other guests in the way she spoke to my sister in law - we were a large...More

3  Thank jaclintonbaker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family & I all stumbled across this beautiful quaint cafe and the food there is incredible! Such nice fresh food all organic with lovely staff who were more than welcoming. Awesome little store as well where you can get some awesome sauces & ingredients!...More

1  Thank amandabaker098
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The team at Florences were rude and made what was supposed to be one of my funnest days as a bride, into an unforgettable experience for the wrong reasons. They claimed they didn't know we were a Hens party booking, yet earlier that day we...More

7  Thank Lucy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Florence claimed that we did not let her know this was a hens party, which we absolutely did. We were making no more noise than table of people beside us, who made no complaints about us. Our celebration was full of family and young children...More

2  Thank Georgia M
Sharyn M, Owner at Florences Foodstore & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Georgia, this has already been answered. Bottom line - you were rude and insulting to the effort of my staff of our Provincial Long Table, taking over our dining room as a private party. Its all about manners and respect. You can justify all you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who would have thought that on a brides princess night, before her wedding we would find the 'Wicked old witch of Wanaka'. A group of women in tiaras, a baby in a pram, a 4 year old pink fairy. Hardly a rowdy bawdy "hen' party....More

1  Thank peterseakayak
Sharyn M, Owner at Florences Foodstore & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sharyn M, Owner at Florences Foodstore & Cafe, responded to this review Peter, you weren't even there, so fascinated why you have the complaint!! We don't take 'Hen's Parties" and when this was booked, we were told it was for a group of women (17)...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Its over a year since we last visited Wanaka, a lovely simple lunch at Florences last week inspired us to book for the Wednesday LONG TABLE, it is so popular it was booked out, but they scheduled another on the preceeding day, and it was...More

1  Thank miles52
Sharyn M, Owner at Florences Foodstore & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Miles52. We do love our Provincial Long table evenings and even more when folk like yourself get so much enjoyment as well. My staff are fabulous too and help make it all a good dining experience .

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

A quaint cafe that I never knew existed and I only live 57km away. Had a lovely mocha with a meringue and cream. They even gave me extra cream when I asked. Plenty of staff on and Asian lady who served us was very pleasant....More

1  Thank Voodles
Sharyn M, Owner at Florences Foodstore & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you Voodles for your response and glad you liked the meringue - I think you may have posted that lovely photo of it as well. Keiko is from Japan and is our Madam Butterfly - she flits here and there and we love her.

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Alana J
2 January 2017|
Response from Sharyn M | Property representative |
We have no one with red hair who works here and there are locks on the toilet doors - are you sure you have the right place?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Orchard & Cardrona Valley Rds | Wanaka, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 7078
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